Welcome to Temple Sinai, your Reform Jewish home in Newport News VA, established in 1955, and active for over 63 years. We are an inclusive congregation and welcome Jews by heritage, Jews by choice, secular Jews, interfaith, couples, singles, children, straight, gay, LGBT+ members, those returning to their Jewish roots, people just wishing to learn about Judaism, and all visitors. We strive to be a warm and welcoming congregation. Rabbi Sokol holds Shabbat services on Friday evenings at 7:30 pm, or monthly on a Saturday morning at 10 am. The Oneg Shabbat follows the service and enables members and visitors to socialize.
Temple Sinai is located at 11620 Warwick Boulevard just south of Riverside Hospital, near Gatewood Rd., in Newport News.
Announcements, Events, and Opportunities
1. Announcements and Events and Opportunities. (3) Shabbat Services through Nov; further items: (4,5,6,7 ) Adult Education, Rabbi’s message for Nov, and Chanukah events (dinner and menorah lighting), and opportunities for involvement including support of homeless with PORT and helping a family from Transitions (9).
2 Welcome to our newest members, the Schorr family!
Saturday, Nov 24, 10 am instead of Friday
Shabbat morning and Thanksgiving service
Oneg Shabbat follows
Saturday, Dec 1, 10 am instead of Friday, Shabbat morning service and lunch (no charge but RSVP)
Friday, Dec 7, 7:30 pm Chanukah dinner and service (see flyer for details)
Saturday, Dec 15, 10 am instead of Friday
Shabbat morning service
Friday, Dec 21, 7:30 pm
Shabbat Malachim service
Friday, Dec 28, 730 pm
Shabbat evening service
4. Adult Education: Temple Sinai is offering “Aleph Isn’t Enough”, elementary Hebrew, on selected Thursdays at 1 pm, continuing Nov 29, resuming Jan 10, and ending Jun 6.
— Volunteers needed to help PRT serve the homeless Dec 25 (evening) and Dec 26 (morning). Contact Larry Linn.
— Sisterhood is adopting a family (mother and two sons) for the holidays, from Transitions, which helps victims of domestic violence. Contact office for list of items
–Caring Committee ongoing opportunities to help our members for appointments or Shiva (see Social Action tab under Activities).
–Pulpit Committee: additional members needed to line up volunteers for honors at Services. We will be calling for volunteer readers at High Holy Day services.
–Jewish Food Festival at UJC. May 29, 2019 next year. It’s not too early to volunteer; contact Rabbi Sokol.
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