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Temple Sinai is located at 11620 Warwick Boulevard just south of Riverside Hospital in Newport News. For over 58 years, Temple Sinai has served as the Reform synagogue on the
Virginia Peninsula.

Contact Temple Sinai here or at 596-8352
view map for directions

Announcements: [TS calendar at bottom]



  • Sisterhood birthday/anniversary card flyer.
  • Sisterhood visited the Portsmouth Jewish Museum and Cultural Center on Jul 20. See Facebook page for report and photo.
  • Celebrate Rosh Chodesh (see flyer)with the Sisterhood at 6pm on July 28th at Nella Ostrovsky's home. A Potluck dinner will follow the service. Please RSVP to Nella by July 24th.
  • Brotherhood Breakfasts resume in Sep, 4th Sun of each month at 10 am.
  • Thu, Aug 14, 7pm-10 pm. Back-to-School Bash sponsored by Temple Sinai and UJCVP at JCC swimming pool. Live music by local rock band IB Retro, free food and beverages. All invited, especially college and high school age students.


  • Short notice: Thu, Jul 24, 7:00-9:00 pm, Sandler Family Campus (VA Beach). Stand Strong for Israel gathering. See flyer. Also see attached letter to Rabbi Sokol which illustrates how donations to Stop the Sirens are used.
  • Jul 29 to Aug 29. Strasser Collection of the Art of Jacob Pell on exhibit at Leon Gallery, Simon JCC, Virginia Beach. See flyer.
  • Interesting review of biographies of Rabbi Schneerson by Joseph Telushkin and Adin Steinsaltz
  • PBS featured Simon Schama's Story of the Jews in Apr. It is available on video online. Also, Tom Ashbrook interviewed Simon Schama on NPR's On Point; podcast link here.
  • JCC Calendar and upcoming events.
  • Jewish War Veterans (Southside) schedule.

Our leadership:
Rabbi: Séverine Sokol
President: Paul Brindza
Vice-President Operations: Pat Finneran
Executive V.P. (Pulpit): Frank Scott
Administrator: Mary Beth Colgan

We are located at 11620 Warwick Blvd in Newport News, Virginia 23601.

Temple Sinai Calendar

Jewish Holidays for 2014 (5774-5775); source: URJ

Monthly Bulletins can be found at bottom of the Membership Page

Union of Reform Judaism



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