Temple Sinai Newport News Virginia

Welcome to Temple Sinai, your Reform Jewish home in Newport News VA, established in 1955 and active for over 60 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.  

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone: 757-596-8352
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Announcements and Events

Welcome to newest member    Daniel Akers  


See Rabbi Sokol's latest article in the Daily Press on Sunday (June 4)   Click here.

See Rabbi Sokol's article for Father's Day in the Daily Press (June 18). click here.


New time for Oneg Shabbat.  From June 30 forward ,the Oneg Shabbat will follow the Shabbat service on all Friday evenings.


Friday, June 30, 8:15 pm following abridged Shabbat service.  Special program.  Come hear Ben Sidran in "Listen to the Pulse of the Nation's Heart" as he surveys the music scene with Jews, music, and the American Dream.  Sidran is a legendary Grammy nominated producer, recording artist, and author who has performed with Diana Ross, the Rolling Stones, and other greats.  Flyer here.  Invite your friends.  This program is made possible by a generous grant from the UJCVP Endowment.  

 Also see latest article in Daily Press about Friday's Ben Sidran event here.



 Social action opportunities:  

-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.













Recurring Events

Religious School:
 Sundays  10 am.  School year resumes in the fall.

Stay tuned for new Adult Education schedules. 

Brotherhood Breakfasts resume in September
Sisterhood meeting Mon, Jul 10, 7 pm
Temple Board Meeting Tue, Aug 15, 7 pm

Shabbat Times


Fri, Jun 23, 7:30 pm 
Shabbat service 
(6:45 pm Oneg Shabbat) 
childcare available*

Fri, Jun 30, 7:30 pm 
abridged Shabbat service 
Oneg Shabbat with special guest Ben Sidran presenting,
Grammy-nominated musician and producer 
(see Events and Announcements)
childcare available*

From July 2017 forward, as well as June 30, Oneg Shabbat follows all Friday services.

Sat, Jul 8, 10 am  Morning Shabbat service in lieu of Fri evening
Oneg Shabbat follows

Fri, Jul 14, 7:30 pm 
Shabbat service 
Oneg Shabbat follows 
childcare available*

Fri, Jul 21, 7:30 pm 
Shabbat service
Oneg Shabbat follows 
childcare available*

Fri, Jul 28, 7:30 pm 
Shabbat service 
Oneg Shabbat follows 
childcare available*







*Call office, 596-8352, to request childcare