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Temple Sinai is located at 11620 Warwick Boulevard just south of Riverside Hospital in Newport News.In our 60th year, 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]


Congregational: News

  • Details of Shabbat Services for March and April are on the Worship page. Mar 27, Brotherhood leads; April 3, Seder, April 11 morning service.
  • Passover Seder Friday, April 3, 6:00 pm., catered by Gidi Gourmet, traditional Passover dinner with vegetarian dishes. RSVP to Temple office by Friday, Mar 27. Cost for members: $30 adults; $10 children (ages 4-12); non-members: $40 adults; $10 children; enlisted personnel and college students $15. Payment appreciated in advance. See Flyer
  • Sunday, March 29, 2-4 pm at Temple for Raising the Roof; special appearance by Virginia Symphony Orchestra violinist Pavel Ilyashov, our Fiddler on the Roof. Hors d'oeuvres by Gidi Gourmet. This is a fundraiser to upgrade our roof.
  • Brotherhood Breakfast, Sun, Apr 26, 10 am. J. Michael Moore will speak on Lee Hall Mansion. Details.
  • Program for JBC,Due to personal event, Elana Sztokman's visit will reschedule., see new web page.
  • Sisterhood Meeting, Mon, Apr 13, 7 pm.
  • Next Torah Study Sun, Click here for revised schedule.
  • Read Rabbi Sokol's article on the January tragedies in France in the UJC bulletin.
  • Program for JBC,Due to personal event, Elana Sztokman's visit will reschedule., see new web page.
  • Next Jewish Book Club event Sun, May 3, 2 pm: Cantor Mitch speaks on "Kosher Cuisine for a New Era". Cooking demo, and singing by Cantor Mitch. see new web page.
  • Be a part of Temple Sinai's 60th anniversary celebration. Tell your story in our commemorative book. Contact Christina Verderosa.
  • April 26th, 2:00 p.m., Rabbi Sokol presenting at the Virginia War Museum. Religious Reporter Tim Townsend speaks on his latest book, “Mission at Nuremberg”.
  • Temple Sinai Facebook page


  • A first English translation of a short story by S.Y. Agnon about Yom Kippur, Twofold; read it here. (from Tablet Magazine)
  • Mar 26 to 29: Tidewater Together symposia with Rabbi Sharon Brous, various programs at different Southside locations, details.
  • Interesting review of biographies of Rabbi Schneerson by Joseph Telushkin and Adin Steinsaltz
  • JCC Calendar and upcoming events.

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

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