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.   On Friday evenings, our Oneg Shabbat at 6:45 pm precedes the service, and visitors in particular are invited to let our members welcome you then.  

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 members    Mike and Eve Ware

                                                       Melissa Gregory (Friend)

Sunday, February 26, 10 am.  Brotherhood Breakfast.  Speaker TBD.

Wednesday, March 8, 11 am.  "The Jewish Way" adult education class with Rabbi Sokol begins.  Selected Wednesdays through May 31.   Details to follow.

Tuesday, March 21, 7 pm at Jewish Community Center.  Jewish Book Council speaker series, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong will present her book "Seinfeldia", about the TV show.  Co-sponsored by Temple Sinai and UJCVP.

Tuesday, March 28, 6 pm.  Rosh Chodesh observed at member's house, followed by potluck dinner.  Contact Leslie Borwick, 850-2394 or d1borwick@cox.net for more information.  Open to Sisterhood members and their guests. 

 Sunday, May 7, 11 am to 5 pm.  Jewish Food Festival at UJC.  We need volunteers:  cooking prior to event, kitchen, Temple Sinai's table.  Contact Temple office or Rabbi Sokol.






Social action opportunities:  

-Caring Committee ongoing opportunities to help our members for appointments or Shiva (see Social Action tab under Activities).  

-Biblical Garden:   Please keep "light" plastic wrap coming--we need 310 lbs. in next few months to earn our second TREX bench.  Contact Christina Verderosa, verderosachristina@yahoo.com













Recurring Events

Religious School:
 Sun, Feb 5, 12, 26  10 am

Adult Education:
 Sun, 1 pm  (Intro to Hebrew class), Feb 12, 26; continues through May 2017

Sisterhood meeting Mon, Feb 13, 7 pm.
Temple Board Meeting Tue, Feb 14, 7 pm
Brotherhood Breakfast, Sun, Feb 26, 10 am, speaker TBA


Shabbat Times

Fri, Feb 24, 7:30 pm led by Rabbi Sokol
Shabbat of Healing service
(6:45 pm Oneg Shabbat) 
childcare on request* 

Sat, Mar 4, 10 am led by Rabbi Sokol
Saturday morning service in lieu of Friday
(Oneg Shabbat follows)  

Fri, Mar 10, 7:30 pm led by Rabbi Sokol 
Oneg Shabbat follows;
includes Purim Quiz "Battle of the Sexes"
childcare on request*  

Fri, Mar 17, 7:30 pm led by Rabbi Sokol 
(Oneg Shabbat follows)
no childcare

Fri, Mar 24, 7:30 pm  Brotherhood Shabbat
(6:45 pm Oneg Shabbat)
childcare on request*

Fri, Mar 31, 7:30 pm   Shabbat in Song
(6:45 pm Oneg Shabbat)
childcare on request*

*Call office, 596-8352, to request childcare