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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
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Announcements: [TS calendar at bottom]


Congregational: News

  • Details of Shabbat Services for July and August are on the Worship page. 
  • The Jewish Way series concludes with classes Thu, July 30, 1 pm.
  • Thu, Aug 6, 1 pm, How to Lead a Service. Leading Services is rewarding. Have you ever done it, alone or with someone else? Rabbi Sokol can help you. Learn from scratch or brush up your skills. Special booklets
  • Sisterhood meeting, Mon, Aug 3 and Aug 31 at 7 pm.
  • Sun, Aug 9 at 10 am. Biblical Garden Work Day to prepare for our Open House. Contact Christina Verderosa or Jan Rockoff.
  • Back to School Bash, Thu, Aug 13, 7-10 pm. Pool party at the JCC. Co-sponsored by Temple Sinai. HS and College age; see flyer.
  • Save the date, Sun, Aug 30, 11-2:30, Congregational Open House for Temple and Religious School. See flyer. Featuring internationally renowned storyteller Jim Weiss. Food, arts and crafts, tours of sanctuary, Religious School, Biblical Garden, and historical exhibit. All ages welcome, members, friends, visitors. If you are a member, an occasional visitor, or someone looking for a home in the Jewish community, please come. No charge.
  • High Holy Days begin Sept 13 (evening) to begin the New Year. We welcome nonmembers and our policy is shown here. Members and Friends attend at no charge.
  • If you would like to volunteer for High Holy Day Service honors, please contact Mary Beth at 596-8352.
  • Caring Committee is fully operational. If you need assistance with everyday activities (such as transportation, errands, meals in event of illness) contact Jill Keech, Michele Linn, or Mary Beth. Assistance is confidential. .
  • Membership highlights: We've updated the membership page. Also, members of area congregations who enjoy Temple Sinai are eligible for Friends membership at a fraction of the membership pledge. Both members and Friends attend High Holy Day services without additional charge, and if you join as member or Friend in June or later dues are waived for remainder of the fiscal year.
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Our leadership:
Rabbi: Séverine Sokol
President: C.F. Scott
Vice-President Operations: Pat Finneran
Executive V.P. (Pulpit): Stu Flechner
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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