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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 May and June are on the Worship page. Shabbat Service for Healing, June 5.
  • Next Torah Study 31 at 10 am. New series The Jewish Way begins Thu, June 11, at 1 pm and following Thursdays.
  • Sisterhood meeting, Mon, June 8, 7 pm.
  • Thanks to Rabbi Sokol and many dedicated volunteers at the Jewish Food Festival, May 17. Our table was a great success, as was the Sisterhood Gift Shop table.
  • As of May 18, Temple Sinai is now on the National Historic Register in addition to the Virginia Landmarks Register. We will dedicate the commemorative plaque at our 60th Anniversary celebration.
  • Brotherhood Breakfast, Sun, Jun 14, 10 am. Jay Shinske will speak on the Lifelong Learning Society.
  • Wed, June 17, 6 pm. Rosh Chodesh for Sisterhood. At Nella Ostrovsky's. See flyer.
  • Save the date, Sat, July 18, 6 pm. Sisterhood Social Evening at Irene Jacobson and Donn Turner's.This is a fund-raiser to support Sisterhood's programs.
  • Temple Sinai was voted onto the Virginia Register of Historic Places.
  • Save the date. Sun, Jun 28 Temple Sinai's 60th Anniversary celebration. Congregational meeting at 10 am followed by gala party at 12 noon.flyer
  • 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: 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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