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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 March are on the Worship page. Including Mar 6 Purim extravaganza, Special interfaith program Mar 13.(see details).
  • Join us for Temple Sinai's Purim Extravaganza on March 6th at 7:30 PM! We will begin with a brief service including the reading of the Megillah in the sanctuary.
  •  Interfaith Program at Temple Sinai. Join us at Temple Sinai on Friday, March 13th, at 7:30 PM for an abridged Shabbat service, followed by some treats and a special program with Dr. Ahmed Noor.  The program will include a short presentation on “Islamic View of Pluralism”, followed by a Question and Answer (discussion) session on “Misconceptions about Islam and Muslims”.
  • 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.
  • Come help with the spring cleanup of the Biblical Garden, Sun, Mar 8, 10 am. Contact Christina Verderosa or Jan Rockoff. Date subject to change if weather requires.
  • Next Torah Study Sun, 1 pm Mar 1 and 8. Cancelled Mar 15.. 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.
  • Save the date: 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.
  • Be a part of Temple Sinai's 60th anniversary celebration. Tell your story in our commemorative book. Contact Christina Verderosa.
  • Our other volunteer opportunities are listed on the Volunteer tab

  • Membership committee welcomes Irene Jacobson and Judy Kline. All suggestions from the congregation are welcome; please contact them or June or John Mellman.
  • Membership opportunity: $100 dues credit to members bringing in a new member.
  • Temple Sinai Facebook page


  • Sisterhood meeting, Mon, Mar 9, 7 pm.


  • Community Purim Carnival at JCC – date has been changed to Sunday, March 8th, 12:30.pm
  • G-d Is A Four-Letter Word: An Evening of Meditation, Music & Meaningful Text Study - With Rabbi David Ingber - Monday, March 16th, 7:30 – 9:15 p.m. CNU Freeman Center, Room 201 -See attachment.
  • A first English translation of a short story by S.Y. Agnon about Yom Kippur, Twofold; read it here. (from Tablet Magazine)
  • 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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