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.

Temple Sinai is located at 11620 Warwick Boulevard just south of Riverside Hospital, near Gatewood Rd., in Newport News.  

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Events and News


This is the inaugural issue of the new Temple Sinai website.  We thank Judie Kavit for invaluable volunteer assistance in setting it up.   The website uses the template "Daled" provided by The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and have free hosting, and the template adapts automatically to the desktop or mobile device in use.  We are now able to make changes in real time.  Send any comments to the web manager, John Mellman.  Thanks to Christina Verderosa, Facebook manager, for providing photos.

Note that we have moved Shabbat services and recurring events (religious school and adult education dates, when in session) to the sidebar at the right. 

Welcome to new member Katelyn Hoisington.

Sunday, June 19, 9 am.  Biblical Garden workday, starting at 9 before it gets too hot.  Help with pruning and weeding.  Contact Christina Verderosa or Jan Rockoff.

Please continue to collect plastic bags or wrap so we can earn a TREX bench for the Garden.  We need 500 pounds by August 28.  Contact Christina Verderosa. 

Sunday, June 26, 11 am.  Congregational Meeting and Brotherhood Breakfast.  We'll begin with the Brotherhood Breakfast, the last of the year, at 11 am, and move to the Congregational Meeting at 12 noon.  It will include a review of the past year by President C. F. Scott and a look forward to next year, a report from the Long Range Planning Committee, a vote on the 2016-17 budget, and election of officers and trustees.   You will receive committee reports in a printed packet.  No charge for the Breakfast.

Friday, July 1.  Rabbi Sokol begins her third year at Temple Sinai!  

Monday, July 11, 7 pm.  Sisterhood meeting.

Tuesday, July 12, 7 pm.  Board Meeting.   (Any member may attend)

Recurring Events

Religious School:  vacation; resumes Aug 28, 10 am.

Adult Education:  The Jewish Way
Tue, Jun 21, 28; Jul 5; 1 pm.

Shabbat Times

Fri, Jun 17, 7:30 pm
childcare available

Fri, Jun 24, 7:30 pm
Shabbat Service of Healing
no childcare available

Fri, Jul 1, 7:30 pm
no childcare available

Fri, Jul 8, 7:30 pm
childcare available

Fri, Jul 15, 7:30 pm
childcare available

Fri, Jul 22, 7:30 pm
Led by C.F. Scott
no childcare available

Fri, Jul 29, 7:30 pm
Led by Irene Jacobson
no childcare available