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"It is not good for a person to be alone."
~Genesis 2:18

The Temple Sinai Caring Committee exists to support congregants and other Jews in the community both in their times of greatest need and their times of greatest joy. To fulfill our mission and create a caring community, the following are our current activities.


Meal Program

Facilitator – Paula Noble

The Sinai community is happy to bring meals to new parents or those who are homebound. We encourage you to join our list of congregants who support this program by making extra meals once or twice per year. If you or a loved one is or will be in need, please contact the rabbi or Chair of the Caring Committee to request or offer meals.


Assisted Living Facility Shabbat

Facilitator – Jeff Gingold

Jewish residents of Senior Living communities may be unable to attend services at Temple Sinai due to physical limitations or difficulties with transportation. Members of the Caring Committee reach out to offer brief Shabbat services at several such communities. Together, we light candles, drink wine, eat challah and say prayers. We enjoy visiting with the residents and learning about their history and their lives. 


Visits to Homebound Individuals

Facilitator – Unfilled

Our goal is to demonstrate that out of sight need not mean out of mind. We converse face to face with congregants who welcome a visit. We also bring soup, which nourishes the body and uplifts the spirit. These visits are a mitzvah and enrich both visitor and recipient. Contact the Chair of the Caring Committee for information.


Bikkur Cholim (Visiting the Sick)

Facilitator – Unfilled

As part of our continuing efforts to expand our services to Temple Sinai and the greater Jewish community, the Caring Committee has organized a Bikkur Cholim Brigade to visit the sick in our community. The mitzvah of bikkur cholim means visiting the sick. The purpose of this Bikkur Cholim Brigade is more pastoral than social, and aims to provide those who are ill with a deeper connection to the Jewish community. If you are ill or know of someone who is hospitalized or recovering at home and would like a bikkur cholim visit, please click here to request a visit.


Mi Sheberach (Healing List)

Mi Shebeirach prayers are said each Shabbat for congregants, their families and friends who are in need of healing of the body, mind or spirit. To be included, contact our rabbi or the Temple office.


In times of bereavement, the Caring Committee can assist in arranging a condolence meal at the synagogue and shiva observance at home. Please contact Rabbi Bair or the Temple Office.


Community Support

Washoe CASA Foundation

WASHOE CASA FOUNDATIONThe Washoe CASA Program is seeking volunteers to serve as court advocates for abused and neglected children transitioning through the foster care system. For more information, please contact CASA Foundation board member (and Temple Sinai Member) Jill Greiner, at 786-0830, and visit the website at:


Office of Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention LifelineClick HERE
for resources from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

for additional help from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Resources.


Sinai Breast Cancer Support Line

hotlineContact Julia Rubin, Sinai member, a nurse, and herself a survivor of breast cancer. (775)846-2122 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Confidentiality honored.

CLICK HERE to donate a free mammogram a day to an under-privileged woman.

CLICK HERE to join a movement to bring women and researchers together to eradicate breast cancer. 


Movie DVD's & Music CD's for the Troops

CD DVD TroopsGeorge Small Post 30 (Reno) of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA... is collecting used DVD's and music CD's to send to our troops, including three of our newest Jewish War Veteran members, currently stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Please bring in any DVD's or CD's that you wish to donate and place them in the box below the lobby table. Post 30 will take care of the delivery and if we get any letters of thanks back, we will share them with you.


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