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NFTY SUNNY, Temple Sinai Youth Group

sinai teens nfty gesher kallahVision and Mission of the National Federation of Temple Youth-Central West Region (NFTY – CRW) of which our Temple’s chapter, SUNNY (Sinai United Northern Nevada Youth) is a part.

NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism. NFTY’s Central West Region includes northern and central California, Nevada, and Hawaii.

Sinai youth meet up with local Arab youth. Sinai United Northern Nevada Youth, or SUNNY, is Temple Sinai’s Youth Group (for 8th-12th grades). SUNNY provides a safe, healthy, welcoming and inspiring context for Jewish teens in Northern Nevada. By participating in local and regional programming throughout the school year in Reno and at our NFTY “Hub”, URJ Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, our teens cultivate relationships with other Jewish teens from the Central West Region.

We exist to inspire a love of Judaism, nurture our teens’ Jewish identities, provide a context for enriching Jewish experiences, and offer opportunities to learn valuable leadership skills by planning, running, and publicizing events. If your child is in 8th-12th grade, click here to REQUEST MORE INFORMATION and send us your questions about participating in SUNNY. Click here to download the 2016 Fall Semester Event Calendar.


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SUNNY Youth Director

Sierra is excited to join the Temple Sinai community as the Youth Director for SUNNY! As she finishes up her final year at the University of Nevada, Reno, she looks forward to cultivating meaningful relationships in the community, and empowering the Jewish youth of Northern Nevada to continue to connect to their Jewish identity through leadership, service, and friendship. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sierra grew up at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, where she learned, through Tikkun Olam, the strength and resilience of the Jewish community. Upon graduating from the University, and with her passion for continuing education, Sierra hopes to continue in this new journey in Jewish leadership! You can reach Sierra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Temple Sinai Families

URJ Camp Newman wants to help you afford camp!

URJ Camp Newman

We know that summer camp can be expensive. Yet, we never want money to be a barrier to your child experiencing the fun, friendships, and impact of a camp experience. Camp deepens your child’s sense of self, their connection to Judaism, and creates community. That’s why we’re here to help. CLICK HERE to download a resource guide to make camp more affordable for your family!

NOTE: You must first enroll in camp before applying for grants/scholarships. Our registrar, Kim Press, 415-991-0259, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., is on standby to answer all your questions and help you with the application process -- we urge you to contact her! Funding is often limited, so please apply ASAP!