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Learning at Sinai School“Rabbi Elazar said Rabbi Hanina said: Torah scholars increase peace in the world, as it is said: 'And all your children [banayich] shall be taught of Adonai, and great shall be the peace of your children.' (Isa. 54:13) Do not read your children [banayich], but your builders [bonayich]."
~Talmud Brakhot 64a

The value of teaching Torah l’dor vador, from generation to generation, means that parents, teachers and the rabbi are partners in the Jewish education of our children. Sinai School exists to teach the next generation Jewish values and the relevance of Torah, (Jewish teachings), Avodah (prayer) and gemilut chasadim (deeds of loving-kindness). Our classes provide a deeper understanding of Jewish culture and practice for meaningful lives and character development. Sinai School helps build Jewish community among our families and Jewish children while building positive Jewish identity in all our children. Together, we are creating the future builders of the Jewish people.

It begins in Kindergarten and continues through the 7th grade. Meeting on Sunday mornings from late August through late May, children engage in developmentally-appropriate learning in both Judaism and Hebrew language competencies. The classes are: K-1st, 2nd-3rd grades, 4th-5th grades and 6th-7th grades (B’nei Mitzvah). One Sunday per month we host a Whole Family Day around Jewish holidays where parents and children of all ages learn about and celebrate that month’s holiday together.

Sinai School meets from 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, except on certain holiday weekends and school holidays.

Families are invited to our Family Shabbat held on the first Friday of every month for a shorter family-focused service and Shabbat Potluck Dinner. Twice a year we also hold a Shabbat overnight retreat for our families with children.

To find out more, please contact our Sinai School Assistant Director or call 775-747-5508.

      • Click the "Family Calendar" section below to view the current year’s complete Family Calendar.
      • For Sinai School prices and registration, click the links in the "School Registration" section below.
      • Click the "Sinai School Bios" section below for Sinai School administrator and teacher bios.

 

School Registration

Looking forward to the new year of Sinai School and Family programming. Sign up your kids for Sinai School today! Click the links below to begin:

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Sinai School Staff

rachel katz sinai school assistant dir sy2017 150wRACHEL KATZ
Sinai School Assistant Director

Rachel Elise Katz feels honored to serve as the next Sinai School Assistant Director and teacher of the 6th-7th  grade B'nai Mitzvah class. Born in Southern California and mainly raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, she attended Congregation Ner Tamid in Henderson and eventually became a teacher's assistant for Sunday school. Currently, Rachel is a student at the University of Nevada, Reno, studying journalism and criminal justice. She is also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi, the Jewish interest sorority and Vice President of Hillel. Her hobbies include reading, improv and comedic writing, swimming, running, biking and just being outside in general. She is excited to get to know the students of Sinai School and their parents. She also looks forward to meeting many more members of Temple Sinai. CLICK HERE to send her an email if you have any questions.

 

Family Calendar

2016-2017 / 5777

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August 28 First Day of Sinai School (Parents join from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. every time)
Grand Opening of the Temple Sinai Library
   
September 2 Shabbat Under the Stars (Callahan Ranch Park)
September 4 NO Sinai School, Labor Day Weekend
September 11 Sinai School
Teacher Meeting at 9:00 a.m. with Jill Flanzraich and Heidi Slater
Parents' Meeting at 10:30 a.m.
September 18 Sinai School
September 25 Sinai School (Special Service for High Holy Days)
   
October 2 NO Sinai School, Erev Rosh Hashanah
October 3 1:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah Family Service
5:30 p.m. Tashlich Outdoor Service and Picnic
October 7 Family Shabbat Service & Potluck (hosted by 2nd-3rd grade class)
October 9 Sinai School
Teacher Meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Parents' at 10:30 a.m.
Parenting Circle at 11:00 a.m.
October 12 1:30 p.m. Yom Kippur Family Service
October 15
6:00 p.m. Biggest Little Sukkah
October 16 Sinai School – Sukkot Family Day
October 23 Sinai School
October 28-30
Family Shabbat Retreat at Lake Tahoe
October 30 NO Sinai School
   
November 4
Family Shabbat (hosted by Farrell Cafferata and Caren Jenkins)
November 5
Bar Mitzvah of Dean Elazer Cafferata-Jenkins
November 6 Sinai School
November 13 Sinai School
Teacher Meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Parent's Meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Parenting Circle at 11:00 a.m.
Holiday Bazaar 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
November 20 Sinai School
November 27 NO Sinai School, Thanksgiving
   
December 2 Family Shabbat Service & Potluck (hosted by 6th-7th grade class)
December 4 Sinai School
December 11 Sinai School
December 18 Sinai School – Chanukah Family Day
December 25 NO Sinai School, Winter Break (WCSD)
   
January 1 NO Sinai School, Winter Break (WCSD)
January 6 Family Shabbat Service & Potluck (hosted by Deb and Robert Garrett)
January 7
Bat Mitzvah of Hannah Garrett
January 8 NO Sinai School, Winter Break (WCSD)
January 15 NO Sinai School, MLK Day Weekend
January 22 Sinai School
Teacher Meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Parent's Meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Parenting Circle at 11:00 a.m.
January 29 Sinai School
   
February 3 Family Shabbat Service & Potluck (hosted by 4th-5th grade class)
February 5 Sinai School
February 12 Sinai School – Tu B’Shevat Family Day
February 19 NO Sinai School, President’s Day Weekend
February 26 Sinai School
Teacher Meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Parents' Meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Parenting Circle at 11:00 a.m.
   
March 3 Family Shabbat Service & Potluck
March 5 Sinai School
March 12 Sinai School Purim Carnival / Family Day
March 19 NO Sinai School, Spring Break (WCSD)
March 26 NO Sinai School, Spring Break (WCSD)
   
April 2 NO Sinai School, Spring Break (WCSD)
April 7 Family Shabbat Service & Potluck (hosted by K-1st grade class)
April 9 Sinai School - Pesach Family Day
April 16 Sinai School
Teacher Meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Parents' Meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Parenting Circle at 11:00 a.m.
April 23 Sinai School
April 30 Sinai School
   
May 5 Family Shabbat Service & Potluck
May 7 Sinai School
May 14 NO Sinai School, Mother’s Day
May 21 Sinai School - End of the Year Picnic