iconMezoogle24   iconFacebook24  iconDonate24 DONATE

Newsletter Instructions

Scroll past the "Newsletter Block" below to view any article who's "Read More" link you click on. Note: both the rabbi's and president's articles are usually found on their "blog" pages.

To view and print the entire newsletter as emailed, click one of the newsletter archive links found in the right-hand column on this page to open the issue in a new browser window by itself.

Current Newsletter Issue

Reno Jewish Story Club Meeting

 Monday, January 22, 2018, 7 to 9:00 p.m.
"Innocent Spirit" by Alicia Steinberg and
"Kindergarten" by Victor Perera

Last fall, UNR Prof Darrell Lockhart recommended "Oy Caramba!" a collection of translated short stories by Jewish Latin American authors from ten countries [edited by Ilan Stavans]. Many of the stories evoke the theme of being a religious minority person in a majority Christian land.

Alicia Steinberg lived in the largest Jewish community south of the border, Argentina. Her story Innocent Spirit describes a young Jewess navigating life in a Catholic girls' high school. But school is school, and girls are girls, so despite the protagonist's claim of a fictional Catholic family that her compatriots doubt, she finds acceptance.

From the smaller Jewish community of Guatemala, author Victor Perera writes stories inspired by his boyhood. In Kindergarten, a five-year-old boy loses the carefree life he had with an Indian nanny and starts public school. At that school, he faces Christian classmates who have absorbed their parents' and religious leaders' anti-Semitic bigotry.

Discussion Leader: Alan Liebman

Host: This month's meeting will be at the gracious home of Emma Auriemma and Jim McKay in ArrowCreek [southwest Reno].

RSVP Required: To reserve your seat(s), receive a  PDF copy of this month's story and travel directions, please e-mail your name(s) to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before sundown, Friday, January 19th.

The Club can accommodate 17 attendees at this meeting, so please remember your reservation is a pledge to attend. Social time after the discussion. Refreshments served.

NEXT Club Meeting [mark your calendar!]: Monday, February 26, 2018, 7 to 9:00 p.m.


Men's Club Breakfast: February 4, 2018

What is America's leading killer? It is HEART DISEASE. I urge you not to continue an unhealthy lifestyle nor to sit back and wait for catastrophe. Our February 4th Breakfast is an opportunity to learn about coronary heart disease (CHD) and its ramifications about diabetes II, vascular issues, stroke, obesity, and dementia as well as early detection steps before it's too late. We have assembled a remarkably experienced guest panel of cardiologists to share their practicing and professional insights about heart disease, medications, and lifestyle. 

  • Dr. Letitia Anderson, Chief of Cardiology, Renown Regional Health 
  • Dr. Anthony Field, Cardiologist and patient practice throughout the Carson and Truckee Meadows area for over 40 years 
  • Dr. Quinn Pauly, specialist in Family Medicine and healthy lifestyle changes in overseeing the Renown Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for recovering heart patients 

We are making this Breakfast and presentation available to our larger community because of its importance. 

RSVPs must be made at

We'll also be serving some very delicious alternatives to our typical high fat, high salt, and sugar-laden breakfasts. 

Thank you for your participation, 

Steve Myerson, President, Temple Sinai Men's club 
Gary Jacobson, Vice-President 
Steve Weidman, Secretary 
Ken Roberts, Treasurer

Click here for more information on the Temple Sinai Men's Club:

Supporting Jessica and Yani

As we move into the new year, Jessica Younger and Yani Dickens proceed with the next phase of their journey. If you haven't yet, please read Jessica and Yani's updates. Jessica has begun her clinical trial of infusion, radiation, and chemo treatments in G-Force at UCSF. Jessica and Yani accept each moment and take each day as it comes. They support each other through it all, and we have an opportunity to make a difference.

You can help! To everyone who offered to bring over a meal or share some cheer with Jessica and Yani, San Francisco is too far to bring your tasty veggies, healthy proteins and thoughtful sentiments, and her treatment schedule is intense. While it may not be what you thought you’d give originally, please consider “sharing a meal” with them by donating toward their preferred meal service. It’s really simple: visit this site and share a contribution of what your meal would cost. If you’d make them your homemade soup, bread, and salad for dinner with a split of wine for Yani and some green juice for Jessica, consider donating that amount and leaving the comment “meal train.” They’ll taste the love you put into it through the fresh ingredients in the meal plan of their choice.

Thank you for considering this mitzvah. The whole Temple Sinai Reno Family sends support and wishes Jessica a r'fuah sh'leimah, a complete healing of body, mind and spirit.

Click for more WAYS TO HELP.


Sinai Mailing List Signup

Sign up for our newsletter emails: CLICK HERE

2018 Newsletters

2017 Newsletters

2016 Newsletters

2015 Newsletters

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters