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2017-11-17 Library News

Much to Explore at Temple Sinai’s “Biggest Little Jewish Libraries”

Your Temple Sinai Library Committee continues to expand the services and collections of the Youth and Main Libraries. Members are encouraged to participate in the exclusive book borrowing program. Member families, children and adults are invited to use the library facilities for study, reading, and free WiFi. Large tables, comfortable seating, and an extensive collection of Judaica for young children as well as adult readers provide excellent resources for study and reflection.

Youth Library

  • New additions to the Young Adult Collections (for Grades 3-7) include the 2016 O’Dell Award winning book, “The Hired Girl” by Laura Amy Schlitz and the John Newbery Medal, Audie Award for Middle Grade, “Echo” by Pam Munoz Ryan.
  • The committee holds student Sinai School reading times each Sunday as well as Family Day pro-jects.

Main Library

  • The used items for sale section is updated regularly and proceeds benefit the Temple Sinai Library Fund.
  • Thanks to Sinai member Dave Levine, members can now charge mobile devices on a multi-charging station while taking advantage of the library facility for work, study or leisure reading.
  • Books are added to the collection regularly thanks to the generosity of donors. Used and new book donations are always welcomed.
  • The Library Committee continues to help heal our little corner of the world with its’ ongoing used book and magazine collection for the Northern Nevada Literacy Council (NNLC). Donations of all gen-res of books and magazines can be left year-round in the collection bin stationed in the Main Library. More than 800 ESL adult and child students (English as a Second Language) at the NNLC benefit from the donations.


  • Do you have a passion for reading and literacy?
  • Do you enjoy working with motivated, friendly, volunteers?
  • Do you have an aptitude and desire to learn new skills?
  • Email and volunteer for the Library Committee. Your time commitment of a few hours a month can keep our libraries as vibrant and unique resources for our members and the greater Reno community.

hanukkah harvie vs santa claus book cover by david slaterA Book Signing & Author Reading Hanukkah Event

Temple Sinai member and author, David Slater ( will read from his latest book “Hanukkah Harvie vs Santa Claus” December 17 during Sinai School Family Day. Slater will read three times, from 10:00-10:30 a.m., 10:30-11:00 a.m., and 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. He will also discuss how to become an author. Twenty percent of all book sales will benefit the Temple Sinai Library Fund.

2017-11-17 Familyhood News

The Familyhood Committee at Temple Sinai is an amazing group of families who work and have fun together supporting Temple Sinai’s youth programs through various fundraisers and activities throughout the year. The word "mishpacha," meaning family comes from the root "shaphahh," meaning "to join". Whether you have just discovered Temple Sinai, or you have been a member for years, the Familyhood Committee is excited to welcome you to our mishpacha, and hope that you will join us for an upcoming event, and more important, join our committee and get involved in building Jewish community amongst our Temple Sinai families.

Upcoming Events:

  • 12/02/17 Parent’s Night Out
  • 12/15/17 Hanuakkah Party
  • 01/27/18 Parent’s Night Out
  • 03/10/18 Family Havdallah Pot-luck
  • 03/18/18 Tikun Olam Day
  • 04/21/18 2nd Annual Spring Simcha Fundraiser
  • 06/10/18 Sinai School End of Year Picnic
  • 08/24-08/26/18 Family Retreat

Next Familyhood Committee meeting date is Sunday 11/19 10:00 a.m. in the Temple Sinai Library.

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