We have many reasons to be thankful for this week.

First, the Board and the Rabbis have agreed to a five-year contract extension that will keep the Rabbis (and Toby, Naomi, and Ramona) in Reno through June 30, 2026. This does not mean they are leaving in 2026, only that their current contract extension ends on that date. Their initial contract was set to expire on June 30, 2021. We are overwhelmed and thankful they came to Reno to lead Temple Sinai and have blessed us with their energy, enthusiasm, pragmatism, and their wonderful family.

Second, we are thankful for all of the anonymous donors who have contributed and/or pledged to contribute to the Rabbi Compensation Fund over the next five years. These additional monies will allow us to pay the Rabbis appropriately, without negatively impacting our budget.

Third, we are thankful for the Board of Trustees, who work tirelessly to lead Temple Sinai, and for all of our members and friends of Sinai who support us financially, donate their time, expertise, or other skills to the benefit of our congregation and community.

Finally, we are thankful for Mike Stombaugh, without whom Temple Sinai would not run as smoothly.

Enjoy this season, stay healthy and safe, follow our Governor’s guidelines and mandates, and be thankful we have each other, our family and our friends… even if we can’t meet in person right now.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!