Temple Sinai is back in full swing, and it feels great! Have you had the chance to experience the feeling lately? There have been a few events in the past week and a few more events that you should look at joining us for.

Shabbat services are live and in-person, and we are meeting new members and potential members who we have never met in person before. Our first Shabbat Under the Stars for this summer did not disappoint. We had a great crowd at Callahan Park and perfect weather. We filled the sanctuary for the B’nei Mitzvah of Ari and Noah Frydman. Marilyn Rappaport and the Sisterhood held a book reading a few weeks ago in the small social hall which brought in a nice group as well.

With people coming back and events taking place, we have been doing work around the building. This past weekend we held a Mitzvah Day for our Sinai school and thanks to a small group of volunteers, we were able to get all the classrooms rearranged and gave Rabbi Sara’s office a nice makeover. The library committee has been working hard in updating the way we check out books, so it is easier than ever when you are looking for some great books to indulge in.

Thanks to the great weather, we have more outdoor events on our calendar. Our next Shabbat under the stars will be at Northgate Park on July 15th at 6 pm. Bring your picnic dinner and enjoy the great company. Also, please don’t forget the Northern Nevada Pride events with Temple Sinai. We will have our Pride Shabbat on Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary and the Pride March and Festival event on July 23rd in Downtown Reno. We would love to see you march with us and join us at our table. The volunteer signup sheet is HERE.

I am also pleased to let you know that our new security doors are being installed as I am typing this article. The changes will include ADA-compliant doors with handicap push button auto openers and ballistic film on the doors. Soon, we will add a new video/audio system to the doors, which will give the rabbis and Mike the ability to see who is at the door and buzz folks in.

If that is not enough, don’t forget to come have lunch with the rabbis on Tuesdays at noon. They enjoy having your company and just talking about whatever comes to mind.

And with so much going on, it is important that we keep our grounds in great condition. We still need help pulling weeds. Anyone who has time is welcome to help whenever possible. Thanks to Dave Levine bringing a few hired hands out, a good chunk of it has been completed. But it is up to us to catch the stragglers showing – your contribution will help out tremendously.

Looking forward to seeing you in person at one of our upcoming events!