About John N. Louie


John Louie grew up in Southern California, where his parents had been Israeli folk dancing since 1962. He started Israeli dancing 32 years ago while working on his Ph.D. at Caltech's Seismo Lab. Recruited to Nevada in 1992, he teaches geophysics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, doing research in energy exploration and earthquake hazards. The family began attending Sinai services in 1999, with both Anna and Ben becoming B'nei Mitzvah at Sinai. First joining the Sinai Board in 2001 as Secretary, John subsequently converted with Rabbi Soifer. John served as President of the Temple Sinai Board of Trustees from July 1, 2017, through June 31, 2019.

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