Committees

  • Email Committee Chair Adult Education — (unfilled)

    Email Committee Chair Building, Grounds, and Safety — Michael Gorden 

    Email Committee Chair By-Laws and Policies — Caren Jenkins 

    Email Committee Chair Caring Committee — Harvey Katz 

    Email Committee Chair Familyhood Committee — (unfilled) 

    Email Committee Chair FACTS (Financial Advisory Council of Temple Sinai) — Jay Goldberg 

    Email Committee Chair Jewish Practice Committee — Marilyn Roberts 

    Email Committee Chair Library Committee — Jill Flanzraich 

    Email Committee Chair Membership Committee — Russ Kotlicky 

    Email Committee Chair Social Action Committee — Tova McGilvray 

    Email Committee Chair Committees Coordinator — Jill Flanzraich 

  • The Adult Education Committee is dedicated to providing lifelong Jewish learning opportunities to members and the broader community.

    • Committee Meeting Frequency: Monthly or as needed.
    • Preferred skills, interests, and talents: Interest in coordinating events, public speaking, teaching, learning and growing, and helping to organize programs.
    • Committee Contact: (unfilled) Email the committee chair.

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  • The Building, Grounds, and Security Committee maintains the Temple facility to keep it in good working order and oversees security issues as needed.

    • Committee Meeting Frequency: As needed.
    • Committee Contact: Michael Gorden, Chair

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  • The By-Laws and Policies Committee evaluates Temple Sinai’s current bylaws to determine whether changes should be proposed to the congregation to bring the governing documents more in line with the Temple’s mission, vision, procedures and desired operations.

    • Committee Meeting Frequency: At least quarterly or as needed.
    • Preferred skills, interests, and talents: Open minds, wordsmithing abilities, advocacy and consensus building skills, an appreciation for varied perspectives, email and online meetings preferred.
    • Committee Contact: Caren Jenkins, Chair

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  • The Caring Committee reaches out to members in times of difficulty or sadness due to physical and/or emotional issues and in times of great celebration. With the rabbi, it develops programs including visits to homebound people and to assisted living facilities (leading services with traditional foods), making anniversary and birthday phone calls, sending the condolence and get well cards, and providing illness and bereavement support, including meals or soup delivery.

    • Committee Meeting Frequency: Bi-monthly, 5:15 p.m. the 4th Wednesday of each month.
    • Preferred skills, interests, and talents: Empathy and perseverance.
    • Committee Contact: Harvey Katz, Chair

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  • The Familyhood Committee serves to voice the concerns and interests of members with children from infancy through age 18 and to provide support for programs such as Torah for Tots, Sinai School, and SUNNY youth group.

    • Committee Meeting Frequency: Usually monthly on Sunday mornings.
    • Preferred skills, interests, and talents: Interest in pursuing family activities and interests.
    • Committee Contact: (unfilled chair)

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  • Committee info coming soon. 

    • Committee Contact: Jay Goldberg, Chair

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  • The Jewish Practice Committee (JPC) works in partnership with the rabbi in all areas of Jewish practice and worship. The JPC ensures all ritual items are maintained in good repair. The JPC reviews, updates, and coordinates all holiday services and ritual practices/community minhag.

    • Committee Meeting Frequency: Last Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
    • Preferred skills, interests, and talents: Interest in ritual, commitment, and reliability.
    • Committee Contact: Marilyn Roberts, Chair 

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  • The Library Committee meets monthly and oversees the operations of the Main and Youth Libraries. Responsibilities include updating the databases, refining and adding to the collections to meet the needs of the membership and Sinai School faculty, and overseeing projects related to Tikkun Olam.

    • Committee Meeting Frequency: Monthly
    • Preferred skills, interests, and talents: Interest in literacy and Jewish learning.
    • Committee Contact: Jill Flanzraich, Chair 

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  • The Membership Committee develops, implements, and directs all activities relating to maintaining and increasing membership in Temple Sinai. The goal of the committee is to help strengthen relationships among members.

    • Committee Meeting Frequency: Monthly
    • Preferred skills, interests, and talents: Interest in outreach and friendship.
    • Committee Contact: Russ Kotlicky, Chair 

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  • The Temple Sinai Social Action Committee (TSSAC) addresses critical human needs. Jewish ethics and values compel us to practice Tikkun Olam – to work toward a better world in the here and now. We demonstrate Jewish ethics and values to the broader Reno community by being a visible resource for facilitating strategic, constructive, collaborative societal improvements.

    • Committee Meeting Frequency: At least once a month or more frequently as needed.
    • Preferred skills, interests, and talents: Passion and energy to get involved in causes impacting our Greater Reno Community.
    • Committee Contact: Tova McGilvray, Chair 

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