Sinai School

“Rabbi Elazar said Rabbi Hanina said: Torah scholars increase peace in the world, as it is said: ‘And all your children [banayich] shall be taught of Adonai, and great shall be the peace of your children.’ (Isa. 54:13) Do not read your children [banayich], but your builders [bonayich].”

~Talmud Brakhot 64a

The value of teaching Torah l’dor vador, from generation to generation, means that parents, teachers and the rabbi are partners in the Jewish education of our children. Sinai School exists to teach the next generation Jewish values and the relevance of Torah, (Jewish teachings), Avodah (prayer) and gemilut chasadim (deeds of loving-kindness). Our classes provide a deeper understanding of Jewish culture and practice for meaningful lives and character development. Sinai School helps build Jewish community among our families and Jewish children while building positive Jewish identity in all our children. Together, we are creating the future builders of the Jewish people.

It begins in Kindergarten and continues through the 7th grade. Meeting on Sunday mornings from late August through late May, children engage in developmentally-appropriate learning in both Judaism and Hebrew language competencies. The classes are: K-1st, 2nd-3rd grades, 4th-5th grades and 6th-7th grades (B’nei Mitzvah). One Sunday per month we host a Whole Family Day around Jewish holidays where parents and children of all ages learn about and celebrate that month’s holiday together.

Sinai School Students

Sinai School Students

Sinai School meets from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, except on certain holiday weekends and school holidays.

Families are invited to our Family Shabbat held on the first Friday of every month for a shorter family-focused service and Shabbat Potluck Dinner. Twice a year we also hold a Shabbat overnight retreat for our families with children.

To find out more, please email our Sinai School at this link or call 775-747-5508.

  • Click the “Family Calendar” section below to view the current year’s complete Family Calendar.
  • For Sinai School prices and registration, click the links in the “School Registration” section below.
  • Click the “Sinai School Bios” section below for Sinai School administrator and teacher bios.

Schedule for Each Day (unless there is a Family Day celebration):

  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am – All-School Services in the Sanctuary (Parents, please come in and sit with your kids for our short, interactive weekday morning service!)
  • 10:00 am – 11:20 am – Grade-level Judaic Studies (Parents, feel free to stick around in the library or head home.)
  • 11:20am – 11:30am – Snack
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 am – Intergenerational Hebrew Hour (Parents, please come back to work on your own Hebrew skills or learn the skills to help your children.)
  • Looking forward to the new year of Sinai School and Family programming. Sign up your kids for Sinai School today! Click the links below to begin:

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     Aug. 3 5:30 pm Tot Shabbat and Potluck; 7:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
     Aug. 12 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School (FIRST DAY, parents join first half hour)
    10:00 am Familyhood Committee Meeting
     Aug. 19 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School
     Aug. 26
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School
       
     Sep. 2
    NO SINAI SCHOOL (Labor Day Weekend)
     Sep. 7
    5:30 pm Tot Shabbat and Potluck; 7:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service 
     Sep. 9
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School (Erev Rosh HaShanah)
    10:00 am Familyhood Committee Meeting 
     (Evening Sun. Sept 9 – 10:  Rosh HaShanah)
     Sep. 10
    1:00 Rosh HaShanah Family Service; 5:30 pm Tashlich Service at Galena
     Sep 16
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
     (Evening Tue. Sept. 18 – 19:  Yom Kippur)
     Sep. 19
    1:00 pm Yom Kippur Family Service 
     Sep. 23
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
     (Evening Sun. Sept. 23 – 30: Sukkot, Evening Sun. Sept. 30 – Oct. 1: Atzeret/Simchat Torah)
     Sep. 30
    NO SINAI SCHOOL (Fall Break) 
     (Oct. 1 – 5:  WCSD Fall Break)
       
     Oct. 5
    5:30 pm Tot Shabbat and Potluck; 7:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
     Oct. 6
    10:00 am Bat Mitzvah of Leah Nisenfeld 
     Oct. 7
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School; 10:00 am Familyhood Committee Meeting 
     Oct. 14
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
     Oct. 21
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
     Oct. 25
    4:15 pm Torah for Tots Begins 
     Oct. 28
    NO SINAI SCHOOL (Nevada Day Observed) 
       
     Nov. 2
    5:30 pm Tot Shabbat and Potluck; 7:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service 
     Nov. 4.
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School (Daylight Saving Time Ends)
    10:00 am Familyhood Committee Meeting 
     Nov. 11
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School (Veterans Day Weekend) 
     Nov. 18
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
     Nov. 25
    NO SINAI SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Weekend) 
       
     Dec. 2
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
     (Evening Sun. Dec. 2 – 10:  Chanukah)
     Dec. 7
    5:30 pm Tot Shabbat and Potluck; 7:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service 
     Dec. 9
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
     Dec. 16
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School; 10:00 am Familyhood Com. Meeting 
     (Dec. 24 – Jan. 11:  WCSD Winter Break)
     Dec. 23
    NO SINAI SCHOOL (WCSD Winter Break) 
     Dec. 30
    NO SINAI SCHOOL (WCSD Winter Break) 
       
     Jan. 4
    5:30 pm Tot Shabbat and Potluck; 7:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service 
     Jan. 6
    NO SINAI SCHOOL (WCSD Winter Break) 
     Jan. 13
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School; 10:00 am Familyhood Committee Meeting 
     Jan. 20
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend) 
     Jan. 27
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
       
     Feb. 1
    5:30 pm Tot Shabbat and Potluck; 7:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service 
     Feb. 3
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School; 10:00 am Familyhood Committee Meeting 
     Feb. 10
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
     Feb. 17
    NO SINAI SCHOOL (Presidents’ Day Weekend) 
     Feb. 24
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
       
     Mar. 1
    5:30 pm Tot Shabbat and Potluck; 7:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service 
     Mar. 3
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School; 10:00 am Familyhood Committee Meeting 
     Mar. 10
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School (Daylight Saving Time Begins) 
     Mar. 17
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
     (Mar. 25 – Apr. 5:  WCSD Spring Break)
     Mar. 24
    NO SINAI SCHOOL (WCSD Spring Break) 
     Mar. 31
    NO SINAI SCHOOL (WCSD Spring Break) 
       
     Apr. 5
    5:30 pm Tot Shabbat and Potluck; 7:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service 
     Apr. 7
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School; 10:00 am Familyhood Committee Meeting 
     Apr. 14
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
     (Evening Fri. Apr. 19 – Apr. 27:  Passover)
     Apr. 19
    6:00 pm Community Passover Seder (Atlantis Casino) 
     Apr. 21
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
     Apr. 28
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
       
     (Thu. May 2:  Yom HaShoah)
     May 3 5:30 pm Tot Shabbat and Potluck; 7:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service 
     May 5 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School; 10:00 am Familyhood Committee Meeting 
     (Wed. April 8:  Yom HaZikaron / Israeli Memorial Day)
     (Thurs. April 9:  Yom Ha’Atzma’ut / Israel Independence Day)
     May 12 NO SINAI SCHOOL (Mother’s Day) 
     May 19 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School 
     May 26 NO SINAI SCHOOL (Memorial Day Weekend) 
       
     Jun 2 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sinai School (LAST DAY
     Jun 7 5:30 pm Tot Shabbat and Potluck; 7:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service 
     (Eve. Sat. June 8 – 10:  Shavuot)
  • Joshua Gordon
    June 15, 2019 (Naso)