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 during the school year, 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.

Sinai School meets from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Sundays, except on certain holiday weekends and school holidays.

Sinai School Students

Sinai School Students

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.

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 – Hebrew Hour 
  • 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:

  • For Temple Sinai youth in grades 8-12, our Hebrew High program will explore Jewish identity at a much more complex level than Sinai School. Hebrew High meets once monthly during the school year from 9:30 am – 11:30 am on Sunday mornings, and we will tackle a variety of fun and interactive topics. Moving away from the worksheet and into the real world, Hebrew High students will be presented Jewish topics in a way that encourages them to question, explore, look inward, and enjoy all that our tradition has to offer them in early Jewish adulthood.

     

  • Joshua Gordon
    June 15, 2019 (Naso)

    Sydney Strominger
    November 9, 2019 (Lech Lecha)

    Miranda Wall
    February 8, 2020 (Beshallach)

    Nathaniel Gorden
    May 23, 2020 (Bamidbar)

    Aubrey Sloan
    July 18, 2020 (Matot-Masei)

    Quinten Foley
    October 24, 2020 (Noach)

    Russell Slamowitz
    November 14, 2020 (Chayei Sarah)

    Wyatt Steever
    November 28, 2020 (Vayeitzei)

    Eli Gorelick
    January 9, 2021 (Shemot)

    Evelyn Wiedenmayer
    February 13, 2021 (Mishpatim)

    Tobias Eiser
    June 5, 2021 (Shelah Lekha)

    Garrett Cooper
    June 12, 2021 (Korach)

    Brenna Gordon
    June 19, 2021 (Chukkat)

    Morgan Hertz
    September 18, 2021 (Ha’Azinu) 

    Shalom Gorden
    October 30, 2021 (Chayei Sarah)