REGULAR NEWSLETTER ARTICLES FROM OUR TEMPLE PRESIDENT
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. He married Neva Donovan 30 years ago; she is a family physician. Recruited to the University of Nevada, Reno in 1992, John teaches geophysics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, doing research in energy exploration and earthquake hazards. John and Neva began attending Sinai services in 1999, with both of their children Anna and Ben becoming B’nei Mitzvah at Sinai. First joining the Sinai Board in 2001 as Secretary, John subsequently converted with Rabbi Soifer.
Each time I climbed to the Bimah during Sinai’s High Holy Day services, I stood there in gratitude to all of you. Thank you for being with us! Thank you for attending, for participating, for volunteering, for pledging, for donating, for joining and re-joining. And, thank you for talking to me about why you are […]
This month is very exciting at Temple Sinai. We obviously have enthusiastic new Rabbis. I hope everyone will soon get a chance to welcome Rabbis Sara and Benjamin Zober. Maybe not so obviously, we have new members, new Trustees, new committee chairs, new councils, new services, new songs, new prayers, new friends, new Torah and […]
I am hoping to see everyone at Sunday’s Annual Congregational Meeting. I will set out some snacks at 9:30 a.m., in hopes of motivating a larger attendance. At the meeting, the Board and I will update you on Sinai’s current finances, and we need all of you there to vote on the slate of Board […]
Every year, the president invites all the member families of Temple Sinai to gather in the synagogue during the month of May or June. This year, our meeting will be Sunday, June 24th at 10:00 a.m. Please note that this year’s meeting will be in the morning. At the meeting, the Board will give you […]