REGULAR NEWSLETTER ARTICLES FROM OUR TEMPLE PRESIDENT
Michael E. Gorden
President from 2019 to Present
I grew up in Southern California for about 10 years and then moved to Reno in 1986. I grew up in a Reform Jewish Home. As a youth and an adult, I have always ensured to the best of my ability to belong to a Synagogue. I have been happily married (Don’t tell my wife) to my wife Jennifer for almost 14 years now and we have three rambunctious children – Nathaniel 11 years, Shalom 10 years (no he is not peaceful), and that red-headed child who everyone thinks is cute–boy she has everyone fooled–Sasha 4 years. I am a Social Worker and have been working for the State of Nevada for about 12 years and currently am the Manager of three District Offices for Medicaid. I also have been in the Bowling business (My Hobby) for over 25 years. Currently, I am a supervisor at Coconut Bowl and I am an Association Manager for the Greater Reno-Sparks Bowling Association. My family and I have been members for about 5 years currently. I attended services as a teenager and into adulthood – as long as I have been in the Reno area. I served on the Board for three years as a Member-at-Large and just completed my second year as the Chair of Building/Grounds and Security Committee. My family and I are always involved with events and holidays and try our best to volunteer time and labor to help out. We are very dedicated to Temple Sinai. I am honored to serve as President for our Greater Sinai Community. I feel that I bring a positive, analytical, methodological, and Social Work perspective to growing and engaging our community in leading Temple Sinai.
First, I wanted to thank everyone who was able to participate this past Sunday in the Temple Sinai Annual Meeting, via Zoom. Although I was not able to see your smiling faces, I saw your names and was able to see you in spirit. Again – a big thank you to Rabbi Sara for hosting […]
Sinai Annual Congregational Meeting Online at 11:00 am Sunday, May 17, 2020 Click each section below to expand. President’s Message Annual Congregational Meeting 11:00 AM, SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020 Dear Temple Sinai Members, I hope to see you at Sinai’s Annual Congregational Meeting! Every year, our Temple President invites all the member families […]
I am excited and I hope you are! We have the best rabbinical team of Rabbi Sara and Rabbi Benjamin, and a wonderfully talented administrator, Mike Stombaugh. They have worked hard to quickly adapt Sinai to the technological wonders of Facebook Live and Zoom, which has enabled us to continue with our Jewish values and […]
Hi all – it’s me again, your Temple Sinai Board President, Michael. Although I only write one article a month, sometimes things get repeated over and over again. But with so much going on all the time, sometimes repetition helps make sure things get done. So, even if you’ve already heard, a friendly reminder that […]