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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.
For me, the question is rhetorical, since Sinai’s Bylaws give me one job, and that is to run the Annual Congregational Meeting. But for all of you, the answer is also YES. To be a Mensch, all you need to do is come. Here is why: We need you. You might think that since your […]
John N. Louie, President Temple Sinai Board of Trustees 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 23rd at 3:00 pm. Please note that this year’s meeting will be in the […]
The Board of Trustees and I are very grateful this week to the far-sighted and generous Members who gave to Temple Sinai’s Emergency Fund. Replacing the 30-year-old heating and air-conditioning unit that failed last week will be costly. We are very lucky that these folks stepped up when we asked them, a couple of years […]
As I was trying to process the horrific events in New Zealand, I also had to prepare for my class’s week of fieldwork. This year my class is working with the Burning Man organization and the Friends of Black Rock – High Rock to investigate the geological and hydrological underpinnings of Fly Geyser, north of […]