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.
We will get to it after the High Holidays! I am sure if any of you needed something over the past 6 – 8 weeks, you heard this statement from myself, other Board or Committee Members, and the Rabbis. I hope no one took any offense to this. The amount of preparation and work behind […]
IT’S FALL! Although I am sure this has many different meanings to you all – I find it to be very important for many reasons. Not only does fall weather bring us some of the most beautiful colors on the surrounding trees and amazing sunsets in Northern Nevada, but it is also a guaranteed time […]
I wish my first President’s Message to you all – our Greater Reno Jewish Community of Temple Sinai (TS), was on better terms. This is what are we faced with here at Temple Sinai and the upcoming Rosh HaShanah/Yom Kippur Holidays. We have all seen the news of constant anti-Semitic rhetoric all over this past […]
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 […]