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.
Is it really safe to do what we want – when we want, with or without masks? I really want to say to you, “Yes, be free,” and for us to do that as a Jewish Community here at Temple Sinai. But as you know the reality of the pandemic slowing its course is just […]
Can you believe it is May already? Time is flying by! A year ago, I felt like time was standing still and there was nothing we could do about it. So I am happy that we are moving forward and cannot wait to see all your faces soon. The COVID risk meter is inching down […]
Sinai Annual Congregational Meeting Online at 11:00 am Sunday, May 16, 2021 Click each section below to expand for complete details. Register using the form at the end of this page. Zoom links provided upon registration. Sinai members MUST register to vote at the meeting. President’s Message Annual Congregational Meeting 11:00 AM, SUNDAY, MAY 16, […]
I am a true believer in the miracles that collaboration can bring to one’s life. I would not have accomplished what I have done thus far with the many different projects at Temple Sinai without the teams of volunteer board and committee members. Yes, even if you have not had the time or ability to […]