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President from 2023 to Present
Tova McGilvray was “Battle Born” and raised in Reno, Nevada, and is a graduate of UNR’s writing program. Her mom and bonus-dad still live in Reno, and all three are members of a different Reno Jewish congregation. She has worked in Title and Escrow since 2013 and looks forward to a long career helping people make Reno their home. Tova trained most of her life as a dancer and thespian, and cut her teeth at leadership managing, and choreographing theatrical productions. Her experience co-founding the Nada Dada Art Show exposed her to the plight of the residents in Reno’s weekly motels and introduced her to community activism. While always identified as a Northern Nevada Jew, it was not until joining Temple Sinai that she found a home where she could practice community service from a proudly Jewish perspective. A Temple Sinai member since 2017, Tova is a past chair of the Temple Sinai Social Action Committee and has served on the Temple Board since 2017. She is also a Past President of the Rotary Club of Reno Midtown. Tova resides in Carson City with her supportive, affectionate, and not-at-all Jewish husband, Jeremme, and has two grown step-children, Destiny and Presh. Tova hopes to share her joy for Reno’s unique brand of Reform Judaism with everyone and is always game for singing and dancing.
Join us on Sunday February 12th between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m., following Family Day, to meet our committee leaders and discover how you can deepen your connection to our community. Stop by to talk with committee members and explore ways to become more active at Temple Sinai. Temple Sinai is dedicated to engaging families and […]
Temple Sinai is a place to come together and celebrate special occasions as well as everyday activities. We know that our community is so much more than a building. At the same time, we would like your help in promoting this beautiful venue to friends and business colleagues in the community. Our Sanctuary is a […]
– Anne Frank’s Diary We have a shared vision of Temple Sinai as a sacred community that learns, cares for one another, and promotes Jewish practice, culture, and tikkun olam. This is the place where we come for inspirational service and thought-provoking study and meaningful personal relationships. This is where we come to teach our […]
A synagogue serves the community in three ways: As a Beit ha Tefila, a House of Prayer; Beit ha Midrash, a House of Study and Beit ha Knesset, House of Assembly. These are the still the foundation of our Temple. The traditional prayers are still chanted in our community, supplemented at times by modern interpretations, […]