REGULAR NEWSLETTER ARTICLES FROM OUR TEMPLE PRESIDENT
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.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is just around the corner and we want you to know about the many opportunities for connection, education and culture through Temple Sinai. An important aspect of synagogue life is the concept of beit k’nesset, being a center of community. We are a place for religious and cultural activities […]
“A community is too heavy for anyone to carry alone.” ~ Deuteronomy Rabbah 1:10 Temple Sinai is a community and we rely upon the energy, commitment, and expertise of our members in order to fulfill the vision and mission of our synagogue. The work of our committees makes this possible. The committees allow members to […]
The new year at Temple Sinai has begun, a year in which we hope you’ll find engaging services, interesting programs, entertaining social events, and the opportunity to do mitzvot. I invite you to renew your membership in our Temple and renew your commitment to greater participation in our dynamic community. Your membership supports our core […]
This month, we hosted an oneg to celebrate our incredible Temple Sinai volunteers who give their time and energy for our community. Our members create and work on presenting enjoyable programs, help with religious school and education, participate in social justice initiatives, reach out to those in need, and serve on our committees. Click here […]