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.
Next month is our annual Congregational meeting as well as our annual membership renewal. I urge everyone to participate in both. The latter is needed every year to define the size of our community and decide upon our resource allocation. The former, the annual meeting for Temple Sinai, is when we vote on the Board […]
How do we define strategic planning? The planning process is the framework within which policies are formed, budget and fundraising goals are set and membership needs are projected. We will look at who we are as a Congregation and how we are to fulfill our unique purpose in the world. We will focus on the […]
Temple Sinai is seeking input from our members about who would make a great ambassador and advocate for our synagogue. Our new fiscal year begins in July and we are seeking nominations for the Board of Trustees to begin July 1. If you think you know a current Temple member in good standing who would […]
Temple Sinai is an inclusive Jewish community that encourages members to fulfill their unique purpose in the world. Temple Sinai is a community that learns, cares for one another, and promotes Jewish practice, culture, and tikkun olam (healing the world). How do we build our community? We do this by being inclusive and welcoming to […]