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.
It is a new year and a time not only to look inward but to look outward. It is a time to celebrate and embrace the relationships we share as a congregation. Each of us has a story, a reason for being part of Temple Sinai. Some of you have been members of this congregation […]
The Congregational Meeting was held this past weekend and I would like to thank all of the Board Members and Members of the Congregation who participated. Our new Board of Trustees was voted on and the slate approved; a number of changes that have been in the pipeline for years were made to the By-Laws […]
I was driving through the Shenandoah Valley admiring the beauty of the landscape, heading to a college graduation, and thinking about changes in one’s life. Several of my closest friends are heading to similar ceremonies this weekend and next. My closest friends are those I met at Temple Sinai when we all brought a child […]