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 hard to believe that we are officially 2-plus years into this pandemic. None of us really could ever imagine at first what the overall impact would be when this first came around and how it would impact us in the future. Today, I find myself struggling to remember what life was like prior. […]
When you see me at meetings, you refer to me as the Temple President. When you watch Shabbat Service (and you don’t see me, but you know that I am there) I am that Audio Visual Tech guy. When you catch me changing burned-out lights, fixing a toilet, or maybe putting up the Sukkah, there […]
As you all know – the challenges that we have faced have been many in deciding how to handle the information thrown at us on a daily basis when it comes to COVID. This will change with each new strain, and we know that there will be new strains to come. In early November, our […]
Happy Secular New Year and Merry Christmas to all our families that celebrate. I am just mesmerized by our community support not only for our Temple Sinai families but also to our greater Jewish Community in Northern Nevada as I saw so many of you at all the Hanukkah events this past week. Not only […]