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A $9.5 million renovation of the third and fourth floors of the synagogue and middle school is completed. Through teamwork and community support, the new building allows the School to grow and serve its students better than ever before. New goals are set and met with ever growing support from the Sinai community.
Groundbreaking for the Temple and School expansion. Fun fact: The demolition work done for this project wound up getting filmed and featured in the 1997 Tommy Lee Jones disaster flick Volcano.
The Weinberg Family Gym opens.
Rabbi David Wolpe begins as Senior Rabbi at Sinai Temple, and immediately becomes a significant part of shaping the School’s identity and path.
Dora and Neil Kadisha Teacher’s Appreciation Award is awarded to teachers for every 7th and 20th year of service.
Kirk and Anne Douglas dedicate the Douglas Family Early Childhood Center to Sinai Temple’s preschool, in honor of Kirk’s second bar mitzvah at age 83.
Plans for Alice and Nahum Lainer Learning Center are compiled for remodel of the library and common area. Center opens in 2007.
A Powerful, Culminating Experience: The 8th Grade Israel Trip is formally instituted as an annual program for our graduating class.
Middle School gets rebuilt (third and fourth floor building renovations will be completed later on, in 2012), as part of funds raised by the Centennial Campaign.
Orchestra performs in Carnegie Hall.
Sinai Akiba Academy launches the Generations LA endowment campaign, in partnership with Builders of Jewish Education (BJE), which will significantly increase the school’s endowment.
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