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Governance

Temple Sinai depends in large part on volunteers who give their time, energy, and expertise in helping our mission move forward. Our Temple Board comprises a cross-section of members who meet on a monthly basis to discuss issues particular to the synagogue values, goals, membership, and property. Substantially all board meetings are open to the entire membership.

The Executive Committee meets once a month to review in more detail the concerns of the day, the financial health of the organization, and long-range planning.

To get involved contact Drew Barkley, Executive Director, at (412) 421-9715 X 111.

View our Sinai 2020 Strategic Plan

View our Bylaws, Adopted 2021
 

Board Meeting Minutes, August 2020

FAQ about Clergy Transition August 2020

Board Meeting Minutes, January 2020

Board Meeting Minutes, March 2020

Special Board Meeting Minutes, April 4, 2020
 

2023–24 Leadership  

Officers
President: Stephen Jurman
1st Vice President: Elizabeth Collura
2nd Vice President: Josh Lederer
Treasurer: Marcie Solomon
Assistant Treasurer: Jacob Schiller
Secretary: Carol Woolford
Financial Secretary: Morgan Faeder 

Immediate Past President: Alison Yazer
 

Elected/”At Large” Trustees
First Two-year Term Ending 2024
Mark Beck
Marcy Kaufman
Billy Padnos
Paula Rulin

First Two-year Term Ending 2025
Emily Half
Rebekah Siegel
Joan Stein
Natalie Sumetsky
Mallary Swartz

Center and Auxiliary Board Representatives (Presidents/Chairs)
Women of Temple Sinai (WoTS): Lynn Rubenson (Term ending 2025)
Brotherhood: Todd Miller (Term ending 2025)
Youth Group (PARTY): Ryan Kaufman (Term ending 2025)
B'racha Center: None
Midrash Center: None
Neshama Center: Lynn Naman (Term ending 2024)
Tikkun Olam Center: None

Committees
Permanent
Executive Committee/Personnel Practices Committee: Stephen Jurman
Nominating Committee: Alison Yazer
Financial Committee/Budget/Financial Policy/Investment Committees: Marcie Solomon
Memorial Park Committee: None
Bylaws Committee: None
Facilities Committee: None
Development Committee: Philip L. Lehman
Annual Fundraising / Annual Event Committee: NA
Membership and Engagement Committee: Joan Stein

Ad Hoc
Disability Committee: Mara Kaplan
Marketing Committee:  Lynn Rubenson
Strategic Planning Committee ["Vision 2030"]: Marcie Solomon, Josh Lederer
Cantor Search Committee (completed): Elizabeth Collura, Rick Kalson
Reopening Committee (COVID-19) (completed): Josh Lederer, Bill Taxay
Settled Senior Rabbi Search Committee (completed): Lynn Magid Lazar, Rick Rosenthal

Special
Program Enhancement Committee: Mike Gordon

Lifetime Honorary Trustees
Shirley Goldstein (voting)
Ellen F. Katzen (voting)
Estelle Mann §
Carol Rosenthal (voting 2017–2035)
Joseph Weinkle (voting 2022–2040)

Photo: (seated) Shirley Goldstein; (standing left to right) Ellen Katzen, Joseph Weinkle, and Carol Rosenthal (Photo by Leslie Fleisher)

 

Past Presidents

  1. Hon. Benjamin Lencher* (1946-1948)
  2. Harry H. Buchman* (1948-1950)
  3. Marcus Shafer* (1950-1956)
  4. Irwin Lockhart* (1956-1959)
  5. Nathan Katzen* (1959-1962)
  6. Oscar A. Spirer* (1962-1964)
  7. Morris Ginsburg* (1964-1967)
  8. Isadore H. Abrams* (1967-1968)
  9. Samuel N. Goldman* (1968-1970)
  10. Carl Hamburg* (1970-1973)
  11. Norman P. Wolken* (1973-1975)
  12. Louis S. Frankel* (1975-1977)
  13. Lee Hammerschmidt* (1977-1979)
  14. H. Jerome Zoffer, PhD* (1979-1981)
  15. Herman D. Greenberg* (1981-1983)
  16. Linda Leebov Goldston* (1983-1985)
  17. Simon Kellman* (1985-1987)
  18. Rhoda Dorfzaun (1987-1989) §
  19. Alan Cookson* (1989-1991)
  20. Fredda Stang* (1991-1993)
  21. Robert M. Katzen (1993-1995) §
  22. Louise R. Malakoff (1995-1997) §
  23. Marvin B. Adelson* (1997-1999)
  24. William Brandeis (1999-2001) §
  25. Jay Silberblatt (2001-2003) §
  26. Rita Pollock (2003-2005) §
  27. Robert S. Bernstein (2005-2007) §
  28. Frank Schwarz (2007-2009) §
  29. Edward Korenman (2009-2011) §
  30. David Hirsch (2011-2013) §
  31. Richard D. Kalson (2013-2015) §
  32. Nancy E. Gale (2015-2017) (voting)
  33. Philip L. Lehman, PhD (2017-2019) (voting)
  34. Saul Straussman (2019-2021) (voting)
  35.  Alison Yazer (2021-2023) (voting)

* Deceased
§ Emeritus/Emerita (non-voting)

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