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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 Bylaws

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

2021-22 Leadership  

President: Alison Yazer
1st Vice President: Stephen Jurman
2nd Vice President: Elizabeth Collura
3rd Vice President: Josh Lederer
Treasurer: Mara Kaplan
Assistant Treasurer: Jeremy Burton
Secretary: Morgan Faeder
Financial Secretary: Lynn Rubenson

Immediate Past President: Saul Straussman
Past President: Philip L. Lehman, PhD

Elected/”At Large” Trustees
Second Two-year Term Ending 2022
Suzie Hauptman
William Taxay
Lynda Wrenn

Second Two-year Term Ending 2023
Marcia Baumfeld
Rachel Kudrick
Brianna McDonough
Paul Pitts
Samantha Skobel

First Two-year Term Ending 2022
Mike Gordon

First Two-year Term Ending 2023
Marcie Solomon

Center and Auxiliary Board Representatives (Presidents/Chairs)
Women of Temple Sinai (WoTS): Susan Blackman (Term ending 2022)
Brotherhood: Harton Wolf (Term ending 2023)
Youth Group (PARTY): Hadley Kalson (Term ending 2023)
B'racha Center: Mara Kaplan (Term ending 2023)
Midrash Center: None
Neshama Center: Michael Collura (Term ending 2022)
Tikkun Olam Center: Brianna McDonough (Term Ending 2023)

Executive Committee/Personnel Practices Committee: Alison Yazer
Nominating Committee:  Philip L. Lehman
Financial Committee/Budget/Financial Policy/Investment Committees: Mara Kaplan
Memorial Park Committee: NA
Bylaws Committee: Stephen Jurman
Facilities Committee: Jerry Katz
Development Committee: Philip L. Lehman
Annual Fundraising / Annual Event Committee: NA
Program Coordinating Committee: Stephen Jurman
Membership and Engagement Committee: None

Ad Hoc
Marketing Committee:  Lynn Rubenson
Strategic Planning Committee [Vision 2025]: Alison Yazer, Josh Lederer
Settled Senior Rabbi Search Committee: Lynn Magid Lazar, Rick Rosenthal

Program Enhancement Committee: Josh Breslau

Lifetime Honorary Trustees
Shirley Goldstein
Ellen F. Katzen
Estelle Mann
Carol Rosenthal (voting 2017-2035)

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) (voting)
  32. Nancy E. Gale (2015-2017) (voting)
  33. Philip L. Lehman, PhD (2017-2019) (voting)
  34. Saul Straussman (2019-2021) (voting)

§ Emeritus/Emerita (non-voting)

Mon, September 27 2021 21 Tishrei 5782