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Leadership


Board of Directors

President

Paul Seitelman and his wife Ruth have been members of Temple Sinai since 2011. They are residents of Teaneck, NJ. Their two daughters and their families reside in Clark, NJ and Little Falls, NJ. Their son resides in the metro-Boston area and is recently married. Paul was a technology business analyst in the financial, tech and retail spaces after receiving his MBA from University of Rochester. Paul was a past president of Congregation Beth Am of Teaneck prior to joining Temple Sinai. Paul has filled various board positions since joining Temple Sinai: Trustee, Comptroller, Treasurer and excited this year to be a Vice-President. Paul has also served since 2011 as Ritual Co-chair, organized the High Holiday Ushers and most recently co-chaired the High Holiday Honors. Paul is most proud of his efforts in coordinating many annual Purim spiel celebrations at Temple Sinai. Paul enjoys singing with the choir at High Holy Days and co-leading a weekly half hour Friday Shabbat service, now in its third year, at BrightView Tenafly. Paul is thankful to our membership, our clergy and professional staff for many rewarding and joyous moments whether personal or in community setting at Temple Sinai.

Vice President/Treasurer 

Rob Goldstein and his wife Alanna have been members of Temple Sinai since 2005. Being introduced to Temple Sinai by Alanna, they are now one of the third generation families to continue worship and participation at Temple Sinai. The Goldsteins are residents of Alpine, NJ for the past 20 years along with their three children Sheridan, Mason, and Shayne who were b'nei mitzvah at Temple Sinai. Rob has been involved with Temple Sinai leadership for the past five years in the Hineni program, Board of Trustees, Co-chairs the Hineini Capital Campaign, and currently serves as one of the Vice Presidents of our executive board. Rob graduated from Boston University and leads his firm Genpro, Inc. as the CEO for the past 30 years. Rob has served and participated in various organizations throughout his career.

Vice President 

Lynne Stewart, her husband Andrew, and daughters Sarah and Carley, have been members of Temple Sinai since 1999. Lynne and Andrew reside in Tenafly and are grateful that Temple Sinai has been an integral part of many happy lifecycle events in their family. Carley attended the Temple Sinai Early Childhood Center, both Sarah and Carley were bat mitzvah'd at the Temple and most recently, Rabbi Millstein married their daughter Sarah and her new husband, Gal. Lynne has her own Brand Strategy Consulting business and has lent her expertise to Temple Sinai by co-chairing both the Branding and Marketing committees. Currently, Lynne serves as a Vice President of the Board. She has also been very involved in the Tenafly School District including serving as H.S.A. Co-President of Maugham School and President of the Tenafly Board of Education.

Secretary

Sabra Waxman has been a member of Temple Sinai since 1999. She currently resides in Cresskill, NJ after raising her family in Tenafly. Her three children Briel, Maia and Liam were b'nei mitzvah and confirmed at Temple Sinai, where they each held leadership roles in SFTY and were graduates of Hebrew high school. Sabra is the Senior Marketing Manager for Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Previously she served in a similar capacity in the financial services sector and as a senior executive in the strategic design and branding industry. She holds a BS in Packaging Design and Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Sabra currently serves on the Temple Sinai Executive Committee as Secretary and Co-Chair the Marketing Committee; prior to this, she served for four years on the Board of Trustees and since 2002 has served in numerous leadership roles in Sisterhood, where she currently sits on the Advisory Board. She has been a volunteer tutor for Bergen Reads and spent countless hours volunteering in the Tenafly school system.

Immediate Past President

Anne-Marie is a former television producer and a teacher. She currently does college consulting. Anne-Marie has a MS in Epistemology of Economics from the University of Paris-X Nanterre, France and a MA in Journalism from NYU. Anne-Marie has been involved in leadership at Temple Sinai since 2008. Before becoming Temple President, she was an officer of the Board of Trustees and President of Sisterhood. During Hurricane Sandy, Anne-Marie created the free Congregational Dinners that still take place every month before the Rock Shabbat services. Her volunteering in other non-profit organizations includes: PTO President of the Spring School in Tenafly, NJ and President of The Grand Cove Co-Op in Edgewater, NJ.

Sisterhood President

Hilary Eth and Martin Fein have been members of Temple Sinai since 2011. They are residents of Ridgefield Park, NJ. Hilary was a psychotherapist in a NYC hospital, in a clinic for people with serious and persistent mental illnesses. She was educated at Brandeis University and the New School for Social Research.

Hilary has been involved in Temple Sinai leadership since joining the Temple. Hilary chairs Paul Winter Helping Hands Committee. She is a member of the Ritual Committee and the Congregational Dinner crew. Hilary is also the Sisterhood treasurer. She is involved with the National Council of Jewish Women where she volunteers at their fabulous thrift shop (in Bergenfield – donations are always welcome) and at the Adler Aphasia Center.

Brotherhood President

Jack Reich

 

Trustees

Leny Davidson

 

Lori Golden

Lori Golden and her husband, Heath, have been members of Temple Sinai since 2005. They are residents of Tenafly, New Jersey. Their daughters, Sabrina, age 16, and Dylan, age 13, attended the ECC Program and were bat mitzvah at Temple Sinai. Dylan is currently a participant in Temple Sinai’s Teens Foundation. Lori is a speech language pathologist who specializes in special needs children. She owns a facility in Manhattan and also treats children locally at Temple Sinai, the JCC and in her clients homes. Lori earned a BS from Towson University and an MA from Hofstra University. This is Lori’s first year on the Board of Trustees at Temple Sinai. Lori volunteers with the ALS association and has volunteered for the Tenafly school system whenever possible.

Joe Hecht

Peggy Kabakow

Peggy and her late husband, Ed joined Temple Sinai in 1976. Peggy was born in Germany, grew up in Hudson County and was confirmed at Temple Beth El in North Bergen. She lives in Demarest and has resided there for 48 years. Peggy has been an active member of Temple Sinai, serving many years as Board member, past chair of the Ritual committee, and is currently on Advisory Board of Sisterhood. Before retiring, she was a resident buyer for Federated Department Stores. Currently she serves on the boards of Adler Aphasia Center, YCS (Youth Consultation Services), and National Council of Jewish Women, and is a past president of League of Women Voters of Northern Valley. Her sons, Jim and Bob became b’nei mitzvah and were confirmed at Temple Sinai. Peggy is the proud grandmother of Mitchell, a senior at Union college, and Ben, a sophomore at Lehigh University.

Jon Pasternak

Eileen Pleva

Jason Rubach

Jason Rubach and his wife Jill have been members of the Temple Sinai since 2013. The Rubachs live in Tenafly with their children Blake (2005), Noah (2005) and Grant (2009). The Rubach twins, Blake and Noah, recently had the honor of Rabbi Millstein officiating their bar mitzvah service at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. It was an experience that the family will cherish for a lifetime!

The teenagers are now participating in the Temple Sinai’s Teen Foundation. The Rubach’s youngest son Grant just started at the ECC this year. He was so proud that he requested a Magen David necklace!

Jason is a Direct Marketing Executive, his company has offices in Englewood, Fort Lauderdale and Boynton Beach Florida. Jason has a BA from the University of Vermont and a JD from the Washington College of Law at American University. He has served as a co-chair of the Play Fore the Kids Golf outing to benefit special needs services at the JCC on the Palisades and he is currently on the Board of Tenafly Youth Basketball. He is a dedicated supporter of the food drive efforts of the Center for Food Action in Englewood.

When Jason is not working or spending time with his family, you can find him on the golf course or daydreaming that he is on the golf course.

Ronni Zlotnick

 

 

Sun, October 2 2022 7 Tishrei 5783