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Leadership


Board of Directors

President

Anne-Marie Bennoun and her husband Piotr Broszkowski have been members of Temple Sinai since 2004. The Bennoun-Broszkowski family are residents of Haworth, NJ. Their three sons, Roman, Alek and Max were b’nei mitzvah and confirmed at Temple Sinai where the three of them held positions of leadership in the Temple’s Youth Group. Roman, Alek and Max graduated from Temple Sinai’ s Hebrew High School Program.

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.

First Vice 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 – Finance, Philantrophy and Fundraising

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 - Fundraising

Franci Steinberg and her husband, Adam (former Board of Trustees Member), have been members of Temple Sinai since 1998. The Steinberg family resides in Tenafly. Madeline, Noah and Simone all had a b’nei mitzvah at Temple Sinai; Madeline and Simone continued their Hebrew education at the Temple through Confirmation. Franci was raised in Akron, Ohio, and has a background of being involved in Jewish youth organizations from the start. Franci was formerly in tech support; now she does graphic work for non profit organizations. She received a BA from University of South Florida. Franci served on the Religious School committee and served on the Board of Trustees beginning in 2008 and then continued as Vice President, co-chairing the two Temple 5K runs and overseeing two Temple directories. She also served as Sisterhood treasurer and now serves at Sisterhood President. Franci was Treasurer and President of Smith School HSA. She currently serves as an Executive Board member of the Trustees of The Community Chest, supporting local non profits and she also writes marketing materials and does all the graphic design for all events and its website. Franci chairs Partnership2Gether at Federation of Northern New Jersey which ties the bonds between NJ’s sister city, Nahariya NJ together and she serves on the Women’s Philanthropy Board of Federation of Northern NJ.

Vice President – Membership, Education, Marketing and Communication

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.


 

Treasurer

Bio to come

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

Peter Zlotnick is the Immediate Past President and an Officer and Trustee of Temple Sinai of Bergen County, NJ. Together with his wife Ronni and their three children, Allison, Emily and Evan, the Zlotnick’s have been members at Temple Sinai since approximately 2000. Peter is currently a partner in the New York Office of the law firm Moritt Hock & Hamroff, LLP. Peter is a complex commercial, real estate and corporate litigator who has been practicing law for almost 30 years. Both Peter and Ronni have served in various capacities at Temple Sinai throughout the time that they and their family have been members. Ronni led a group of women in reviving Sisterhood; she served multiple terms as its President and has also served as an officer and trustee of the temple, as well as a member of numerous committees, projects and events. In addition to his tenure as President of Temple Sinai, Peter has served as a member of various ad hoc committees at Temple, including as a member of the Capital Campaign Committee, the Construction Committee, and Rabbi Millstein’s Review Committee, which evaluated whether Rabbi’s contract should be renewed for a second term. Peter has also served on and currently chairs the Nominating Committee, which evaluates candidates who are currently being considered for terms as officers and trustees of the Temple.

Peter graduated with Honors from Colgate University in 1985, receiving a B.A. in International Affairs/Political Science. He also received a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1988 and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in 1990.

 

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

Bio to come

 

 

Trustees

Erik Maschler

Erik Maschler and his wife, Jill, have been members of Temple Sinai since 2005. The Maschler’s are residents of Cresskill, NJ. Their daughters, Morgan and Romi, were bat mitzvah and confirmed at Temple Sinai. Erik is a 27 year veteran of Wall Street and currently runs a quant-fund in Teaneck, NJ. Erik also owns business in New Jersey and Florida including Battleground Country Club in Freehold and The Gardens Cemetery in Boca Raton. He received his BA from the University of Maryland. Erik has been involved in leadership at Temple Sinai since 2016. He also has been on the boards of BergenPac and Montammy Golf Club.

 

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.

 

Jill Horbacewicz

Jill Horbacewicz and her husband Michael have been members of Temple Sinai since 2001 and reside in Tenafly, NJ. Their three children Matthew, Sarah and Julia “graduated” from the ECC, and went through the religious school from kindergarten through senior year of high school, including b'nei mitzvah and confirmation. All three were also teachers’ aides for the religious school and were active in the Youth Group. Jill is the Chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Touro College. She graduated from NYU with her Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy. She then earned her Master’s degree in Pathokinesiology from NYU, and her PhD from TUI University. Jill has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2017. She is also the co-coordinator of the Temple’s involvement with Family Promise, sheltering homeless working families. Jill has served on the ECC committee, dinner dance committees, and rabbi search Committee. She was on the Sisterhood Board for over ten years and is currently an Advisory Board member.

 

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.

 

Ava Rattigan

Ava Rattigan has been a member of Temple Sinai since 2015 and a Board of Trustees member since 2018. She is a resident of Englewood, N.J. Ava is currently pursuing a degree in Urban and Community Studies/Health Care Policy and Administration. Ava is the founder of Favor Senior Home Care; providing a boutique style concierge service. Ava has been a volunteer visitor with First Friends of New Jersey and New York, and is involved in post-release and accompaniment of immigrant detainees. She has also provided shelter in her home to a recently released detainee.

 

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.

 

Carissa Sachs

Carissa Sachs and her husband Mark Weiser have been members of Temple Sinai since 2015, Carissa however was a member with her family as a child growing up. They are currently residents of Tenafly. Their two children, Saryn born in 2013, went through the ECC, and Kian born in 2017, is currently in the ECC. Carissa is an educational consultant and a special needs advisor. She received her first masters in art education and her second masters in Social work at NYU. Carissa has been involved in leadership at TS since she was a youth group advisor and now she resides on the board. Carissa has been active in volunteering in various programs for children with cancer and children with special needs over the last 25 years.

 

 

Sat, November 28 2020 12 Kislev 5781