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Senior Staff

Joseph Slade, Executive Director

Joe Slade pic07082016 for websiteJoe brings over a decade of finance and operations experience to Temple Sinai; he previously served as Executive Director of the historic K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation in Chicago. Joe also worked at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Goldman Union Camp Institute, as the Senior Assistant Director, focusing on staff and facilities management, safety, and security.

Joe, his wife Alison Banger, and their daughter Alexandra live in Dumont.

A native New Yorker, Joe received his B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Chicago before spending the next decade working in higher education administration and Jewish camping, earning an M.A. in Philosophy from Georgia State University as well.

 

Sara Losch, Interim Director of the Early Childhood Center (ECC)

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Sara Losch was the founding director of the Barnert Temple and Preschool Center in Franklin Lakes, from where she retired after 33 years as the Director of Lifelong Learning and where she created and supervised all areas of education, from preschool through adult.

Sara’s undergraduate degree is in Special Education. She has a master’s degree in early childhood education.

Sara’s passions are early childhood education, Jewish education, and social justice work. Sara has traveled to Cambodia and Rwanda, helped run adult building experiences in New Orleans and New Jersey and, with Rabbi Joel Soffin, co-created and ran a unique social justice experience for teens called Bonim Banim – Building Youth.
Sara’s educational passions are mentoring new teachers, guiding parents of young children through the landmines of child rearing, and studying Jewish texts and Talmud. Sara lives in Wyckoff, NJ with her Uruguayan husband, Jorge. They have two grown children who live “too far” away.

Guy Ratki, Director of Congregational Learning

Guy Ratki brings to Temple Sinai a diverse educational background. Guy’s undergraduate degree is in political science, and he has a master’s degree in counterterrorism, which he studied in Israel, and in K-6 education with a certification in special education.

Guy has worked as a 3rd/4th-grade public school teacher, a religious school teacher, and a youth group advisor.

Guy’s interest lies in empowering and engaging children to foster connections between their everyday life and Judaism. He believes that Tikkun Olam is more than a phrase but our mission and calling and a bridge to the future of what we hope and dream of seeing implemented in our communities, country, and world.

He enjoys reading, writing, and hiking. Guy lives in Springfield with his wife, Dani.

 

Jocelyn Inglis, Director of Membership Engagement

Jocelyn has been in the non-profit world for the last 25 years as a Community Engagement and Development professional and is looking forward to utilizing her professional and personal experience at Temple Sinai.  Jocelyn has worked in various organizations within Bergen County for the last 20 years, including Valley Chabad, Jewish National Fund and the American Cancer Society.

Jocelyn completed her BA in Jewish Studies and Sociology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.  She went on to earn her MSW and Certificate in Jewish Communal Service from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.  She lives in Bergenfield with her husband Trevor and her children, Jake and Abigail.  She currently serves on the Bergenfield High School Parents Association Board, the Bergenfield Stigma Free Committee and has been active at Temple Emeth in Teaneck for the last 15 years.  

Jocelyn is very excited to be here at Temple Sinai at such a pivotal time.  She looks forward to working with everyone, to both further engage current members and open doors to those in the community who are looking for a vibrant, progressive Jewish home. ​​

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Sh'vat 5783