Board of Trustees and Lay Leaders

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 goals, membership and property. Substantially all board meetings are open to the entire membership.

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

Temple Sinai depends in large part on volunteers who give their time, energy and expertise in helping our mission move forward. To get involved contact Drew Barkley, Executive Director, at (412) 421-9715 X 111.



2017 Officers:      

Philip Lehman, Ph.D. President









Saul Straussman, 1st Vice President

Alison Yazer, 2nd Vice President

Jerry Katz, 3rd Vice President

Arthur Goldberg, Treasurer

Marc Darling, Assistant Treasurer

Katie Whitlatch, Secretary

George Arnold, Financial Secretary

New Trustees with Terms Ending 2020

Morgan Faeder                               

Evelyn Pierce    

Todd Rosenfeld 

Lynn Rubenson     

Linda Wrenn


Center/Auxiliary Representatives

Laura Fehl (WOTS) – Term ending 2018

Cathy Droz (Neshama Center) – Term ending 2018


Center and Auxillary Heads

B'racha Center - Mara Kaplan

Midrash Center -

Neshama Center - Lauren Coblenz

Tikkun Olam Center - Joshua Breslau

Brotherhood - Harvey Nathanson, Joe Weinkle and Harton Wolf

Women of Temple Sinai (WoTS) - Laura Fehl

PARTY - Colin DeWitt and Jacob Gerszten

Permanent, Ad Hoc and Special Committee Chairs

Executive Committee (Permanent) — Nancy E. Gale

Nominating Committee (Permanent) — Nancy E. Gale

Financial Committee (Permanent) — George Arnold

Memorial Park Committee (Permanent) — Marc Darling 

Bylaws Committee (Permanent) — Philip L. Lehman

Facilities Committee (Permanent) — 

Development Committee (Permanent) — Jay Silberblatt, Chair; Philip L. Lehman, Co-Chair

Strategic Planning Committee — (inactive) Rita Pollock, Chair; Philip L. Lehman, Co-Chair

Program Enhancement Committee (Special) — Josh Breslau

Marketing Committee - Lynn Rubenson

Lifetime Honorary Trustees

Shirley Goldstein
Ellen F. Katzen
Estelle Mann
Fritz Ottenheimer

Carol Rosenthal

Past Presidents

Hon. Benjamin Lencher (1946-1948)*

Harry H. Buchman (1948-1950)*

Marcus Shafer (1950-1956)*

Irwin Lockhart (1956-1959)*

Nathan Katzen (1959-1962)*

Oscar A. Spirer (1962-1964)*

Morris Ginsburg (1964-1967)*

Isadore H. Abrams (1967-1968)*

Samuel N. Goldman (1968-1970)*

Carl Hamburg (1970-1973)*

Norman P. Wolken (1973-1975)*

Louis S. Frankel (1975-1977)*

Lee Hammerschmidt (1977-1979)*

H. Jerome Zoffer (1979-1981)

Herman D. Greenberg (1981-1983)*

Linda Leebov Goldston (1983-1985)*

Simon Kellman (1985-1987)*

Rhoda Dorfzaun (1987-1989)

Alan Cookson (1989-1991)

Fredda Stang (1991-1993)*

Robert M. Katzen (1993-1995)

Louise R. Malakoff (1995-1997)

Marvin B. Adelson (1997-1999)

William Brandeis (1999-2001)

Jay Silberblatt (2001-2003)

Rita Pollock (2003-2005)

Robert S. Bernstein (2005-2007)

Frank Schwarz (2007-2009)

Edward Korenman (2009-2011)

David Hirsch (2011-2013)

Richard D. Kalson (2013-2015)


The Board of Trustees comprises: Elected Officers (ex officio), Elected Trustees, Lifetime Honorary Trustees, Past Presidents, and Presidents/Chairs of all Centers and Auxiliaries (ex officio).  Chairs of all Permanent Committees (not otherwise Trustees) may attend and participate at Board meetings, but may not vote as Trustees.


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