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Staff

Audrey Napchen, Executive Director

Audrey joined the Temple Sinai professional staff in July of 2014.

Before coming to Temple Sinai, she was the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County's Director of Women's Philanthropy and previously served as the Executive Director of Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield.

Audrey is a Past President and active member of her synagogue; Congregation Neve Shalom in Metuchen. She and her husband Joel live in Edison. They have four children and two grandchildren; Lindsay, son-in-law Josh and Mason; Mathew, daughter-in-law Morgan and three grand children, Samara, Mason and Sarina. 

Contact Audrey at Audrey@templesinainj.org or 908-273-4921 x16

Patti Kahn, Director of Education

Temple Sinai's Director of Education since 2002.

Patti joined Temple Sinai in 2002 following 3 years as Principal of the Solomon Schechter Day School in Cranford. Prior to that, Patti was the Educational Director of Temple Beth Shalom in Manalapan, NJ (1979-1996), programming for 520 students. Ms. Kahn returned to school in 1996 to earn her Masters of Jewish Education ('98) at the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC after which Patti studied for a year in Jerusalem as part of the Senior Educators Program of the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University.

Patti has two sons and a two grandchildren; Joshua lives in Brooklyn and Laurence, who is married to Michal, lives in Israel with their children.

Contact Patti at Patti@templesinainj.org or 908-273-4921 x15

Amy Damast, Director of Early Childhood Program

Temple Sinai's Director of our Early Childhood Education Program since 2012.

Contact Amy at Amy@templesinainj.org or 908-273-4921 x31

Amanda Weiss, Director of Youth Engagement 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Katherine Weiss is delighted to be joining the Temple Sinai community as the Director of the High School Program and Director of Youth Engagement. Amanda is currently a full-time rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, beginning her second year this fall in New York City. A lifetime lover of learning she has also received an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, graduate certificates in Jewish Education Specializing in Adolescents and Emerging Adults from HUC-JIR and Jewish Nonprofit Management from Gratz College, and a BA in Psychology and Judaic Studies from The George Washington University. 

Before attending HUC, Amanda worked in the field of experiential Jewish education for over a decade, most recently working for Hillel at Cornell University, the University of Oregon, and Oregon State University. With a passion for Judaism, leadership, innovation, and building relationships, Amanda has managed to double engagement in each of her organizations throughout her career. 

She looks forward to spending the school year in beautiful Summit, NJ meeting congregants, building community, and creating beautiful meaningful and memorable Jewish moments together.

Contact Amanda at Amanda@templesinainj.org.

Our Team

Saskia Jeselsohn  - Assistant to the Clergy 

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Michal Levine - Temple Administrator 
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Lara Davis - Early Childhood Assistant 
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Donovan Mowatt - Director of Facilities

 

Jorge Frias - Caretaker

Lilian Frias - Caretaker

Fri, October 18 2019 19 Tishrei 5780