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Joel S. Goldman, Ph.D, Interim Executive Director or 908-273-4921 x 116

Amy Damast, Director of Early Childhood Education & Community Engagement

Amy joined the Temple Sinai staff in 2012 to design their new early childhood school program and to expand programs designed to build community for local families with young children.   Her previous experience includes serving as a lead teacher and Judaic Specialist in early childhood and as a consulting psychologist, researcher and trainer for the Early Head Start Program. In addition to her role at Temple Sinai, Amy is also the VP of Communications on the national board of Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ), the Union for Reform Judaism's early childhood affiliate.

Amy earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Developmental Psychology from New York University; her dissertation research focused on toddler play development and parent-child play interactions. 

Amy and her husband, Craig, live in Springfield with their older son, Devin.  Their younger son, Joshua, visits on his breaks from Penn State University.

Contact Amy at or 908-273-4921 x131

Saskia Jeselsohn  - Assistant to the Clergy 

(908) 273-4921 x111


Geri Wallis - Temple Administrator 

(908) 273-4921 x110


Donovan Mowatt - Director of Facilities

(908) 273-4921 x120


Lara Davis - Early Childhood Assistant 

(908) 273-4921 x130

Sat, April 1 2023 10 Nisan 5783