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Audrey Napchen, Executive Director

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

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

Audrey has achieved senior status membership in NATA - The National Association of Temple Administrators and is a past president of and currently serving on the Executive Committee of GANSE - the Garden State Network for Synagogue Executives.  She is a Past President of Congregation Neve Shalom in Metuchen.  Audrey and her husband Joel live in Monroe Township. They have two children and five grandchildren; Lindsay, son-in-law Josh, Mason and Henry; Mathew, daughter-in-law Morgan, Samara, Sarina and Nava.

Please contact Audrey at or 908-273-4921 x116

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


Michal Levine - Temple Administrator 

(908) 273-4921 x110

Donovan Mowatt - Director of Facilities

(908) 273-4921 x120


Lara Davis - Early Childhood Assistant 

(908) 273-4921 x130

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