Our Committees

Chicago Sinai Congregation is strongest when more of its members participate in the work of the Temple.

To lend your voice and talents to any of our committees, simply click on the links listing our committee chairpersons, and send an email. Alternately, contact the Sinai office at (312) 867-7000.

 Art & Judaica

Plans and sponsors art exhibitions at Sinai; responsible for overseeing the acquisition of new works for the Temple and maintaining the existing collection.

Vicki Samuels
Ellen Schor


Acts as an advisory group on finance and investment to the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees; develops the Temple budget.

Alan Tinsmon


Recommends and oversees facility improvements and maintains the building’s overall functionality.

Grant Peters


Maintains and establishes Sinai's community presence and coordinates the annual Interfaith Seder.

Peter Rubnitz


Extends Sinai’s values and mission to the preschool to deliver a caring, high-quality Early Childhood Education program.

Ellen Daniels
Jessica Diamond

 Religious School

Acts as an advisory group to the director of Religious School Education; supports all religious school activities.

Liz Darke

Young Professionals (LINK) 

Rabbi Amanda Greene

 Social Action

 These committees lead the Congregation in the mitzvah of tikkun olam.

David Ginsburg
Merle Tresser
Tom Tresser
Blessings in a Backpack
Heidi Wagman
Norm Kravitz
Ellyn Daniels
 Mitzvah Committee
Lauren Niimi
National Rebuilding Day
Jill Peters
Andrea Moonsammy
Barbara Cohen
Ann Fox
Art Fox
Service Learning Trip 
Jill Peters
 Schools Initiative
Heidi Wagman

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