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. Alternatively, contact the Sinai office at (312) 867-7000.

Adult Education

Partners with our clergy to develop compelling programming for our Sinai community.

Alexandra Salomon

 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.

Victoria Woolner Samuels
Ellen Schor


Amy Ballis
Emily Engel

Communications & Publicity

Develops a communications strategy for Sinai. 

Risa Meisner

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Works to ensure that our Sinai community is fully inclusive. 

Sarah Samuels Taylor


Michael Rosenthal

Families with Young Children

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

Camille Seigle


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

Howie Tanzman


Penny Pollack


Sees to the needs and future of our physical building. 

Sarah Samuels Taylor


Oversees our Board-designated funds. 

Bruce Simons


Ellie Bahrmasel


Works to build membership and welcome new members. 

Bruce Miller


Ted Naron


Alison Tothy

 Religious School

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

Dylan Lingelbach

Young Adult 

A fantastic group of young professionals.

Rachel Kline


Barb Markoff

Sinai Cares

Delivers good wishes and challah to Sinai members in need.

Christine Tepper

Sinai Foundation

Marc Berman

Social Action

 Coordinates our diverse social justice programs. 

Oi Crandus
Emily Stone

Blessings in a Backpack

Heidi Wagman
Jessica Diamond

Jenner School 
Heidi Wagman
Jessica Diamond
 RefugeeOne & Refugee/Immigration Activities
Barbara Cohen

Stone Temple Community Garden

Susan Stone
Ann Courter

A House of Prayer for All Peoples

The place to connect, to learn, and to make a difference.

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