Brian Avner, Director of Youth Education

Congregation Sinai is excited to welcome Brian Avner as our Director of Youth Education. Brian holds a Masters in Jewish Education and a Masters in Jewish Non Profit Management from Hebrew Union College. He served as an Assistant Director of Education at Kehillat Israel, a synagogue in Los Angeles, with...

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Cantor Richard Newman

Cantor Richard Newman was recently ordained after completing the five-year graduate program at HUC-JIR in New York. A native of Birmingham, UK, Cantor Newman is a man of many talents. An exceptional tenor, Cantor Newman also plays several instruments. As an undergraduate, he studied law; he also holds a masters...

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Rabbi Jay Brickman, Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Jay Brickman served as the spiritual leader for Congregation Sinai from its founding in 1955 until his retirement in the early 1990’s. Rabbi Brickman remains a vital presence at Sinai, teaching a variety of classes to our congregants and providing mentorship for our clergy. Rabbi Brickman was born in...

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