Rabbi David B. Cohen

Rabbi Cohen has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Sinai since 1996 and was named a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem in 2013. Our Rabbi is a gifted teacher, storyteller, and musician who is also blessed with warmth, intelligence, and a sense of humor. These...

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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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Marc Cohen, Cantorial Soloist

Marc is humbled and honored to be able to serve Congregation Sinai this year as Cantorial Soloist. He will join Rabbi Cohen on the bimah for most Friday night services and b’nei mitzvah services. Marc acted as Sinai’s Cantorial Soloist in 2013 and regularly substitutes for Cantors at other synagogues...

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Barb Shimansky, Education Director

Barb Shimansky, MSW, MARE, has extensive experience in youth education at both the elementary and secondary levels. In 2014, Barb was one of the lead educators that introduced the Kulanu Teen Education program to our Milwaukee community. She previously served as visiting faculty during the summer at NFTY’s premier leadership...

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Karen Berk, Director of Administration

Karen Berk joined the staff of Congregation Sinai as Director of Administration in September 2009. Her responsibilities include management of the synagogue’s office, budget and facilities. She and her family are also active members of the congregation. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Karen first came to Wisconsin...

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Jen Friedman, Director of Engagement

Jen Friedman joined the staff of Congregation Sinai in August 2009. She focuses her work on facilitating and planning congregational gatherings and welcoming new members to our Sinai family. A native of Lexington, Massachusetts, she grew up in synagogue life as a daughter of a Reform rabbi. Jen is a...

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

President
Chip Mann

Vice Presidents
Larry Glusman
Julie Lookatch
Michelle Silverman

Treasurer
Mike Weinshel

Secretary
Judy Flegel

Trustees
Mitch Colton
Dan Elias, Past President
Doug Frazer
Jenni Goldbaum
Robert Hieb
Michael Hool
Terry Jacobs
Marc Kartman, Past President
Judi Ketten, Past President
Steve Kravit
Dan Musickant
Nick Padway
Josh Parkes
Sandy Saltzstein
Deb Schermer
Naomi Soifer
Ari Stillman
Carmel Sweet
Deborah Wilk

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