Temple Board & Committee Chairs

Board Officers — 2018

collinsPresident David Collins

David lives in Williston with his wife Amy.  They have two high school age children: Alec and Maddie.  They have been members of Temple Sinai for 16 years.  David has been on the board in prior years asFirst Vice President, a Trustee-At-Large, and assists with synagogue sponsored events. David enjoys the religious and social aspects of being engaged with Temple Sinai and its board.  Many of his and Amy’s close friends are or were affiliated with Temple Sinai.  David values the quality education that his children received from Temple Sinai’s staff.  Outside of Temple, David is a manager at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, as well as enjoys skiing and tennis.


fpoImgFirst Vice President Doug Marden







fpoImgVice President | Finance/Legal OPEN





Bruce Hiken2Treasurer Bruce Hicken

Bruce is the Treasurer of Temple Sinai.  In real life he is a CPA and Controller of VSAC, husband of Barbara and father of Nati.  At Temple he enjoys attending folk service, teaching adult education and participating in Men’s Club activities.


pGreenfieldVice President | Education Patty Greenfield

Patty and her family have been Temple members since 1987.  She and her husband Steve live in Williston, as do their two adult sons. Patty also serves on the Membership Committee and has taught in the Religious School for more than 20 years. She values the sense of community at Temple, and enjoys planning and participating in the many special events at Temple.


Susan LeffVice President | Fundraising/Development Susan Leff





fpoImgVice President | Marketing/Communications OPEN





fpoImgRecording Secretary Barbara Hicken





fpoImgAssistant Treasurer OPEN

This position is only filled during the current Treasurer’s final year in office.




jGoldbergImmediate Past President Joel Goldberg

Joel lives in Shelburne with his wife, Barbara. Joel is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Vermont.






Trustees-at-Large — 2018

fpoTrustee-at-Large Lisa Greenblott





fpoImgTrustee-at-Large Andrew Orringer







Trustee-at-Large Ben Eisenberg





fpoImgTrustee-at-Large Jane Molofsky





 Committee Chairs — 2018


Continuing Education OPEN




Steve GreenfieldBrotherhood Steve Greenfield

Steve lives with his wife Patty in Williston. They have two adult sons both of whom live locally. Steve has been a Temple member since 1987 and was President of Temple in 2009-2010. He is now President of Temple’s mens club known as the Brotherhood. He works for the Vermont Economic Development Authority in Montpelier where he is the Chief Operating Officer.



Cemetery Gene Sklar





#Chavarim OPEN




Len Rubin House Len Rubin







Religious School OPEN

Amy CollinsOneg Coordinator Amy Collins

Amy lives in Williston with her husband David.  They have two high school age children: Alec and Maddie.  They have been members of Temple Sinai for 16 years.




cynthiaHuman Resources Cynthia Pasackow

Cynthia lives in So. Burlington with her husband, Jay, and they’ve belonged to Temple Sinai since their kids, Kira and Jesse, were very young…about 35 years. She recently retired from a teaching career at CVUHS, and is enjoying scheduling her own time.  She keeps busy playing tennis, reading, cooking, watching football and basketball, participating in Sisterhood, and traveling with Jay.


#Membership/Outreach Barbra Marden





Linda Retchin photoSisterhood Linda Retchin





fpoImgSocial Action OPEN





   Mark Leopold photoSpiritual Mark Leopold

Mark Leopold is a native of Burlington Vermont.  He has been serving as cantorial soloist since the founding of Temple Sinai in 1966.  He is the youngest son of charter members Jules and Gertrude Leopold, both of blessed memory.  Mark has taught in the Temple Religious School and served as Chair of the Spiritual Committee and on the Board.  He also tutors B’nai Mitzvah students.  Mark attended Burlington schools and the University of Vermont.  By day Mark is a computer programmer working for the state of Vermont.  He is the father of 5 children and has 5 grandchildren; he resides in Burlington with his wife, Deborah Leopold.

fpoImgTzedakah Bob Issenberg