Temple Board & Committee Chairs

Temple Board – 2019

Doug Marden head shotPresident – Doug Marden

Susan Leff head shotFirst Vice President – Susan Leff 

Bruce Hiken2Treasurer – Bruce Hicken

In real life, Bruce is a CPA and Controller of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), husband of Barbara and father of Nati.  At Temple, he enjoys attending folk services, teaching adult education and participating in Men’s Club activities. He has, on occasion, served as a lay leader of worship services and Torah study.

Patty Greenfield head shotVice President for 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.


Vice President for Fundraising/Development – OPEN



Amy Loiter head shotVice President | Marketing/Communications – Aimee Loiter

Aimee and her family have been members of Temple Sinai since moving to Vermont in 2006. She is the proud mom of two children, both of whom received B’nai Mitzvot at Temple Sinai, and lives in Shelburne with her husband Jeff, base player for the temple band Dahg. Outside of shul, Aimee is an Administrator at the Community College of Vermont, and has worked in Education for 25+ years. In her spare time Aimee loves to read, walk her dog, and knit.

Rosemeryl Harple head shotRecording Secretary – Rosemeryl Harple

fpoImgAssistant Treasurer – OPEN

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

collinsImmediate Past President – David Collins

David lives in Williston with his wife Amy. They have two college age children: Alec and Maddie. They have been members of Temple Sinai for over 18 years. David has been on the board in prior years as President, First Vice President, a Trustee-At-Large, and assists with synagogue sponsored events. David enjoys the spiritual, musical and social aspects of being engaged with Temple Sinai. Many of his and Amy’s close friends are affiliated with Temple Sinai. David values the quality education that his children received from Temple Sinai’s staff. Outside of Temple, David manages a team at Global Foundries, and enjoys dining out with friends as well as skiing and playing tennis.

Trustees-at-Large — 2019

placeholder femaleTrustee-at-Large – Stacie Gabert

Michael Rosenberg head shotTrustee-at-Large – Michael Rosenberg

The son of a Warsaw-born immigrant and WWII Purple Heart combat rifleman, Michael first affiliated with Temple during 1984 and has served terms as an officer (President, 1988-89) or Trustee during each succeeding decade. He concurrently was a member of diverse community boards including UVM Hillel, Burlington City Arts, Burlington Discover Jazz Festival and the Winooski Public Safety Commission while engaged in private law practice. Now retired, Michael and his wife, Pat Sears, were married in Temple Sinai and presently reside on the upper Winooski Falls.

Ben Eisenberg head shotTrustee-at-Large – Ben Eisenberg

placeholder femaleTrustee-at-Large – Barbara Hicken

Committee and Auxiliary Group Leaders- 2019

Steve Greenfield head shotBrotherhood – 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 served as Temple President during 2009-2010. He works for the Vermont Economic Development Authority in Montpelier where he is the Chief Operating Officer.


Cemetery – Gene Sklar

placeholder femaleChaverim – OPEN


Continuing Education – OPEN

Len Rubin House – Len Rubin


Religious School – OPEN

placeholder femaleOneg Coordinator – OPEN

cynthiaHuman Resources – Cynthia Pasakow

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.

Barbara Marden head shotMembership/Outreach – Barbra Marden

Linda Retchin photoSisterhood – Linda Retchin

David Shiman head shotSocial Action – David Shiman

David is a retired Professor of Education from UVM. He is married to Elise Guyette and has two daughters, Kathleen and Sarah, who received B’nai Mizvot at Temple Sinai. He hopes for a congregation that becomes more actively involved in Tikkun Olam activities. He is presently active on restorative justice panels in South Burlington, the Peace & Justice Center board of directors, and a national steering committee on human rights education. And, he has a dog named Dori.

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.

fpoImgDues Abatement – Bob Issenberg