Temple Board & Committee Chairs

Temple Board – 2019

fpoImgPresident – Doug Marden

Susan Leff

First 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.

pGreenfieldVice 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



fpoImgVice President | Marketing/Communications – Amy Loiter

fpoImgRecording 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 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 as First 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 Global Foundries, and enjoys skiing and tennis.

Trustees-at-Large — 2019

fpoTrustee-at-Large – Stacie Gabert

fpoImgTrustee-at-Large – Michael Rosenberg


Trustee-at-Large – Ben Eisenberg

fpoImgTrustee-at-Large – Barbara Hicken

Committee and Auxiliary Group Leaders- 2019

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 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

#Chaverim – OPEN


Continuing Education – 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 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.

#Membership/Outreach – Barbra Marden

Linda Retchin photoSisterhood – Linda Retchin

fpoImgSocial Action – David Shiman

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