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Lay Leadership

A Message From Our President

Hello and welcome to TSND’s website! I invite you to explore it and become acquainted with all that our Reform Synagogue offers:  Shabbat services, High Holy Services, varied educational programs, and abundant social activities for all age groups: all in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

My husband and I experienced heartfelt welcome and inclusion, when we first visited TSND seven years ago shortly after we emigrated from Ecuador.  Now, TSND is our spiritual home and proudly: our Synagogue.

You are welcome to join us and become involved in one or several of our varied initiatives: Religious School, Early Childhood Education, Youth Group, Camp Sinai, Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Empty Nesters, Jewish Living programs, Adult Education, Social Action, Choir, to cite a few.  Our synagogue has always something going on and something new being created.

Explore this website and join us!


Doris Pienknagura
President, Temple Sinai of North Dade


2018-2019 Board of Trustees


Doris Pienknagura  President
Darren Friedman 1st Vice President
Lenny Feldman 2nd Vice President
Bob Mirel Treasurer
Carol Moss  Secretary
Sue Klau Past President



Courtney Augusta Maureen Boiarsky
Sharron Botwinick Andrew Chesnick
Donald Goodman Henry Hirsch
Howard Katzman Claudia Leib
Ryan Sherman Gail Slatko                    
Renee Yeslow  


George Berlin* Norman Leopold  
Sam Bloom* Arnold Meyer*  
Rose Ellen Glickman Florence Nelson*  
Ralph Hollander* Aaron Podhurst  
Stuart Israelson  Kenneth Schwartz*  
Jeannette Jacobson* Al Sherman*  
Sue Shapiro Klau Barbara Silverman  
Norman S. Klein Daniel Supon*  
Robert Layton Jon Sussman  
Murphy Leopold *in loving memory  

Temple Sinai LEAP Program

Temple Sinai’s Leadership Education and Preparation course – L.E.A.P. – was created by the Board Development Committee in 2008 and is designed to strengthen our synagogue community by identifying and training talented and energetic partners who are trained to be knowledgeable about the synagogue, support our mission to nurture souls to a fuller Jewish life, and who are or will be ready to assume leadership roles.

L.E.A.P. is a series of 5 intense sessions culminating with a Shabbat graduation. It offers its participants opportunities for personal growth and development as well as training to accept a position of leadership. In a spiraling curriculum, L.E.A.P. participants learn about our campus, the history of Reform Judaism and Temple Sinai, the synagogue’s relationship to the wider Jewish community, the organization of the congregation including governance, finance, programs and education. There is a focus on spirituality and specific leadership lessons which come both from text study at the beginning of each session as well as from other activities.

Thu, May 23 2019 18 Iyar 5779