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David m. Schwartz - Past President

Temple Sinai is my Sinai because we are a caring community that has a unified voice in ensuring the continuity of the Jewish people on Long Island. We have proven to be the connective force of all religions and we bridge the gap in order for all people of every faith to live together as neighbors in peace. Temple Sinai serves as a refuge for people on an emotional and spiritual and religious level but also served as a physical refuge during Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene for our community members who were cold and needed a place to go.

My wife Heather and I, along with our daughters Courtney and Brooke, joined Temple Sinai in 2003. I immediately connected with Rabbi White, who is both dynamic and insightful. My interest in having “Big Speakers” lecture our community led me to join the Adult Engagement Committee early on. After serving as Vice President and Executive Vice President, I was elected President of Temple Sinai in 2011.

Some of the highlights of my presidency included hiring Cantor Sergei Schwartz, Rabbi Andrew Gordon as Associate Rabbi, and Cantor Elena Schwartz as Education Director. We replaced the organ with a beautiful new baby grand piano and tore out the old sound system with a new state- of-the-art system. We hosted President Bill Clinton as our Distinguished Lecturer to a sellout crowd of 1800 people.

By profession, I am an attorney concentrating in Litigation and Lobbying/Government Affairs and am a co-founding Partner at Gotham Government Relations and Communication. As a regular guest legal commentator for the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Headline News, WABC News, WPIX News, Fox Morning Show, Tru TV, and for the ESPN morning show, I offer my legal analysis and expert opinion on criminal cases, political issues, constitutional issues, and civil cases.

My interests are in family, politics, and sports …Go Yankees, Jets, Knicks, and Islanders!

Fri, December 1 2023 18 Kislev 5784