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Dr. Steven Goodman - Past President

Temple Sinai is my Sinai because it provides our entire family with a sense of belonging and joy and is a constant source of strength, spirituality and Jewish learning.

I had the honor of being president of Temple Sinai from 1994-1996 where my family and I have been active members for more than 30 years.

My wife Sheri and I have been married for more than 45 years and we currently reside in Port Washington. Sheri is a social worker and past president of Temple Sinai’s Sisterhood (now Friend of a Friend). Our two children, Seth and Rebecca, grew up at Temple Sinai. Our grandson, Jack attends the Temple Sinai Religious School, and can't wait for our granddaughter, Jenna, to follow his lead!

I have an MA in Psychology as well as Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Prior to my retirement in 2013, I spent 50 years of service at the Samuel Field YM&YWHA. During my tenure, I held almost every conceivable role in the agency from Camp and After School Counselor, to Program Director, Assistant Director, and Executive Director. From 1994-2014, I served as the Y’s Executive Vice President and CEO.

I have taken on many leadership roles in the broader Jewish community and have served on and chaired many important committees and task forces for UJA-Federation of New York.

Now that I am retired, I have some time to enjoy my family and community. I love to read and learn, spend time with friends, and help Temple Sinai and our wonderful congregation in any way that I can.

Fri, December 1 2023 18 Kislev 5784