Cantor Richard Newman

Cantor Richard Newman was recently ordained after completing the five-year graduate program at HUC-JIR in New York. A native of Birmingham, UK, Cantor Newman is a man of many talents. An exceptional tenor, Cantor Newman also plays several instruments. As an undergraduate, he studied law; he also holds a masters...

Brian Avner, Director of Youth Education

Congregation Sinai is excited to welcome Brian Avner as our Director of Youth Education. Brian holds a Masters in Jewish Education and a Masters in Jewish Non Profit Management from Hebrew Union College. He served as an Assistant Director of Education at Kehillat Israel, a synagogue in Los Angeles, with...

Rabbi David B. Cohen

Rabbi Cohen has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Sinai since 1996 and was named a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem in 2013. Our Rabbi is a gifted teacher, storyteller, and musician who is also blessed with warmth, intelligence, and a sense of humor. These...