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Membership & Communications Director: Lisa Hanauer

Lisa HanauerLisa started as Temple Sinai’s new Membership and Communications Director in December 2012 but she is already very familiar with and connected to our congregation.  Lisa has served as a teacher at Temple Sinai Preschool for the past thirteen years, forging relationships with hundreds of families in that time.  In addition to teaching, she has been the parent of a Preschool/Religious School/Bat Mitzvah/Midrasha student, has attended holiday celebrations here for years, and has experienced a broad range of personal life cycle events at Temple Sinai.  She has a deep love for the Temple and for this community and is excited to share it with others.    

Lisa says, “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with prospective and new members as well as established members to help them find their home at Temple Sinai. There are countless ways to be involved and enriched socially, spiritually and intellectually at Temple Sinai. There is truly something for everyone in this warm, vibrant, wonderfully inclusive community and I look forward to helping to create those connections.” 

Lisa lives in Oakland with her daughter Gemma, a high school senior, and their two spaniels. As a former chef/restaurateur/food writer, she admits to being completely food-obsessed, rarely misses a Saturday Berkeley Farmer’s Market and is often thinking about what she wants to cook next.  

If you don’t know Lisa yet, please be sure to introduce yourself.  She would love to hear your story and discuss ways to help you get engaged in our Temple Sinai community and programs.  Lisa can be reached at lisa@oaklandsinai.org and (510) 451-3263, extension 302. 

 Click here to learn more about Temple membership or to contact Lisa.