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General Information

Phone and Fax
Phone: (510) 451-3263
Cemetery Administrator: (925) 962-3636
Fax: (510) 465-0603

NOTE: The Temple office is closed at this time due to COVID, but you can reach us by calling (510) 451-3263 and leaving a voicemail. We check voicemail regularly and will return your call as soon as possible.

To Report the Recent Passing of a Loved One
When a loved one has recently passed away and you would like to be contacted by a clergy member, please email us at

To notify clergy that a loved one has been admitted to the hospital, or has just passed away, please call 510-463-4740.

Cemetery – Please contact Sinai Memorial Chapel at (925) 962-3636.  

Mailing Address
Temple Sinai
2808 Summit Street
Oakland, CA 94609


Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin
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Cantor Ilene Keys
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Rabbi Yoni Regev 
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Rabbi Steven A. Chester (Rabbi Emeritus) 
Calls and emails go to Betsy, x301.

Administrative Staff

Terrie Goren (Executive Director) 
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Betsy Bigelow-Teller (Executive Assistant) 
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Rhonda Hartman (Business Manager)
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Rizwan Mir (Facilities Coordinator)
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Elizabeth Hackett (Database Administrator)
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Nicole Vasgerdsian (Communications Coordinator)

Religious School

Rabbi Daniel Freedman (Rabbi Educator)
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Michele Quiat (Youth Programs Director) 
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Ellen Lefkowitz (Early Childhood Director)
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Molly Peritore (Associate Early Childhood Director) 
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