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Executive Director Terrie Goren 
Terrie relocated from Madison WI where she completed her position as executive director of Temple Beth El (2016-2019). She also served as the executive director of the Madison Public Library Foundation (2007-2010), and Jewish Social Services of Madison (2010-2015). Prior to moving to Madison, Terrie lived in Allentown, PA where her past Jewish communal work included serving as the Lehigh University Hillel Director (2001 - 2006), president of Temple Beth El, Allentown PA (2002 – 2006), and other volunteer roles.

She has over twenty years of non-profit management experience in the Jewish community ranging from serving as a youth director, the director of a Hillel Society, Jewish Social Services, executive director of Temple Beth El and now Temple Sinai. She has a breadth of experiences to draw upon. Her strengths include fundraising, grant writing, strong fiscal management, establishing policies and protocols, organizational and leadership development and team building. Additionally, she has over thirty years of leadership and volunteer experience in community organizations.

Terrie is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She earned a BA in Labor Relations from Douglass College - Rutgers University, a teaching certification in early childhood and elementary education, and has done graduate work in counseling and human services.

Associate Executive Director Sarah Turtletaub
Sarah has been working in the Jewish world since 2010 in synagogues, Jewish day schools, JCCs and most recently, the Jewish Federation in San Francisco. She began her professional career in Sacramento as a general studies teacher by day and a youth director at multiple synagogues on evenings and weekends. From there, she moved to Israel and taught English in Beit She’an and ran English-based programming for adults and children in the community. Sarah next spent a year in London, England getting certified in life coaching and volunteering at the JW3. Most recently, she was a program director for Jewish youth programs in the Bay Area all while embarking on the journey of parenthood and having two children of her own. When she finds time, she loves to walk Lake Merritt, cook, read novels, do hot yoga, play guitar and play competitive board games. 

Director of Education Hadas Rave
Hadas grew up in the Midwest, the second of five children, to Israeli immigrant parents. After finishing her degree in Elementary Education at Warren Wilson College, North Carolina, Hadas made Aliyah to Israel and taught for nine years at the alternative Meitar School on Kibbutz Beit Oren. Upon her return to the United States, she spent fourteen years at the Contra Costa Jewish Day School in Lafayette, teaching Hebrew and Judaic studies in K-8, coordinating the schoolwide service learning curriculum and leading the Israel education program. Hadas served CCJDS as their Director of Jewish Life for seven years and spent this past year consulting for the school as a Jewish Life Resource Specialist. Her primary role in the 2022-23 school year was with Congregation B’nai Shalom in Walnut Creek as their Director of Youth and Family Education. She holds a Masters Degree in Jewish Education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and was the 2017 recipient of the Helen Diller Family Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. She loves spending time in nature with her husband and her three children.

Director of Early Childhood Education Molly Peritore
Molly holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from The Evergreen State College and a Masters in Early Childhood Education Leadership from American Jewish University. She has been in the field of early childhood education for 19 years primarily in the bay area Jewish early childhood community. Before coming to Temple Sinai, she was a teacher at the JCC early childhood center in San Francisco. For the last six years she has been the ECE Associate Director here at Temple Sinai. She is a fellow of the SF Bay Area Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute. She is passionate about coaching and mentoring teachers and has shared her knowledge and expertise with colleagues from around the bay area. She formally mentored teachers new to the field through the Jewish Federation and Endowment Fund ECE internship program. She finds inspiration in using Jewish values to guide her work with children, staff and families. Outside of school, Molly enjoys watching sports, cooking, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and twin daughters.

 
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