Clergy & Staff

Matthew A. Reimer

Matthew A. Reimer

Rabbi

Rabbi Matthew Reimer grew up in West Orange, New Jersey, along with his brother and sister. His father is an attorney, and his mother was an educator in Newark, NJ. He has been strongly immersed in Jewish education and activities throughout his life. Ordained in 2007 by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Reimer was most recently the Rabbi for The Shul of New York, a synagogue in New York City, which focused on spirituality and music.

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Joel Colman

Joel Colman

Cantor

Cantor Joel Colman has served as the cantor at Temple Sinai since 1999. Previously, he served as the cantor at Temple B’rith Kodesh in Rochester, New York, and as the cantor/educator at Greenwich Reform Synagogue in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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 Edward Paul Cohn, D.MIN., D.D.

Edward Paul Cohn, D.MIN., D.D.

Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Cohn received his B.A. with honors from the University of Cincinnati in 1970, his Master of Hebrew Letters degree from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 1974, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Saint Paul School of Theology in 1984.

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Liz Yager

Liz Yager

Executive Director

A native of Quebec City, Liz spent most of her childhood years in Montreal, Canada.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario in 1985 and then moved to New Orleans in 1987 from Toronto.

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Avital Otsfield

Avital Otsfield

Director of Education

Avital Ostfield is a tenured and enthusiastic Jewish educator we’re proud to welcome to Temple Sinai in the fall of 2018. She most recently served as the Director of Religious Education at Congregation B’nai Amoona in St. Louis. She graduated from University of Michigan School of Social Work with a joint masters degree in Social Work and Jewish Communal Leadership in 2014.

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