Today is April 8, 2020 -
Temple Sinai welcomed Rosanne Mendelowitz as Executive Director in July 2016. Rosanne has been actively involved in the field of Jewish agency management and administration for over a decade.
Prior to arriving in South Florida to join the Temple Sinai community, Rosanne served as the Synagogue Administrator for the Pine Brook Jewish Center in Montville, New Jersey. In that role, she managed all day-to-day operations of the synagogue, including fiscal operations and administrative aspects of religious services. She also worked as the synagogue’s nursery school director creating innovative programs to increase preschool enrollment. Prior to her years with the Pine Brook Jewish Center, Rosanne helped guide the Clifton YM-YWHA/Tri-County JCC for over 10 years, having served as both a volunteer and then joining the professional staff as a member of the senior management team.
Rosanne has a very clear vision for the future of Temple Sinai, as set forth below:
*Temple Sinai will continue to be vital and relevant to every member in whatever way they feel is most important to them and all members will be treated with respect.
*Temple Sinai will operate as a healthy organization and be a welcoming and friendly center of the community.
*While the ebbs and flows of membership are a reality of life, the purpose of why we exist will never change. We will always continue to provide a relevant connection to our members.
*Temple Sinai will be a place where new Jewish families moving into town are welcomed and invited into our halls.
With a strong belief in respecting the spiritual compass that a synagogue provides, Rosanne believes in working every day to “better ourselves as the center of the community” and takes much pride in leading that community as part of a team.
Rosanne, a graduate of The Ohio State University, has settled into her new home in Davie and is thrilled to be exploring her new surroundings as a Floridian. Her daughter Rachel is in the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Nova Southeastern University and her son Dylan is beginning his freshman year at the University of Central Florida.