Meet Our Staff
Har Sinai’s staff has over 116 combined years of dedicated service to our Temple community, advanced degrees, community accolades, and a love of all things Judaica.
This committed team is the backbone of our Temple life and there is no job too big or too small for them to undertake. From oneg Shabbat offerings to annual High holy Holidays to change in Lifecycle celebrations, they make every event warm and inviting for our community. Working together they ensure everything from our grounds, our greetings and our gatherings are the best they can be.
Our Director of Music
Susan Sacks has acted as Har Sinai’s Religious School Director of Music for over 20 years. It is a pleasure for her to work with Har Sinai’s wonderful teaching staff and students. Susan keeps current with The Reform Movement’s music by her yearly attendance at Hava Nashira, a five-day Jewish song-leading workshop in Wisconsin. She has also attended several CAJE conferences.
During the High Holy Days, Susan co-leads the Junior Congregation services. Throughout the year, she helps lead class Shabbat services and other services from time to time. Susan has taught music and toddler classes at various synagogues and preschools.
Before moving to our area, Susan taught both middle school and high school Spanish as well as English as a Second Language. Susan has a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and her master’s degree from CW Post Center (Long Island University). She lives with her husband, Fred, and has two sons, Evan and Jeff.
Our Temple Administrator
Robyn Shortall has worked as our Office Administrator since 2011. In July, 2018, Robyn became our Temple Administrator following the retirement of Laura Reiser who held that position for 32 years. Robyn has the unique opportunity to interact with everyone from our Religious School students and parents, to the most esteemed elder members of our Congregation. She loves the rich history here at Har Sinai, both of our Temple and our amazing members.
Robyn has a background in management, overseeing both chain stores and local businesses. She spent a few years as an assistant chef at Cafe Con Leche in PA. The experience rounded out her cooking skills and inspires her fresh cooking at home.
She and her husband enjoy biking in Bucks County, rehabbing a home in Florida and spending time with family, friends and their English Bulldog, Louie.
Our Building & Grounds Supervisor
Mike Rein has been with Har Sinai for over 30 years and is responsible for everything related to maintaining our beautiful facilities and grounds. Even though he works in the background, he is indispensable for the smooth running of the Temple.