Board of Trustees


  • Ken Jaffe and his wife, Deborah, have been members of Temple Sinai since 2011. He is a retired attorney and has been a member of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Development Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Renovation and Expansion Committee. Deborah and Ken have two children, Eric and Matthew.

Board of Trustees

  • Dora Chen and her husband, Jon Nathan, have been members of Temple Sinai since 2015. Their two children, Max and Mira, attend Temple Sinai Religious School. Dora serves on the Temple’s Multiracial Sinai committee, which is committed to making the temple an affirmatively anti-racist congregation. She was the Labor on the Bimah speaker at the temple for Labor Day 2019. Dora is also an alumna of Bend the Arc’s Selah Leadership Program (Jewish Leaders of Color cohort). Outside of Temple Sinai, Dora has devoted her legal career of nearly twenty years to working for the labor movement. Since 2007, Dora has been an Associate General Counsel at the Service Employees International Union, a labor union of two million service and care workers in the healthcare, property services and public sectors. Currently, Dora serves as Counsel for SEIU’s Political Programs. Dora also serves on the board of Janney+, a non-profit organization that provides before and after care, language and enrichment programs at Janney Elementary School in Washington, DC.


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