Ellen Agler is Temple Sinai’s Executive Director. She came to Temple Sinai in 2008 after running facilities and programs for Jewish and healthcare organizations serving the needs of seniors in the Washington area. As executive director, Ellen has responsibility for the temple’s administrative activities ranging from financial matters to staffing, coordinating logistics for the busy congregation, and taking care of the temple building. Ellen makes an impact beyond Temple Sinai by serving as a board member of the National Association of Temple Administrators (NATA) where she is credentialed as a Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA). She is also President of the Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA), a regional organization that brings together non-profits to save money and strengthen the community. Ellen attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate, and returned there to pursue a master’s degree from the School of Public Health. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland with her husband Jeff and son Adam.
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