Congregation Mount Sinai believes that a synagogue should welcome all as members of one family. We are a caring and sharing community that seeks to accommodate the diverse spiritual needs of the Jewish community and those who are interested in Jewish life. We are proud that our sacred space is a place where unity of spirit and diversity of thought support each other. Congregation Mount Sinai is an independent egalitarian synagogue that warmly welcomes people of all ages, backgrounds, affiliations, family structures, and sexual orientations. Interfaith families, those with little or extensive Jewish backgrounds, and Jews by choice are all welcome to join us.
Rabbi Potasnik served as spiritual leader at Congregation Mount Sinai for 42 years. He is currently Executive Vice-President and former President of the New York Board of Rabbis, the largest interdenominational body of its kind. He is also co-host of Religion on the Line, WABC 770 AM’s longest running talk radio program, which airs every Sunday from 7:30am-10:30am. Rabbi Potasnik has served as Chaplain of the New York City Fire Department, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the New York Press Club, maintaining a high profile in public affairs in the City. A native of Lynn, Massachuetts, Rabbi Potasnik received a BA from Yeshiva College and an MS from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University. He received rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University in 1972, and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. He is the proud father of Harrison Potasnik.