Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin is the Senior Rabbi of Temple Sinai in Oakland, CA. Rabbi Mates-Muchin focuses her efforts in serving her community through worship, pastoral care, social justice work, and encouraging the recognition of the vast diversity within the Jewish community. As the first Chinese American Rabbi, she has spoken broadly on the changing nature of the American Jewish community and how established Jewish institutions can become more inclusive. She is actively engaged in the general East Bay community, as well, through interfaith and organizational partnerships. Nationally, Rabbi Mates-Muchin serves as a Central Conference of America Rabbis representative to the Board of the Union for Reform Judaism. She was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. After three years as the Assistant Rabbi at Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo, New York, she came to Temple Sinai as the Associate Rabbi, and became Senior Rabbi in 2015. She is married to Jonathan Mates-Muchin and together they have four children.