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Our Board of Trustees

The success of our Temple is entirely do to our dedicated members and staff. The driving force of the Temple is the Board of Trustees.

Our Board of Trustees is a dedicated and diverse group of individuals who represent well the diversity of Ohabai Sholom. It is made up of the officers of the Congregation, 24 elected Trustees, the past presidents, the presidents of the Temple’s auxiliaries, and any member who is a member of the URJ North American Board or the URJ’s Southeast Region.

Many Board Members serve as chairs of the many committees, clubs, and special events that constantly enhance the lives of members of our Temple family.

The Statement
Of the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees adopted a “Covenant of Board Service” that commits its members to our Temple’s mission of nurturing and cultivating a caring, inclusive, educated, and vibrant Reform Jewish congregation. When elected to the Board of Trustees, a Temple member becomes responsible for carrying out the sacred work of managing the life of the Temple community with the highest degree of trust, integrity, and respect.

Members of the Board of Trustees

Martin Sir*
President sirmartinlaw@aol.com
Joyce Friedman*
Vice President/Treasurer joyceefriedman@gmail.com
Jimmy Marks*
Secretary dook76@aol.com
Past Presidents

Leon May
Paul Cohn, Jr.
Marvin Bubis
Ted Pailet
Dr. Fred Goldner, Jr.
Harris A. Gilbert
Bernard Werthan, Jr.
Ernest Freudenthal
Lisa Small
Alan Mazer
Phil Russ
Irwin Venick
Lewis Lavine
Douglas Small
Gus Kuhn, III
Patty Marks
Randy Goldstein
Ray Berk
Ralph Levy*

Trustees (Term Ending 2017)

Mindy Hirt
Jamie Brook
Michael Heilbronn
Chris McPherson
Jessica Viner
Cathy Werthan

Trustees (Term Ending 2018)

Erica Jacobs
Stanley Kweller
Bob Nemer
Betty Lee Rosen
Andrew Straus
Ashley Richter Tomichek

Trustees (Term Ending 2019)

Michael Berman
Betsy Hoffman
Judy Lefkovitz
Benjamin Raybin
Dana Strupp
Julie Yalowitz

Trustees (Term Ending 2020)

Jared Book
Cindee Gold
Benjamin Goldberg
Steven Greil
Marissa Russ
Alyssa Trachtman

Presidential Appointees

Frank Boehm
Mike Cooper
Mollie Perry

Auxillary Representatives

Robb McCluskey

Ex Officio Board Members

Mark Schiftan*
Shana Goldstein Mackler
Tracy Fishbein
Michael Shulman
Tammye Crump
Corye Nelson
Mitzie Russell
Mark Shepard
Erin Zagnoev

* Indicates member of the Executive Committee

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