Our Leadership

The Leadership at Temple Bnai Israel is made up of a group of passionate and committed members of our congregation. They all have a common goal of making our synagogue a diverse and welcoming place where people come to pray, and a true hub for community life.  If you’re interested in any of the committees listed below, please use the menu at the top of the page to learn more.

Board of Directors

President
Peter Malinow

Vice President
Gerry Berkowitz

Immediate Past President
Anne Willenborg

Kemah/Treasuer
Doreen Simonsen

Torah/Education & Programming
Scott DeShong

Mishkan/Building & Operations
Jim Baber

Kesher/Secretary & Communications
Sheila Amdur

Avodah/Religious Life

Judith Stein

Board Liaison for Tikkun Olam Comm.
Carol Polsky

Youth & Family Liaison
Gideon Hartman

Brit/Community & Membership
Hillary Stern

Members At Large:

Ellie Shane

David Goldhamer

Committee & Activity Contacts

Beautification:
Judy Stein, Chair

Caring:
Fran Jaffe  & Ellie Shane
Co-Chairs

Cemetery:
Ken Dardick, Chair

Endowment:
Sheila Amdur & Joe Petrowsky, Co-Chairs

Tikkun Olam & Social Action:
Merle Potchinsky, Chair

Hochberg Holocaust Education and Human Rights:
Carol Kraus, Chair

Ritual:
Judith Stein, Chair

Fundraising & Development

Sheila Amdur, Chair

Security:
Ishay Stein

Library:
Rochelle Marcus

Chevra Kadisha:
Fran Jaffe & Ken Dardick

Finance:
Doreen Simonsen

If you would like to get in touch with any of our Board Members or Committee & Activity contacts, please email us at office@templebnaiisrael.org