Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Lay Leadership

Board of Trustees

As the governing body of the synagogue, the Board of Trustees oversees the conduct of the affairs and activities of our congregation through the appointment of Standing Committees. The Board of Trustees generally meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

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Nominate an Emerging Leader

We are interested in identifying “emerging leaders” in our community – people who are either actively involved at Temple Israel or people who we hope will become more involved.  Please submit your recommendations for up to five people and describe how each could develop into future Board of Trustees and Leadership Council members.

Gary Pforzheimer

President

Michele Fishel

Trustee

Jill Medvedow

Jill Medvedow

Trustee

Marc Maxwell

Vice President

Alison Freedman

Trustee

Gregg Ribatt

Gregg Ribatt

Trustee

Alane Shanks

Treasurer

Frank Friedman

Trustee

Daniel Saul

Trustee

Laurence Bailen

Laurence Bailen

Trustee

Naomi Gordon

Trustee

Ben Stern

Ben Stern

Trustee

Sara Barcan

Sara Barcan

Trustee

Richard Kalish

Richard Kalish

Trustee

Tony Tauber

Tony Tauber

Trustee

Susan Ebert

Susan Ebert

Trustee

Shawn Kravetz

Trustee

Valerie Zimber

Valerie Zimber

Trustee

Leadership Council

The Leadership Council, which is comprised of former presidents of the congregation, honorary trustees, and elected council members, is the backbone of our congregation. As our trusted advisers, the members of the Leadership Council make a tremendous impact on our community.

Committee Chairs

Elected Council

  • Mike Davis
  • Lonn Drucker
  • Jennifer Goldsmith
  • Elliott Gordon
  • Lisa Gross
  • Jill Hahn
  • Ben Holtz
  • Lauren Lapat
  • Andrea Lesser-Gonzalez
  • Liz Lyster
  • Ben Poor
  • Dan Rabinovitz
  • Sandy Starr
  • Giang Wyner

Past Presidents

  • Brad Gerratt
  • Elizabeth Levin
  • Kathryn Madden
  • Carol Michael
  • Chris Noe
  • Fran Putnoi
  • Dean Richlin
  • Leah Rosovsky
  • James Segel
  • Kathy Weinman
  • Barry Weisman
  • Genevieve Wyner
  • Justin Wyner

Honorary Trustees

  • Janet Aserkoff
  • Anita Bender
  • Paula Brody
  • Laurel Friedman
  • Fran Godine
  • Richard Goldman
  • Marvin Grossman
  • Carol Kur
  • Chuck Levin
  • John Loewenstein
  • Gabriel Padawer
  • Don Perrin
  • Sandy Perrin
  • Donald Putnoi
  • Nancy Raphael
  • David Rosenthal
  • Nancy Sandman
  • Arthur Segel
  • Miriam Smulow