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

Annual Gathering of the Congregation 2020

Virtual Annual Gathering of the Congregation

Join us for our virtual Annual Gathering of the Congregation on Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m.

While we cannot gather in-person this year, we hope you will join us virtually to reflect on the past year, recognize our accomplishments as a community, elect and welcome new leadership, and celebrate our cantorial transition. We look forward to your online participation! We will also have an opportunity to honor our 2020 N’divei Lev Awards Recipients as well as say goodbye to Cantor Roy B. Einhorn and welcome Cantor Alicia Stillman to our congregation.

Recommended Slate of Candidates

Board of Trustees members for the term ending in June 2023
  • Michele Fishel (renewal, second term)
  • Elliott Gordon (first term)
  • Ted Greenwood (first term)
  • Ilisa Hurowitz (first term)
Leadership Council members for the term ending in June 2023
  • Allison Hertz (first term)
  • Rachel Kogan (first term)
  • Shari Noe (first term)
  • Dan Rabinowitz (renewal, second term)
We thank our Board of Trustees and Leadership Council members who are stepping down this year:

Richard Kalish (Board of Trustees), Benjamin Stern (Board of Trustees), Valerie Zimber (Board of Trustees), and Jill Hahn (Leadership Council, will remain as a committee chair representative).


Respectfully submitted by the Nominating Committee:
Jessica Greenfield (chair), Gary Pforzheimer, Tony Tauber, Jennifer Goldsmith, Ben Holtz, Susan Michaels, Lisa Gross, Marlene Yesley, and Dan Deutsch.

N'divei Lev Awards Recipients

  • Deb Putnoi
  • Immigrant Justice Team
    • Jackie Gelb and Sarah Kianovsky (Co-Chairs)
  • Cantorial Search Committee
    • Bea Wilderman
    • David Trietsch
    • Carol Targum
    • Steven Lipsitt
    • Ali Freedman

Elliott Gordon – Board of Trustees

Elliott and his wife Heidi officially joined Temple Israel in 2016. An active member of the Riverway Project, Elliott quickly became an emerging leader at TI and is passionate about engaging the community and helping others. He is an executive leader at Accenture, leading global programs focused on organizational transformation and helping business define their digital and operating strategies to deliver the right experience and content to their customers and employees. Elliott is a licensed private pilot and lives in Boston with his family.

Ted Greenwood – Board of Trustees

Ted and Dru Greenwood rejoined Temple Israel in 2013 upon returning to the Boston area after an absence of almost 30 years and have become incredibly involved in the community since then. Ted has a PhD in Political Science from MIT and was an Assistant and Associate Professor there including a two-year leave when he served as a Senior Policy Analyst in President Carter’s Science Advisor’s Office. He served as Director of International Security Policy Program at Columbia University for nine years and then as a Program Officer and Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for nineteen. Professionally, Ted brings strong political, analytical, and leadership skills to the Board. He was a 2019 recipient of the Nadiv Lev award and has been involved in numerous committees including Finance, TILLI, Adult Education (which he co-chaired), and GBIO.

Ilisa Hurowitz – Board of Trustees

Ilisa Hurowitz and her husband, Nicholas Alexander, have been Temple Israel members since 2008. Their daughter, Rachel, completed TI’s Religious School and Teen Education program; Rachel also served as a RYFTI Board member and co-president.

A lawyer turned development professional, Ilisa has extensive experience throughout the non-profit sector. Ilisa held positions at Wellesley College, Harvard University, and Combined Jewish Philanthropies. As a consultant in philanthropy – with a national firm and now independently – Ilisa collaborates with client organizations in higher education, arts and culture, environment, and academic medicine.

A past president of Women in Development of Greater Boston, the Planned Giving Group of New England, and the Cornell Club of Boston, Ilisa is a current member of the Boston Dance Theater board, the Celebrity Series Board of Overseers, and the TI Singers.

Allison Hertz – Leadership Council

Allison Hertz joined Temple Israel in 2016, after having been an active Riverway Project member. A product of Allentown, PA, Allison earned a B.A. in History from Yale University and a Master’s in Education from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She has spent the last ten years working for City Year and is passionate about educational equity and social justice. Allison was a founding member of Team Fox Boston, which supports the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s mission to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease, and has served as a friend/mentor through Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2012.

Rachel Kogan – Leadership Council

Rachel Kogan and her husband, Josh Habib, became Temple Israel members almost twenty years ago. Both of their daughters went through the Religious School and attend the Tent at TI as well. She and her family are active members of Temple Israel and can be seen frequently attending events. Last year, Rachel served on the META committee, which helped analyze and utilize the data from the 2019 URJ survey.

Rachel is a researcher at Mathematica specializing in survey and qualitative public health data collection and analysis. She holds an MPH from the University of Michigan and a BA from Brandeis University.

Shari Noe – Leadership Council

Shari and Chris Noe joined Temple Israel in 2001 and have been incredibly active since. Their children both attended Religious School at Temple Israel and were both became Bar Mitzvah as well. Shari is a psychologist and works in Newton Center.