URJ North American Board of Trustees

Roster of the URJ's North American Board of Trustees

Chair
Ms. Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman, Congregation B’nai Israel, Sacramento, CA

Vice-Chairs
Ms. Robin Kosberg, Temple Emanu-El, Dallas, TX
Mr. Harry H. Levy IV, Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, TX
Ms. Shelley Niceley Groff, Temple Beth Sholom, Miami Beach, FL
Ms. Wendy Rhodes, Makom Solel Lakeside, Highland Park, IL

President
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Westchester Reform Temple, Scarsdale, NY

Co-Treasurers
Mr. Cary Davidson, Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood, CA
Mr. Alec Harris, Chicago Sinai Congregation, Chicago, IL

Immediate Past Chair
Ms. Daryl Messinger, Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, CA

Past Chairs
Mr. Allan Goldman, Leo Baeck Temple, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Robert Heller, Central Synagogue, New York, NY
Mr. Stephen Sacks, Temple Sinai, Washington, DC
Mr. Russell Silverman, Temple Judea, Coral Gables, FL
Mr. Jerome Somers, Temple Emanu-El, Marblehead, MA
Mr. Peter J. Weidhorn, Temple Shaari Emeth, Manalapan, NJ

Secretary
Mr. Seth Cohen, URJ Vice President for Organizational Effectiveness

General Counsel
Ms. Melissa S. Johnson, URJ General Counsel/Vice President, People and Culture

President Emeritus
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ

Honorary Vice-Chairs
Mr. Austin Beutel, Temple Sinai, Toronto, ON
Mr. Barry Epstein, Temple Shalom, Dallas, TX
Mrs. Iris Vanek, Agudas Israel Congregation, Hendersonville, NC
Mrs. Dolores Wilkenfeld, Congregation Emanu El, Houston, TX

Honorary General Counsel
Mr. Norman Leopold, Temple Sinai of North Dade, Miami, FL

Honorary Trustees
Mr. Ron Cohen, Community Synagogue, Rye, NY
Ms. Jan Epstein, Temple Sinai—Atlanta, Sandy Springs, GA
Mr. Morton Finkelstein, Temple Emanuel, Grand Rapids, MI
Rabbi Daniel H. Freelander, Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Ms. Ilene Greene, Temple Shalom, Dallas, TX
Ms. Evely Laser Shlensky, Congregation B'nai B'rith, Santa Barbara, CA
Mr. Philip Meltzer, Temple Am Echad—The South Shore Reform Cong, Lynbrook, NY
Mr. David Sampliner, Community Synagogue, Rye, NY
Mr. Leonard Teitelbaum, Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls, NJ
Rabbi Lennard Thal, Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, New York, NY
Ms. Gerry Voit, Temple Adat Shalom, Poway, CA

Members of the URJ Board of Trustees
Ms. Meryl Alalof, Congregation Children of Israel, Augusta, GA
Ms. Rita Appel, Temple Israel, Westport, CT
Ms. Noa Apple, Temple Solel, Paradise Valley, AZ
Mr. David Astrove, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC
Rabbi Nicole Auerbach, Central Synagogue, New York, NY
Ms. Diane Baer, Temple Beth Am, Seattle, WA
Ms. Marisa Baggett, Temple Israel, Memphis, TN
Mr. Jeffrey Bank, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York, NY
Mr. Jonathan Baron, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester, NH
Ms. Marjorie Baron, Temple Beth Sholom, Miami Beach, FL and Temple Judea, Coral Gables, FL
Mr. David Baskin, Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, ON
Mr. Len Bates, Temple Har Zion, Thornhill, ON
Ms. Sharon K. Benoff, Shir Ami, Newtown, PA
Ms. Samantha Berinsky, Temple Sinai, Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA
Mr. Stephen Berman, Temple Sinai—Atlanta, Sandy Springs, GA
Ms. Ellen Bittner, Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains, NY
Ms. fredi Bleeker Franks, Congregation Emanu El, Houston, TX
Rabbi Barry Block, Congregation B'nai Israel, Little Rock, AR
Mr. Sean Blum, Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction, NJ
Ms. Joan Brotman, Beth-El Congregation, Fort Worth, TX
Ms. Jadwiga (Jadzia) Brown, North Country Reform Temple, Glen Cove, NY
Mrs. Janice Brumer, Temple B'nai Torah, Bellevue, WA
Ms. Janet Buckstein, Makom Solel Lakeside, Highland Park, IL
Ms. Andrea Cannon, Congregation B’nai Israel, Boca Raton, FL
Dr. Sara Charney, Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, ON
Mrs. Clare Clarke, The Temple Congregation Ohabai Sholom, Nashville, TN
Ms. Skylar Cohen, Congregation Beth Emek, Pleasanton, CA
Ms. Ronnie Cohn, Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains, NY
Mr. Cary Davidson, Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood, CA
Mr. Michael Davis, Beth Shalom V’Emeth Reform Temple, Brooklyn, NY
Ms. Phyllis Denaburg, Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, ON
Mr. Coby (Steve) Derringer, Chicago Sinai Congregation, Chicago, IL
Mr. Martin Dodd, Congregation Beth El, Berkeley, CA
Ms. Marlene Dodinval, Emanuel Congregation, Chicago, IL
Mr. David Donchin, Temple B’nai Israel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
Mr. Derek Dorn, East End Temple, New York, NY
Ms. Patti Freeman Dorson, Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, Indianapolis, IN
Mrs. Gina Drangel, The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, Forest Hills, NY
Ms. Isabel Dunst, Temple Sinai, Washington, DC
Mr. David Edelson, Central Synagogue, New York, NY
Mrs. Robin Eisenberg, RJE, Temple Beth El, Boca Raton, FL
Mrs. Laurie Elmets, Temple Emanu-El, Birmingham, AL
Dr. Andrew Engel, Temple Sinai, Washington, DC
Mr. Ross Erlebacher, Makom Solel Lakeside, Highland Park, IL
Mr. Steve Fadem, Temple Sholom of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mr. Howard Fagin, Temple Sinai, Atlanta, GA
Ms. Loree Farrar, Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, CA
Mrs. Anne Feinberg, Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, MD
Mr. Jack Feldman, Temple Sinai, Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA
Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York, NY
Ms. Deborah Fernandez-Turner, Temple Kol Ami, Scottsdale, AZ
Ms. Shae Fitzgerald, Congregation Gates of Heaven, Schenectady, NY
Mr. Jamie Fleckner, Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA
Ms. Ellen Fox-Snider, Congregation Kol Tikvah, Parkland, FL
Ms. Sally Frank, Temple B'nai Jeshurun, Des Moines, IA
Dr. Michael Freidman, Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia, PA
Mr. Barry Friedfertig, Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, New York, NY
Ms. Vivian Gealer, Temple Emanuel of Tempe, Tempe, AZ
Mr. Jay Gellman, Temple Beth Orr, Coral Springs, FL
Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz, Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, NJ
Mr. Dan Gilbert, Temple Israel, Omaha, NE
Ms. Tricia Ginis, Temple Solel, Paradise Valley, AZ
Ms. Joseph Glass, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA
Ms. Roberta Franco Glick, Temple Chaverim, Plainview, NY
Ms. Elizabeth Goertzel, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle, WA
Mr. Richard Goldberg, Congregation B’nai Joshua Beth Elohim, Deerfield, IL
Ms. Suzanne Goldenkranz, Congregation B’nai Israel, Sacramento, CA
Mrs. Jill Goodman, Congregation Beth Emeth, Albany, NY
Ms. Judi Goozh, Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, MD
Ms. Julie Gordon, North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL
Mr. Robert Gordon, Temple Israel, West Bloomfield, MI
Ms. Cara Greenstein, Temple Israel, Memphis, TN
Mr. Dan Grossman, North Shore Synagogue, Syosset, NY
Mr. C.E. Harrison, Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Mr. Rob Himmelstein, Temple Am Echad–The South Shore Reform Congregation, Lynbrook, NY
Mr. Tom Hoffman, Temple Israel, Minneapolis, MN
Mr. Elliott Jacobson, Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, ON
Mrs. Emily Jennewein, Congregation Beth Israel, San Diego, CA
Mr. Daniel Jeydel, Temple Emanu-El, New York, NY
Mrs. Marisa Kaiser, RJE, Temple Sinai—Atlanta, Sandy Springs, GA
Ms. Susan Friedberg Kalson, Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA
Rabbi Lewis H. Kamrass, Isaac M. Wise Temple, Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Alan D. Kaplan, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester, NH
Mr. Aaron Kaufman, Temple Micah, Washington, DC
Mrs. Ginny Keller, Temple Chai, Phoenix, AZ
Mr. Michael Klau, Temple Sinai, Brookline, MA
Ms. Sara Klein, First Hebrew Congregation of Oakland (Temple Sinai), Oakland, CA
Mr. Charles Koplik, Temple Isaiah, Lexington, MA
Ms. Sasha Kopp, Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA
Ms. Lilli Kornblum, Temple Sholom of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mr. Marc Landis, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York, NY
Mr. Robert Langsfeld, North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, Tahoe Vista, CA
Mr. Michael Laufer, Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York, NY
Ms. Kerry Leaf, Am Shalom, Glencoe, IL, Director of North American Board Engagement and Philanthropy
Mr. Paul Leszner, Temple Emanu-El, Toronto, ON
Mr. Jay Levine, Temple Shaarei Shalom, Boynton Beach, FL
Mrs. Marjorie Levy, Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah, GA
Mr. Mark Levy, Congregation Emanu-El, Waukesha, WI
Ms. Amy Lipeles, Temple Israel, Long Beach, CA
Rabbi Janet Liss, North Country Reform Temple, Glen Cove, NY
Ms. Susan Longo, North Shore Congregation, Glencoe, IL
Ms. Davia Loren, Temple Beth Am, Seattle, WA
Ms. Anna Lushtak, Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael, CA
Mr. Michael Luskin, Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El, Scarsdale, NY
Ms. Luise Mann, Congregation B’nai Israel, Fairfield, CT
Ms. Jan Marion, Temple B'nai Israel, Oklahoma City, OK
Ms. Paula Markovitz, NATA Executive Director
Mr. Richard Markowitz, Central Synagogue, New York, NY
Ms. Blair Marks, Temple Kol Emeth, Marietta, GA
Mrs. Lenore Mass, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, Chicago, IL
Rabbi Jacqueline (Jackie) Mates-Muchin, Temple Sinai, Oakland, CA
Mr. Marc Maxwell, Temple Israel, Boston, MA
Mr. Paul Mengert, Temple Emanuel, Greensboro, NC
Ms. Nancy Michaels, Westchester Reform Temple, Scarsdale, NY
Mr. Bruce Miller, Chicago Sinai Congregation, Chicago, IL
Mr. Gregory Miller, Am Shalom, Glencoe, IL
Hon. Geraldine Mund, Temple Israel, Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Lois Nyren, Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York, NY
Mr. Mark Oster, Larchmont Temple, Larchmont, NY
Mr. Elliot Paull, Temple B'nai Torah, Bellevue, WA
Ms. Debra Perlin, Temple Sinai, Washington, DC
Rabbi Hara E. Person, Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, Brooklyn, NY
Mrs. Lynn Phillips, Temple Emanuel, Saint Louis, MO
Ms. Ellen Plum, Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El, Scarsdale, NY
Mr. Joseph Pollak, Temple Beth Emeth, Ann Arbor, MI
Mr. Frank Ponder, Stephen Wise Temple, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Steven Portnoy, Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, New York, NY
Mrs. Linda Posner, Unified Congregation, Baton Rouge, LA
Mrs. Jennifer Reps Povman, Temple Beth Abraham, Tarrytown, NY
Ms. Tani Prell, Congregation Etz Chaim, Lombard, IL
Mr. Michael Price, Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Chester, CT
Mr. Steve Pruzan, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle, WA
Ms. Ziva Raney, Judea Reform Congregation, Durham, NC
Ms. Liya Rechtman, Congregation Beth El, Berkeley, CA
Dr. Andrew Rehfeld, Temple Israel, Saint Louis, MO
Rabbi Stacy Rigler, RJE, Temple Sholom in Broomall, Broomall, PA
Ms. Jane Rips, Temple Israel, Omaha, NE
Ms. Lynn Ritvo, Temple Emanuel, Denver, CO and Temple Sinai, Atlanta, GA
Ms. Karen Rivo, Temple Beth Sholom, Miami Beach, FL
Mr. Scott Roseman, Temple Beth El, Aptos, CA
Ms. Avra Rosen, Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, ON
Dr. Robert Rosenberg, Congregation Albert, Albuquerque, NM
Ms. Janice Rosenblatt, Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, MD
Dr. Michael Ross, Beth-El Congregation, Fort Worth, TX
Ms. Rachel Roth, Temple Chai, Long Grove, IL
Mr. Hank Rouda, Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains, NY
Mr. Richard Rubenstein, Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, CT
Mrs. Lois Rubin, Congregation Kol Tikvah, Parkland, FL
Mr. Samuel Rubin, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC
Mr. Scott Sager, Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, Brooklyn, NY
Ms. Maggie Samen, Temple Isaiah, Lexington, MA
Ms. Lisa Samick, Temple Israel of the City of New York, New York, NY
Ms. Rachel Schachter, Temple Israel, Minneapolis, MN
Mr. Zachary Schaffer, Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn, NY
Mr. Elkan Scheidt, Temple Israel, Memphis, TN
Dr. Russ Schultz, Beth-El Congregation, Fort Worth, TX
Mr. Mark Schwartz, Temple Israel, Boston, MA
Ms. Heidi Segal, Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Andy Shafran, Congregation Beth Tikvah, Columbus, OH
Rabbi Barton Shallat, Temple Beth El of Huntington, Huntington, NY
Mr. Stephen Sherman, Temple Beth Sholom of Orange County, Santa Ana, CA
Ms. Karen Sim, Isaac M. Wise Temple, Cincinnati, OH
Mr. Mike Sims, Temple Emanu-El, Dallas, TX
Mr. Pekka Sinervo, Temple Emanu-El, Toronto, ON
Mr. Ralph Sinsheimer, Westchester Reform Temple, Scarsdale, NY
Ms. Tema Smith, Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, ON
Ms. Laurie Sobelman, Leo Baeck Temple, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Adam Sobol, Temple Sholom of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mr. Michael Solka, Temple Beth Shalom, Austin, TX
Mr. Jonah Spector, Congregation Beth Israel, Paradise Valley, AZ
Ms. Carole Sterling, Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, ON
Mr. David Strauss, Temple Emanu-El, Dallas, TX
Mrs. Gale Swartz, Temple Beth El, San Pedro, CA
Ms. Michelle Tandowsky, Peninsula Temple Sholom, Burlingame, CA
Ms. Jane Taves, Temple Beth El, Madison, WI
Ms. Julie Waltzer, Temple Beth Shalom, Austin, TX
Cantor Seth Warner, Congregation Shaare Emeth, Saint Louis, MO
Mr. Michael Waxman, Temple Emanuel of Tempe, Tempe, AZ
Ms. Gayle Weil, Shir Tikvah, Homewood, IL
Ms. Rachel Weinberg, Judea Reform Congregation, Durham, NC
Ms. Nordin Weinberger, Congregation Kol Tikvah, Parkland, FL
Ms. Maya Weinstein, Judea Reform Congregation, Durham, NC
Ms. Lee Weisser, Temple Emanu-El, North York, ON
Dr. Steve Weitz, Temple Beth-El, Whitehouse Station, NJ
Ms. Ann Wenger, Am Shalom, Glencoe, IL
Mr. Thomas Wiener, Main Line Reform Temple Beth Elohim, Wynnewood, PA
Mr. Steven Wolf, Temple Sholom of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Dr. Jeremy Wolfe, Temple Sinai, Brookline, MA
Ms. Terry Yoffie, Temple Israel, Boston, MA

For correction of any information listed, please email Kerry Leaf.