Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body for The Temple. Made up of members elected to three year terms, with additional appointees, the trustees are responsible for hiring clergy and the executive director as well a setting overall policy, budget, and other governance guidelines for the congregation.

An executive committee leads the board and consists of a president, executive vice president, secretary, treasurer, and two additional vice presidents. In addition to the executive committee, there are a number of standing committees that are responsible for selected areas of The Temple’s operations.

If you would like to meet with any of the Board of Trustees or would be interested in participating in The Temple’s governance, please contact the Executive Director, Mark R. Jacobson. He will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Officers of the Board

  • President: Lauren Grien
  • Executive Vice President: Janet Lavine
  • Vice President: Brooke Dickerson
  • Vice President: Hank Kimmel
  • Secretary: Stacy Hyken
  • Treasurer: Kent Alexander

Term Expiring 2016

  • Janet Dortch
  • Stacy Hyken
  • Lynne Kushner
  • Susan Banner
  • Stuart Nelson
  • Scott Rafshoon

Term Expiring 2017

  • Mark Adelman
  • Spring Asher
  • Brooke Dickerson
  • Robyn Ripps
  • Marc Skalla
  • David Tetrick

Term Expiring 2018

  • Jeff Belkin
  • Deborah Danzig
  • Ira Genser
  • Kim Hockstein
  • Jennifer Lowenstein
  • Emily Sanders


  • Martin Maslia
  • Larry Menter

Past Presidents of the Board of Trustees

Past presidents are also invited to attend all meetings of The Temple’s Board of Trustees.

Committee Chair Board Representatives

  • Henry Bauer, By-laws Committee Chair
  • Ellen Schwartz, Religious School Committee Chair
  • Todd Slutzky, Men's Club Co-Chair
  • Arlene Lester, Music & Worship, Committee Chair
  • Corrie Rovak, WELC Committee Chair



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