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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, two vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, and two additional members appointed by the president. In addition to the executive committee, there are a number of standing committees 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: Kent Alexander
  • Executive Vice President: Louis Lettes
  • Vice President: Jeff Belkin
  • Vice President: Susan Gordon
  • Secretary: Janet Dortch
  • Treasurer: Eric Vayle
Trustees
  • Amanda Abrams
  • Amy Adelman
  • Meredith Bass
  • Daniel Brennan
  • Michael Chanin
  • Aaron Danzig
  • Steve Kushner
  • Karen Luscher
  • Jo Ann Rau
  • Jenny Reiner
  • Sarah Scalia
  • Francie Schwarz
  • Alicia Simpson
  • Larry Sommerfeld
  • Mark Wassersug
  • Brian Weiss
  • Mark Winarsky
  • Cindy Zeldin
Standing Committees
  • Meredith Bass, Breman Education Center
  • Joyce Bihary, Weinberg Early Learning Center 
  • Rob Goudiss, Building & Grounds Committee
  • Stacy Hyken, Membership
  • Michelle Merrick-Davis, Breman Education Center 
  • Marcy Solmson, Weinberg Early Learning Center Committee Chair
  • Bruce Steinfeld, Men's Club 
Lynne and Howard Halpern Endowment Fund Board 
  • Billy Bauman, Chair
  • Rich Brody
  • Sherry Perchik
  • Patty Reid
  • 3 most immediate past presidents:
    • Janet Lavine
    • Lauren Grien
    • Jon Amsler
  • Ex Officio: 
    • Kent Alexander, President
    • Louis Lettes, Executive Vice President
    • Eric Vayle, Treasurer
    • Peter Berg, Senior Rabbi
    • Mark R. Jacobson, Executive Director
Past Presidents of the Board of Trustees
 
Past presidents are also invited to attend all meetings of The Temple’s Board of Trustees (in order, from most recent).

*Past presidents noted with an asterisk have, sadly, departed. We honor their memories.

  • Lauren Grien (2016-2018)
  • Jonathan Amsler (2014-2016)
  • William Bauman (2012-2014)
  • Belinda Morris (2010-2012)
  • Jim Grien (2008-2010)
  • Jeff Levy (2006-2008)
  • Peter Mallen (2004-2006) *
  • Jay Schwartz (2002-2004)
  • Valerie M. Needle (2000-2002)
  • Douglas J. Hertz (1998-2000)
  • Joshua L. Brener (1996-1998)
  • S. Stephen Selig, III (1995-1996)
  • Jack K. Holland (1993-1995)
  • Irwin Lowenstein (1991-1993)
  • Larry Hecht (1989-1991) *
  • Jackie E. Montag (1987-1989)
  • Edward L. Greenblatt (1985-1987) *
  • Marvin Z. Botnick (1983-1985) *
  • William A. Frankel (1981-1983) *
  • Larry S. Pike (1979-1981)
  • Harry Popkin (1977-1979) *
  • Jay L. Levine (1975-1977) *
  • Robert J. Lipshutz (1972-1975) *
  • J. Kurt Holland (1969-1972) *
  • Herbert A. Ringel (1966-1969) *
  • Elliott Goldstein (1963-1966) *
  • Joseph F. Haas (1960-1963) *
  • Amb. William B. Schwartz, Jr. (1957-1960) *
  • Samuel A. Miller (1955-1957) *
  • M. William Breman (1953-1955) *
  • Alex Dittler (1950-1953) *
  • Herman Heyman (1947-1950) *
  • Milton S. Rice (1944-1947) *
  • Dewald A. Cohen (1941-1944) *
  • William T. Rich (1938-1941) *
  • Max F. Goldstein (1934-1938) *
  • Harold Hirsch (1930-1934) *
  • Nathan H. Saltzman (1927-1930) *
  • Ralph Rosenbaum (1924-1927) *
  • Marcus Loeb (1921-1924) *
  • Eugene Oberdorfer, Sr. (1918-1921) *
  • Isaac Schoen (1915-1918) *
  • Albert Steiner (1913-1915) *
  • Joseph Hirsch (1899-1913) *
  • Isaac Liebman (1897-1899) *
  • Jacob Haas (1895-1897) *
  • Levi Cohen (1890-1895) *
  • Jacob Haas (1886-1890) *
  • Meyer Wellhouse (1883-1886) *
  • Samuel Weil (1880-1883) *
  • Levi Cohen (1877-1880) *
  • William Teitlebaum (1875-1877) *
  • David Mayer (1871-1875) *
  • Isaac Steinheimer (1870-1871) *
  • Abraham Landsberg (1869-1870) *
  • L.L. Levy (1867-1869) *
Tue, May 17 2022 16 Iyar 5782