The Board of Trustees of Congregation B’nai Israel represents a cross section of the membership, ensuring all voices are heard in synagogue governance. While it may seem that its primary duty is to oversee the financial operations of the synagogue, the more fundamental responsibility is general governance of all facets of the synagogue including worship, religious education and programming. As such, many Board members serve as committee chairs to obtain congregant input and provide suggestions to the Board. You can contact them directly by clicking on their names below. In addition to the Board, the Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers of the Board; their duty is to review matters of general interest and concern to the Board, and then make recommendations. The Executive Committee has no authority to make policy unilaterally, nor modify the approved budget. The Board may then elect to accept or reject any recommendation based upon its merits. Both the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee meet monthly.
|Larry Levine||1st Vice President|
|Jill Elbaum||Vice President|
|Perry Molinoff||Vice President|
|Susan Walden||Vice President|
|David Herbst||Assistant Treasurer|
|Mark Nigrosh||Financial Secretary|
There are over twenty other men and women serving on our board as trustees. Many of them serve as committee chairs. Click on any trustee’s name to send them an email.
|Rebecca Blondin||Early Childhood Education|
|Michael Blumenthal||Immediate Past President|
|Luise Burger||URJ Board|
|Jack Kadden||Bulletin Editor|
|Linda Koski||Religious Practices|
|Brian Ringelheim||House Committee|
|Adam Rosen||Youth Group Chair|
|Lauren Tropp||College Committee & Tikkun Olam|
It is easy to volunteer. Call the synagogue office at (203) 336-1858 or click on the name of the committee chair above and indicate your interest. The appropriate chairperson will be notified and you will be contacted.