Congregation B'nai Israel

2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 | (203) 336-1858 | |

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Board of Trustees

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.

Shari NerreauPresident
Larry Levine1st Vice President
Jill ElbaumVice President
Perry MolinoffVice President
Susan WaldenVice President
Jerry SaundersTreasurer
David HerbstAssistant Treasurer
Laurie GauglerSecretary
Mark NigroshFinancial 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.

Keri Adwin 
Rebecca BlondinEarly Childhood Education
Michael BlumenthalImmediate Past President
Eric Broder 
Rod Brown 
Luise BurgerURJ Board
Naomi Erwich 
Sarah Fridman 
Mark Hotchkiss 
Jack KaddenBulletin Editor
Daniel Kasov 
Jeremy Kortmansky 
Linda KoskiReligious Practices
Lisa Mallon 
Heather Oberhand 
Scott Pearlman 
Brian RingelheimHouse Committee
Adam RosenYouth Group Chair
Jeffrey Schwartz 
Nina Silberman 
Lauren TroppCollege Committee & Tikkun Olam
Debbie Viens 
Mitchell Weinstein 

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.