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 Nerreau President
Larry Levine 1st Vice President
Jill Elbaum Vice President
Perry Molinoff Vice President
Susan Walden Vice President
Jerry Saunders Treasurer
David Herbst Assistant Treasurer
Laurie Gaugler Secretary
Jake Bogner 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.

Keri Adwin  
Bonnie Appel  
Rebecca Blondin Early Childhood Education
Eric Broder  
Edward Burger URJ Board
Luise Burger URJ Board
Kristen Carley  
Jonathan Dizney Religious School Community Building
Sarah Fridman  
Mark Hotchkiss  
Jack Kadden Bulletin Editor
Randye Kaye  
Linda Koski  
Jeremy Kranowitz  
Lisa Mallon  
Scott Pearlman  
Brian Ringelheim House Committee
Adam Rosen Youth Group Chair
Anat Shiloach  
Nina Silberman  
Lauren Tropp College Committee & Tikkun Olam
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.