Lay Leadership

LEADERSHIP OF VALLEY BETH SHALOM

Executive Committee of the Board of Directors  (Effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019)

The Executive Committee is responsible for day-to-day oversight of the administrative and financial functions of the synagogue, subject to the powers of the Board of Directors granted under the Congregation's By-Laws and under California Law.

President: David Spiegel Chairman of the Board: Norm Levine
Administrative Vice President: Bill Green Secretary: Corine Hartman
Adult Jewish Life Vice President: Heather Binder Development Vice President: Jeff Goss
Education Vice President: Sergio Bicas Finance Vice President: Saul Gershkowitz
Membership Vice President: Ilene Berman Religious Vice President: Moshe Meppen
Day School President: Shelley Margulies Immediate Past President: Scott Howard
   
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Board of Directors  (Effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019)

The management and administration of the affairs of the Congregation is vested in the Board of Directors.  The Board is charged with engaging in policy, long-term planning, and the general oversight of the mission and financial stability of the Synagogue.  

Zane Averbach Olivia Herstein Tammy Temkin
Nancy Beiser Andy Hyman Dr. Alan Ullman
Sylvia Bernstein-Tregub Jessica Jablon Richard Volpert
Richard Bender Eric Kingsley Stephanie Walsh
Kathy Wininger Benhaim Victor Kohn Matthew Waterman
Ronald Blanc Jeff Levine Dr. Phyllis Weinstein-Siebold
Buzzy Bookman Brian Link Irving Weintraub
Rick Bloom Darwin Miller Stan Zicklin
Nathaniel Braun Sydney Orel  
Ellen Brown Robin Permaul  
Andrew Corsun Dr. Ronald Reiter  
Judie Cotton Rachel Rosen  
Greg Derin Bobbi Rubinstein  
Jacob Donitz Lawrence Sass  
Judith Geller-Wollstein Jay Schulman  
Elaine Gill Amy Shamash  
Alice Greenfield Nancy Sher Cohen  
Avery Greenberg Rita Sinder  
Linda Gross Jason Stern  
Houshang Hakkakzadeh    

Board of Trustees  (Effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019)

The Trustees assist in long-term projects as requested by the President.  Trustees are required to serve actively on at least one VBS Committee, and participate in Synagogue programs and support major fundraising capital campaigns.  The Trustees are eligible to vote on adoption of the annual Budget of the Congregation at the Board of Directors meeting.  Members elected as Trustees must have served on both the Board of Directors for at least a total of six years, and on the Executive for at least a total of 2 years prior to their election. 

Dr. Lou Yuster, Chair Rabbi Edward Feinstein Barton Pachino
Jan Shulman, Vice Chair Dr. Steven Galaif Jerome Rabow
Dr. Robert Barnhard Alice Greenfield Charles Schnaid
Sandy (Sanford) Beim Rabbi Joshua Hoffman Harold Segal
Joel Belinfante Pat Kater Janice Shulman
Elaine Berke Harvey Kulber Jack Sinder
Dr. Richard Braun Mark Lainer Stuart Solomon
Jonathan Cookler Dr. Ronald Lever David Spiegel
Rabbi Noah Farkas Howard Levine Michael Waterman
    Arlene Zicklin