Lay Leadership


Executive Committee  (Effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)

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: Scott Howard Chairman of the Board: David Spiegel
Administrative Vice President: Dr. Lee Rosen Secretary: Moshe Meppen
Adult Jewish Life Vice President: Heather Binder Development Vice President: Karen Getelman
Education Vice President: Jeff Goss Finance Vice President: Jay Schulman
Membership Vice President: Ilene Berman Religious Vice President: Dr. David Braun
Day School President: Shelley Margulies Immediate Past President: Nancy Sher Cohen
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Board of Directors  (Effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)

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.  

Nancy Beiser Avery Greenberg Dr. Melvin Samuels
Richard Bender Linda Gross Richard Sandler
Kathy Wininger Benheim Houshang Hakkakzadeh Lawrence Sass
Sergio Bicas Corine Hartman Colette Segal
Heather Binder Olivia Herstein Amy Shamash
Ronald Blanc Andrew Hyman Rita Sinder
Rick Bloom Jessica Jablon Jason Stern
Buzzy Bookman Eric Kingsley Tammy Temkin
Nathaniel Braun Victor Kohn Sylvia Berstein-Tregub
Ellen Brown Jeffrey Levine Dr. Alan Ullman
Richard Burstein Norman Levine Richard Volpert
Judie Cotton Brian Link Stephanie Walsh
Greg Derin Darwin Miller Dr. Phyllis Weinstein-Siebold
Jacob Donitz Sydney Orel Irving Weintraub
Barbara Gales-Miller Deborah Pearlman Dr. Louis Yuster
Judith Geller-Wollstein Robin Permaul Stan Zicklin
Saul Gershkowitz Dr. Ronald Reiter  
David Gill Adele Reznikoff  
Elaine Gill Rachel Rosen  

Board of Trustees  (Effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)

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. 

Lou Yuster, Chair Rabbi Edward Feinstein Barton Pachino
Jan Shulman, Vice Chair Dr. Steven Galaif Jerome Rabow
Zane Averbach Dr. Lynn Gordon Charles Schnaid
Sandy (Sanford) Beim Alice Greenfield Colette Segal
Joel Belinfante Rabbi Joshua Hoffman Janice Shulman
Elaine Berke Pat Kater Jack Sinder
Richard Braun Harvey Kulber Stuart Solomon
Jonathan Cookler Mark Lainer Dr. Louis Yuster
Rabbi Noah Farkas Ronald Lever Arlene Zicklin