Ilene Berman is a businesswoman and a professional volunteer who originates from Brooklyn, New York. She is the wife of Dennis, mother of sons, Loren and Micah, and the daughter of Myra and Wally (z’l) Shapiro. While growing up in the San Fernando Valley, she belonged to Congregation Beth Kodesh (CBK) where she was active in USY, holding positions as both Jr. and Sr. Presidents. She was her senior class and school’s Vice President at Canoga Park High School and is a graduate of Los Angeles Hebrew High School. At UCLA, Ilene graduated in Sociology/Ethnic Studies then worked as USY Director and Camp Counselor for CBK. Her involvement with Valley Beth Shalom Day School includes Chair of the Parent Organization’s annual fund-raiser, Grandparent’s Day and Lag B’Omar Family picnics. She organized School Board Retreats, served on the Finance and long-range plan committees, has been Recruitment Chair, and was heavily involved in development and marketing of the school. She served as Parent Organization Co-President and concluded her day school service as President of the Board Trustees. She has previously sat on the Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue Board, as well as the Education, House and Grounds, High Holiday Honors and Madrichim committees. Ilene has been Sisterhood’s Recording Secretary, Membership and Program Vice President and President. She is currently on the Sisterhood Leadership Council, Day School Board of Trustees and VBS education committee. Ilene has sat on the Solomon Schechter Day School National Board as a Director. She has sat on the Encino Community Council as Educational Representative and has served the Jewish National Fund as Young Families Chair and Community Champaign Chair. Ilene is the recipient of the Jewish Federation Valley Alliance Women’s Leadership Award and currently serves on the Women’s Philanthropy Board. Ilene looks forward to once again serving the VBS community and hopes to help with financial governance, leadership development, membership retention and continued growth and strength for our congregation.