Board of Trustees

The success of our Temple is entirely do to our dedicated members and staff. The driving force of the Temple is the Board of Trustees.

Our Board of Trustees is a dedicated and diverse group of individuals who represent well the diversity of Ohabai Sholom. It is made up of the officers of the Congregation, 24 elected Trustees, the past presidents, the presidents of the Temple’s auxiliaries, and any member who is a member of the URJ North American Board or the URJ’s Southeast Region.

Many Board Members serve as chairs of the many committees, clubs, and special events that constantly enhance the lives of members of our Temple family.

The Statement of the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees adopted a “Covenant of Board Service” that commits its members to our Temple’s mission of nurturing and cultivating a caring, inclusive, educated, and vibrant Reform Jewish congregation. When elected to the Board of Trustees, a Temple member becomes responsible for carrying out the sacred work of managing the life of the Temple community with the highest degree of trust, integrity, and respect.

The Board of Trustees


Jimmy Marks*
Judy Lefkovitz*Vice-President/
Alyssa Trachtman*

Past Presidents
Ted Pailet
Fred Goldner, M.D.
Harris A. Gilbert
Lisa Small
Alan Mazer
Phil Russ
Irwin Venick
Douglas Small
Gus Kuhn III
Patty Marks
Randy Goldstein
Patty Marks
Ray Berk
Ralph Levy
Martin Sir
Joyce Friedman*

Julie Eskind
Braden Fleischer
Shari Green
Stephen Moltz
Mollie Perry
Susan Zager
Lisa Forberg
David Fox
Stan Kweller
Leslie Newman
Bobby Rosenblum*
Dennis Scott
Jeremy Brook*
Robin Cohen
Brad Fishel
Jay Lefkovitz
Jake Nemer
Neal Spielberg
Renee Kasman
Victoria Marger
Mike Rosen
Daniel Schuster
Amy Smith
Jessica Viner*

Presidential Appointees
Ron Addelstone*
Cathy Werthan*
LouAnne Wolfson

Mark Schiftan*
Shana Goldstein Mackler
Tracy Fishbein
Michael Shulman
Don Anderson
Corye Nelson
Mitzie Russell
Doris Shacklett
Mark Shepard
Erin Zagnoev

*Executive Committee