Our Leadership

Executive Board – The Temple is run by a volunteer Board of Directors, which in turn is led by its Executive Officers, elected from its membership. The lay leadership works in partnership with the Clergy and Professional Staff. Officers for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019 are:

President, Mark Braverman
Vice President, Josh Posnan
Immediate Past President, Mark Kogan
Vice President of Membership, Merle Geiger
Vice President of Religious Practices, Barry Tinkleman
Vice President of Ways and Means, Marc Sirota
Vice President of Education, Jamie Lincow
Vice Presidents of Social Action, Sandie Buller & Fred Goldstein
Vice President of House and Grounds, Lance Kraemer
Treasurer, Barbara Novack
Financial Secretary, Bruce Sham
Temple Counsel, Nathan Murawsky

        These volunteers are elected for two year terms to represent the congregation in decision making. They meet monthly to consider a wide range of issues, from ongoing budgetary, programmatic, and operational issues to visioning the future. Many of the Vice Presidents work closely with committees consisting of both lay and professional members.


The Board of Directors is comprised of 30 elected members who serve for three-year terms, and each year 10 members’ terms expire. There are also lifetime members, including each Past President. In addition, each President makes up to 7 appointments to the Board annually, for a one-year term. The Board meets 8 times per year, and the meetings are open to the entire congregation.

Terms Expire June, 2020 Terms Expire June, 2021 Terms Expire, 2022
Ross Cohen Gail Arnopol Penny Anderson
Craig Cheifetz Sara Bloom Gil Cnaan
Brad Cohen Renee Carl Gary Kimmel
Sandy Chernow Herman Palat Howard Silverstein
Bridget Dorfman Hilde Sham
Michael Molowitz
Melissa Murawsky
Adam Schupack
Dan Singer

        We welcome fresh ideas and perspectives from new leaders. If you like to work with others, know how to listen, and want to make a difference in the Beth Am community, please contact Executive Director Karen Kantor.