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Executive Board

The Board of Directors welcomes you to our Jewish community and encourages you to become involved in our spiritual, religious, educational, social action, and social activities. You will find that the more you participate, the more you will benefit from being a member of our congregation. The Board is comprised of the Executive Board, and the Board of Directors.

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President, Debra Bakal

The President oversees the Board of Directors and all of its Committees. He/she works closely with the Rabbi and Office Administrator to make sure all is running smoothly.

He/she directly oversees the following chairpeople: The Leadership Chair disseminates information necessary for board members to know. The Leadership Development Chair develops, institutes, and oversees a training program for identified leaders. The Endowment Chair oversees the fund’s donations, investment portfolio, and disbursements, as well as the use of the funds. The Nominating Chair oversees the Board Nominating Committee, its meetings, the Board Installation Shabbat, and reception. The Policy & Parliamentarian Chair maintains revisions to the Constitution, Bylaws, Policy Manual, and approved actions at board meetings, and ensures the correct process by adhering to the above, as well as Robert’s Rules of Order.

Executive Vice President, Scott Lesht

Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President Scott Lesht

Scott Lesht
ExecutiveVP@beth-tikvah.org
 

The Executive Vice President prepares to become President at the end of the President's term.

In addition, this person oversees the following committees and people. Building & Grounds Committee maintains our building and grounds and oversees the building Security Sub-Committee. The Technology Chair maintains the physical technology systems within our building, and the digital/electronic programs used for business. The Long-Range Planning Chair oversees the temple’s mission and vision statements, as well as a long-range plan. Members at Large do not have specific roles, but they attend Board Meetings and have a vote.

Marketing & Communications Vice President, Laura Reitman

Marketing & Communications Vice President

Marketing & Communications Vice President Laura Reitman

Laura Reitman
MarketingVP@beth-tikvah.org
 

The Marketing & Communications Vice President oversees all print and digital publications, and social media, which includes the following chairs.

The Marketing Chair oversees Beth Tikvah’s brand and is responsible to help each organization create a marketing plan for their major events. The Publicity & Public Relations Chair publicizes our activities and functions to the surrounding community through the local press, radio, television, and Internet, as appropriate. The Website Services Chair ensures the website is updated regularly with current content from our temple organizations and adds new functionality to the website as needed. The Tikvahite Newsletter Editor keeps the congregants informed of temple events via a bi-monthly newsletter, including articles from board members, all temple organizations, advertisements, and marketing for upcoming events.

Ritual & Community Vice President, Marc Friedman

Ritual & Community Vice President

Ritual & Community Vice President Marc Friedman

Marc Friedman
RitualandCommunityVP@beth-tikvah.org
 

The Ritual & Community Vice President oversees the following Committees: Caring Committee, Ritual Committee, Social Action Committee, Social Justice (Tzedek) Committee, and ARZA Committee.

Membership & Involvement Vice President, Hollie Yanaga

Membership & Involvement Vice President

Membership & Involvement Vice President Hollie Yanaga

Hollie Yanaga
MembershipVP@beth-tikvah.org
 

The Membership and Involvement Vice President oversees the following Chairs and groups.

The Recruitment Chair reaches out to prospective members to educate them and welcome them into our community. The Engagement Chair encourages all members to participate in temple organizations in accordance with their ages, families, and interests. The Outreach/Interfaith Chairs welcome to our community a diversity of Jews and their families, including interfaith, interracial, and LGBT people, as well as Jews-by-Choice, and those of all ages, income levels, and family structures.

The Men’s Club serves the temple in many ways and cultivates friendships in social gatherings. Men’s Club members usher at services, build the temple sukkah, organize a congregational golf outing, act as servers at the annual Chilli Cook-Off and Sisterhood Seder, and enjoy a regularly scheduled Game Night.

The Sisterhood has a board of 40 women. Ongoing programs include oneg sponsorship and serving, Judaica Shop, Mah Jongg, Lilith Salon, and the Nosh Cafe. Annual events include the Women’s Seder, Volunteer Appreciation dinner, flower fundraiser, and Chai Tea.

Education Vice President, Bonnie Vozar

Education Vice President

Education Vice President Bonnie Vozar

Bonnie Vozar
EducationVP@beth-tikvah.org
 

The Education Vice President oversees all of the following Chairs and Committees:

The ECC Committee Chairs lead all ECC Committee meetings, manage the calendar, take minutes, and work closely with the ECC Director on budget, enrollment, and more. They also oversee all ECC fundraisers and coordinate volunteers.

The Religious School Committee Chairs support the Principals by leading the Religious School Committee meetings, overseeing all Religious School Committee programs including Teacher Appreciation, Grade-level Shabbats, Fundraising, office volunteers, grade-level volunteers, registration, and beginning and end-of-year preparations.

The Youth Chair supervises the activities of the youth groups and their professional employee, the Youth Advisor.

The Adult Education Chair plans activities and programs that appeal to all adult age groups. Some activities include Torah Study, Catholic-Jewish Dialogue, Abraham Salons, Book Club, movies, guest speakers, adult B’nai Mitzvahs, and Yad Squad.

The Library Volunteers supervise, administer, and operate our temple library. This includes checking-out books, contacting those with overdue books, thanking those who donate books, and purchasing new materials.

Fundraising Vice President, Anne Gruettner

Fundraising Vice President

Fundraising Vice President Anne Gruettner

Anne Gruettner
FundraisingVP@beth-tikvah.org
 

The Fundraising Vice President oversees the Ways & Means (Fundraising), Honor Roll, and Enrichment Funds Committees.

The Ways & Means Chair creatively meets the temple’s fundraising budget. These funds supplement membership dues to ensure the temple’s programming, building, and staff continue to make Beth Tikvah Congregation the place we love. The Honor Roll Chair raises money for the temple by personally encouraging those members who can, to pay more than the minimum dues. The Enrichment Chair explains and promotes all of the Temple’s enrichment funds, to which members and non-members may donate, as well as what the money in each fund is used for.

Treasurer, Mark Schlossberg

Treasurer

Treasurer Mark Schlossberg

Mark Schlossberg
Treasurer@beth-tikvah.org
 

The Treasurer keeps accurate and timely accounting records for Beth Tikvah Congregation. The Treasurer leads the budgeting effort, plays an integral role in the bill-paying process, and prepares monthly financial reports for the Board of Directors.

Co-Financial Secretaries, Jeff Prosansky & Mike Myers

Co-Financial Secretaries

Co-Financial Secretary Jeff Prosansky Co-Financial Secretary Mike Myers

Jeff Prosansky & Mike Myers
FinancialSec@beth-tikvah.org
 

The Financial Secretaries help ensure that the congregation collects membership dues, religious school fees, and other fees on a timely basis. In addition, if members are facing financial hardship, they may contact the Financial Secretaries to request adjustment of membership dues and school fees.

Recording Secretary, Pam Altman

Recording Secretary

Recording Secretary Pam Altman

Pam Altman
RecordingSec@beth-tikvah.org
 

The Recording Secretary records and distributes the minutes of Board of Directors meetings, and schedules Board members to be on the bimah during all Shabbat services. The Recording Secretary also oversees the Temple calendar on behalf of the Executive Board.

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