Lay Leaders

Officers 2016/2017



Todd Surden

allisonsaffran-websiteheadshot_0.pngAllison Saffran
Executive Vice President

Barry Gang
Chief Financial Officer




Jeffrey Brown
Fundraising Vice President

Joe Ziskend
Religion Co-Vice President

Lauren Levetan
Religion Co-Vice President




davidwilson-websiteheadshot.pngDavid Wilson
Education Co-Vice President


Ian Platt
Education Co-Vice President
& Secretary

Linda Pollock
Engagement Co-Vice President


ellen_spandorfer.jpgEllen Spandorfer
Engagement Co-Vice President


Cheryl Cohen-Miller
Immediate Past President & Parliamentarian


Board of Trustees 


Sandy Bailey

Cheryl Beer

Debbie Berman

Chuck Bernstein

Donna Bierman

Larry Brown

Amy Cohen

Ken Danis

John Flagel

Bruce Goldstein

Faith Kart

Lynne Johannesen

David Landau

Ilene Levin

Micah Levin

Helaine Mark

Norman Marinoff

Jerry Mayer

Debbie Milstein

Sharon Misnuner

Eliot Okrent

Lisa Olens

Dani Oren

Rosalind Reiss

Terri Rittenberg

Roni Robbins

Bruce Rosenblum

Estelle Rydell

Beth Weiss

Jane Weiss





Terri Rittenberg, Co-President


Beth Weiss, Co-President

Men's Club

Alan Lightstone, Co-President

Men's Club

Chuck Bernstein, Co-President



Etz Chaim is...

Congregation Etz Chaim is a progressive, egalitarian Conservative synagogue that provides meaningful Jewish experiences in a welcoming, engaging environment.  We offer:


Inspiring religious services
Educational, social, and cultural activities, serving multi-generational needs
A caring community that supports each other through both joyful and challenging life cycle events
Connections with the broader community and opportunities for Tikkun Olam...

Our intention, in all activities, is to provide an environment of warmth and an opportunity for personal growth. We celebrate together, we pray together, and we learn together, making Etz Chaim truly a home away from home. 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Come and get involved with your community!

We need 1) A Shabbat Greeter; 2) Social Action volunteers! Contact Joe Freeman



Looking for a Conservative Synagogue?
Please join us for Shabbat Services!
New and prospective members are always welcome!

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