Lay Leaders

Officers 2018


Allison Saffran


Linda Pollock
Executive Vice President

Barry Gang
Chief Financial Officer




Randy Figur
Vice President of Fundraising

Joe Ziskend
Co-Vice President of Religion

Jeff Brown
Co-Vice President of Religion




Ian Platt
Vice President of Education


David Wilson

Vice President of Communications


Lauren Levetan
Vice President of Membership Services


ellen_spandorfer.jpgDani Oren
Vice President of Affinity Groups


Todd Surden
Parliamentarian & Immediate  Past President 


Board of Trustees 


Sandy Bailey

Allision Karp

Terri Rittenberg

Billy Balser

Faith Kart

Roni Robbins

Tanah Barchichat

Delores Lazerson

Estelle Rydell

Arlene Brown

Ilene Levin

Josh Schwartz

Marc Chernau

Jay Liban

Jane Weiss

Amy Cohen Helaine Mark Josh Wikoff

Ken Danis

Jerry Mayer

Lois Wittenstein

John Flagel

Sharon Misnuner


Audrey Fried-Sheets

Karen Needle


Bruce Goldstein

Elliot Okrent


Lynne Johannesen

Roz Reiss






Beth Weiss, Co-President [email protected]


Cathy Goodman, Co-President

[email protected]

Men's Club

Alan Lightstone, Co-President

a[email protected]

Men's Club

Chuck Bernstein, Co-President

[email protected]



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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