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Lay Leaders - Congregation Sherith Israel

Sherith Israel's board sets our direction

Sherith Israel’s trustees are the voice of the congregation in the governance of the synagogue.  The board sets policy for the congregation, engages the clergy and executive director, and establishes programming goals.  All trustees chair or serve on committees in addition to their board duties and are active in the life of the congregation.

We welcome your comments and questions about Sherith Israel’s governance. Please email Craig Etlin, board president.


Lindsay Braunig, President
Craig Etlin, Vice President
Katie Zier, Treasurer
Karen Zelmar, Assistant Treasurer
Erik Migdail, Secretary
Craig Etlin, Immediate Past President


Daniel Dohan
Michael Gaines
Gale Gottlieb
Jerry Hurwitz
Christina Jefferson
Richard Johns
Evan Kletter
Joan Libman
Alan Mirviss
Michael Moss
Stacy Passman
Liat Sadler
Judie Wexler
Amy Widdowson

Committee Chairs

Executive: Craig Etlin
Budget and Finance: Katie Zier
Building and Grounds: Jerry Hurwitz
Communications: Ellen Newman and Lonnie Zwerin
Development: Daniel Dohan
Membership: Christina Jefferson
Social Action: Karen Altschuler & Stacy Passman
Technology: Alan Mirviss
Trustees: Howard Wexler

Our Mission:

Congregation Sherith Israel is to be a vibrant Reform Jewish community committed to:

  • Meaningful worship and spiritual growth for all ages in our historic sanctuary
  • Individual and communal acts of tzedakah, gemeilut chassadim and tikkun olam
  • Communal support and pastoral guidance for individuals throughout the circle of life and for individuals and families in all their diversity
  • An environment that fosters the richness of Judaism’s religious traditions and cultural heritage
Tue, September 17 2019 17 Elul 5779