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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 Lindsay Braunig, board president.


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


Sean Dodge
Michael Feldman
Michael Gaines
Gale Gottlieb
Doug Gould
Christina Jefferson
Richard Johns
Randall Kahn
Art Klein
Evan Kletter
Alan Mirviss
Michael Moss
Stacy Passman
Judie Wexler

Committee Chairs

Executive: Lindsay Braunig
Budget and Finance: Karen Zelmar
Caring (Hesed): Helen Luey and Janet Parker
Communications: Ellen Newman and Lonnie Zwerin
Development: Michael Moss and Julie House
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Christina Jefferson & Stacy Passman
Membership: Christina Jefferson
Social Action: Karen Altschuler & Stacy Passman
Infrastructure: Alan Mirviss
Trustees: Howard Wexler
Sherith Littles: Mitchell Wunsh & Doug Gould

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
Sun, January 23 2022 21 Sh'vat 5782