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Lay Leadership - Congregation Sherith Israel

The Board of Trustees

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 our board president.


Judie Wexler, President
Stacy Passman, Vice President
Karen Zelmar, Treasurer
Erik Migdail, Secretary
Lindsay Braunig, Immediate Past President


Andy Denmark
Sean Dodge
Craig Etlin
Michael Feldman
Michael Gaines
Doug Gould
Christina Jefferson
Richard Johns
Art Klein
Alicia Kletter
Maacah Marah
Alan Mirviss
Michael Moss
Lida Morgenstein

Committee Chairs

Executive: Judie Wexler
Budget and Finance: Karen Zelmar
Caring (Chesed): Helen Luey and Janet Parker
Communications: Ellen Newman and Lonnie Zwerin
Development: Michael Moss and Julie House
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Christina Jefferson & Stacy Passman
Hills of Eternity Cemetery: Diane Fellman
Membership: Lindsay Braunig & Alicia Kletter
Social Action: Karen Altschuler & Stacy Passman
Infrastructure: Alan Mirviss
Trustees: Howard Wexler
Sherith Littles: 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
Fri, February 3 2023 12 Sh'vat 5783