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Temple Leadership

If you are looking for way to more involved, consider Temple Avodah Leadership. We’re happy to talk about various roles so you can make an informed decision. Please contact the office and leave a message for our Temple President Marian Keilson.

Volunteers make it happen.  Whether it is a moment of time, or endless hours, every Temple volunteer is important to the ongoing efforts that make Temple Avodah a very special place.

Temple Avodah is governed by an elected Board of Trustees and officers under a written Constitution and its By Laws.

Our Board of Trustees is composed of one, two and three-year Trustees, past Presidents, and the Presidents of the “arms” of Temple: Sisterhood, Men’s Club and PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization). A monthly Board Meeting is chaired by the Board President. All Temple members are welcome to attend these meetings. The agenda for each meeting is mailed to all Congregants prior to each board meeting.

Our Temple Officers are members of the Temple’s Executive Committee, which meets the week before the Board meeting. The Executive Committee consists of the President, the immediate Past President, three Vice Presidents, the Treasurer and Financial Secretaries, and a Secretary.

What we do The work of maintaining the Temple is carried out by these Trustees and Officers and by many other dedicated volunteers who serve on numerous committees. These volunteers are engaged in everything from hiring our clerical and non-clerical staff, to overseeing our religious school, to publishing our newsletter, Temple Topics.

The role of our lay leadership is a critical component of making Temple Avodah our Jewish home.

It’s possible for any congregant to become a leader. A Nominating Committee, chaired by Temple’s immediate Past President, selects candidates for all Trustee and Officer positions based upon applications submitted. The congregation itself votes on these candidates at its Annual Meeting. There is no prerequisite for consideration by the Nominating Committee; all it requires is an application and a willingness to work for the betterment of the Temple.

Executive Committee 2021-2022

Marian Keilson
 Matt Phillips
Eric Abbey
Laura Koss-Feder
Corey Aronin
Scot Mackoff
Elliot Shulman and Larry Lieberman
Norma Harwood
Gil Balanoff

Trustees 2021-2022

Cindy Baumann
Beth Friedman Benjamin
Wendy Brumberg
Robyn Drangel
Alyssa Dube
Josh Fedor
Lisa Goldberg
Stew Gubenko
Dennis Herman
Sheila London
Michele Pitkowsky
Morey Tobkes

PTO President
Caasi Gelfond
Sisterhood Representative
Ellyn Katz

Voting Past Presidents 2021-2022

Phyllis Carbone
Rick Fromewick
Lenore Greenberg
Dan Henick
Rob Keilson
Joyce Lipton
Philip Perlmutter
Tom Wieder


To contact any member of the Executive Committee, please give the office your name and phone number or email, and someone will get back to you.

Thu, May 19 2022 18 Iyar 5782