The Board is comprised of sixteen members elected by the congregation at the Annual Meeting (except when there is a mid-year vacancy). In addition, the immediate Past President, Men's Club President, and Sisterhood President also serve on the board. Each elected member serves for a term of three years, and may serve for up to two consecutive terms.  The management and administration of the affairs of the Congregation shall be vested in the Board of Trustees.

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2022-2023 Board of Trustees


President, Harvey Buchalter

President -Elect, Esther Tenenbaum

Past President, Ellen Satz

Secretary, Beth Stewart

Treasurer, Marty Finston

Sisterhood President, Nori Yonack & Chris Buchalter

Men's Club President, Jimmy Tran



Parliamentarian - Esther Tenenbaum
Personnel - Esther Tenenbaum
Secretary/Calendar - Beth Stewart
Ritual - Jonas Actor
Treasurer - Marty Finston
Education (Religious School) Steve Diamond
House/Security - Russ Goldstein
Volunteers - Vicky Camerlingo
Adult Education - Doris Duhigg
Young Family Liaison - Isai Garcia and Lisa Lostetter
Grants Coordinator - Sarah Egelman
Membership - Isai Garcia and Lisa Lostetter


Sisterhood - Nori Yonack
Sisterhood - Chris Buchalter



Financial Secretary (non-board position) Steve Margulin
Endowment (non-board position) Steve Margulin
Burial (non-board position) Marty Sherman


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Join B’nai Israel Hiking and Havdalah event on Saturday April 27th at the Embudo Trailhead. We will be doing a small 30-45 minute hike and finalize the Shabbat with Havdalah.…

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