Lay Leadership At Temple Isaiah
Volunteer leaders guide many of Temple Isaiah’s activities as members of our Board of Directors, and committee members.
Our Board of Directors
The Executive Committee shall support The President in developing the Temple vision; assist the Board in establishing policy; work with staff to facilitate policy; work with volunteer committees and monitor results. Committee will assist The President in setting Board meeting Agendas and approving minor administrative actions by Executive Director.
President Robert Goldberg
Executive Vice President David Douglas
Vice President Dan Myers
Vice President Susan Rideout
Secretary Dave Bressler
Treasurer Steve Lipson
Parliamentarian Lisa Hirsch
Michael Brent, Joani DeVries, Kim Drucker, Leah Felson, Karen Goldberg, Jake Hirsch, Judy Lipson, Jeffrey Mann, Seth Moldoff, Marilyn Morris, Daniel Myers, Joanne Peterson, Sherry Rowen, Casey Sasner, Stephanie Snyder, Jasmine Tarkoff, Janet Trzesniewski, David Wellerstein, Cristina Wornick.
Elections are held at our annual meeting each May.
Committees & Auxiliaries
Temple Isaiah’s committees lead the Temple’s activities and efforts in everything from social action to the Temple grounds, from education to religious practices, from personnel and leadership development to Isaiah’s relationship with the land of Israel. Read below for an overview of all of Temple Isaiah’s committees and the current committee chairs and co-chairs.
The Angel Network shall provide assistance to members of the congregation at time of need due to death, illness or other misfortune. Chair: Jan Trzesniewski.
The Budget Committee shall present a proposed annual operating and capital budget to the Board of Directors for its approval prior to the May General Membership meeting. It shall monitor budgetary expenditures throughout the year and provide reports at least quarterly to the Board of Directors. Chair: Steve Lipson.
Religious School Advisory Group
RSAG shall support the Education Director in the development and execution of Temple Isaiah’s Religious School, including preparation of the annual Religious School budget. Chairs: Dan Myers and Lisa Tucker.
The Budget Committee shall present a proposed annual operating and capital budget to the Board of Directors for its approval prior to the May General Membership meeting. It shall monitor budgetary expenditures throughout the year and provide reports at least quarterly to the Board of Directors. Chair: Joanne Peterson and Paul Nelson.
The Finance Committee shall be responsible for collection of all outstanding financial obligations to the Temple; approving dues commitments with the goal of ensuring equity in such commitments; auditing the books at the end of the fiscal year; and such other related activities as the President may assign. Chairs: Michael Brent and Steve Lipson.
The Havurah Committee shall place applicants in Havurot and shall develop resources for use by Havurot. Chair: Karen Goldberg.
Israel & World Jewry
The Israel Committee shall develop and execute appropriate programs in support of the State of Israel and the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA). Chairs: Herb & Marlene Thier
The Kulanu Committee shall work to support Kulanu family programming. Chair: David Wellerstein.
The Library Committee shall maintain the Temple library and develop its resources in order to support the ongoing pursuit of Jewish learning for all members of our community and the surrounding Jewish community in a welcoming atmosphere with a broad range of Judaic books, media and educational materials. Chair: Yolanda Selwitz.
The Membership Committee shall solicit the membership of all eligible persons, shall welcome new potential members to the community, and shall be responsible for membership retention. Chairs: Stephanie Snyder and Sherry Rowen.
Values in Action (ViA) at Temple Isaiah
The mission of the Social Action Committee is to advocate worthy causes, spearhead the action of Temple Isaiah toward ongoing work to repair the world and facilitate our membership’s participation in community service.
Chairs: Casey Sasner and Jasmine Tarkoff.
Ways and Means
The Ways and Means Committee shall develop and carry out a program of fundraising. Chair: Christina Wornick.
The Youth Committee shall develop and execute appropriate programs for the cultural and social enrichment of the youth of Temple Isaiah. Chair: Jeff Mann.
In addition to those listed here, Temple Isaiah maintains the following special-purpose committees and auxiliaries:
Adult Education: Joani DeVries
Anshei Men of Isaiah: Seth Moldoff
Bima-Greeter Reminder: Marge Sterns
By-laws: Lisa Hirsch
Cemetery: Frank Winer
Early Childhood: Leah Felson
Endowment: Michael Bandler and Maynard Lichterman
LAFTY: Jake Hirsch
Leadership Development: Sandy Anderson and Marilyn Morris
Nominating: Lisa Hirsch
Plaques: Ellen Emold
Ruach Editor: Julie Candau
Sponsors: Steve Weinzimmer
Women of Isaiah: Judy Lipson and Karen Goldberg