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Board and Council
CBI Governance and Board of Directors
The Synagogue's Board of Directors ("the Board") is responsible to the membership of Congregation Beth Israel for policy setting. The Board has ultimate responsibility for the organization's fiscal, legal and risk management concerns; long-range and strategic planning; fundraising and resource development; membership relationships; oversight and support of committees; and direct supervision of the Senior Rabbi and Synagogue Executive Director. The Board meets bi-monthly; general meetings are open to members. A slate of board member nominations is prepared by a Nominating Committee and voted on by the congregation at the Annual Membership Meeting in May. The Board is always open to suggestions for potential committee and board members. If you would like to contact a Board member, please email Executive Director, Kathryn Mawyer.
Alan Zimmerman- President
Diane Hillman- Vice President
Sonnia Kesser- Secretary
Barbara Pilkey- Treasurer
Micah Schwartzman- Assistant Treasurer
Gerry Berg- Immediate Past Present
At Large Directors
Created by bylaws revision approved by the membership in May 2014, the Council is composed of past presidents, current committee chairs, and trustees of the Board. From time to time, depending upon the issue under consideration, other persons with particular knowledge, experience, or expertise may, by invitation, supplement the basic council membership. The purpose of the Council, which meets approximately 3 times per year with the Board, is to provide broad congregational perspective on questions the Board of Directors is considering. The Council may assist with the collection of information and may from time to time also make recommendations to the Board regarding issues to be considered.