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Annual Meeting & Elections

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the meeting.

We invite the entire congregation to connect with our leadership, clergy and members in our first ever Zoom Annual Meeting. The evening will include words of Torah from Rabbi Adam Kligfeld, reflections by outgoing president Avi Peretz and a look-ahead by incoming president Stuart Tochner (should he be elected!). Elections of our Officers and Board of Trustees will be held*. Following elections, you'll be invited to share your own experiences in small group break-outs, facilitated by clergy and leadership.

Since we know that everyone will be missing the (free!) dinner that typically precedes the Annual Meeting, we will be providing nourishment for those who attend on zoom. After you check-in for the meeting, you'll receive a coupon to pick up a special treat from Bibi's Bakery!

We look forward to "seeing" you soon!


President: Stuart Tochner
Executive Vice President: Mark Samuel

Vice Presidents
Melissa Berenbaum – At Large
Christy Chaloff – Budget & Finance
Elyssa Elbaz – Education
Eric Maman – House & Grounds
Jacqui Jacobs – Membership
Ben Reder – Personnel
Michael Steuer – Programming & Engagement
Samantha Garelick – Resource Development
Jennifer Low – Ritual
Monica Kramer – YLE

Recording Secretary: Rona Karp
Immediate Past President: Avi Peretz

New Board Members Nominated for 1 year
(July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)
Sandra Braun, Seth Fisher, Teri Cohan Link, Susie Pretsky,
Tyson Roberts, Stacey Zedeck

Nominated for a 2-year term (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022)

Aaron Aftergood, Michael Becker, Jo Ann Colker-Arison, Alex DeGood, Jennifer Elad, Jerry Krautman, Danielle Mark, Eli Pearlman,
Sarah Pottebaum, Michael Shimansky, Aaron Spiwak, Stuart Weiss

Board Members with terms continuing (through June 30, 2021)
Wendy Binder, Josh Kaplan, Aaron Marzwell, Michael Reinis,
Jana Lehman Richland,Don Snyder, Lori Tessel

Sisterhood President: Anne Spar

*Nominations from the floor will be accepted, provided the nominations are seconded and nominee is either present at the meeting and accepts the nomination or has consented to nomination in writing prior to the Annual Meeting

Quick Contacts

Lia Mandelbaum

Titles: Director of Programming and Engagement
Phone Numbers:
Work: 310-652-7354 ext. 215

Ariana Shane

Titles: Membership Coordinator, Assistant to the Executive Director
Phone Numbers:
Work: 310-652-7354 ext. 223

Anne Spar
Sisterhood President

Joel Cooper, & Sasha Ezros
Men's Society Co-Presidents