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Lay Leadership

A listing of our board of trustees, our executive committee, and selected committee chairs.

Executive Committee

Jenna Saidel Lebowich, President: president@wct.org
Juli Klein, VP Education: education@wct.org
Josh Elkin, VP Facilities: facilities@wct.org
Andrew Loose, VP Financial Planning: finance@wct.org
Steve Sagner, VP Membership
Heidi Gralla, VP Ritual & Programming: programming@wct.org
Elizabeth Hiller, Secretary: secretary@wct.org
Sandi Lieb, Treasurer: treasurer@wct.org

Board of Trustees

Bonni Arbore
Ashley Bendell
Joel Chernoff
Nancy Mills Fishman
Judy Flamm
Marge Glusker
Joy Gralnick
Abby Hirsch
Toby Linder
Alejandro Luciano
Liz Mueller
Steve Schwartz
Andrew Farber, Immediate Past President

Committees

Executive Committee — chaired by Jenna Lebowich, WCT President. Made up of the officers of the congregation, this group meets once a month to discuss matters to bring to the Board of Trustees and to act, when necessary and appropriate, if decisions must be made without adequate time to convene the full Board of Trustees. president@wct.org

Board of Trustees — chaired by Jenna Lebowich, WCT President. Elected leadership of the congregation. Meets monthly to discuss and determine synagogue policy. president@wct.org

Jewish Life Committee — chaired by Lois Izes and Gail Hacker. With the Cantor and Rabbi, sets policy and supervises activities connected with Shabbat worship, religious observance, and holiday celebration.  ritual@wct.org

Adult Ed — chaired by Abby Hirsch and Kate Krahl. Working closely with the educator, creates and implements a vision for ongoing, lifelong Jewish learning in our congregation. learning@wct.org

School Board — chaired by Caroline Rosengarden, School Board President. Oversight of the religious school. Juli Klein (VP Education) and Sarah Canfield-Dafilou (Director of Congregational Learning) are Ex-Officio members. education@wct.org

Security Committee - chaired by Steve Luftig. security@wct.org

Social Action Committee — co-chaired by Joan Farber and Roberta Roos. socialaction@wct.org

Finance Committee — chaired by Andy Loose, VP Finance. Oversees finances of the congregation, including exploring revenue sources and monitoring spending and income during the fiscal year. finance@wct.org

Marketing Committee — chairs "open". Develops marketing plans, places advertising, maintains temple website, handles PR, creates temple branding and marketing materials such as brochures and flyers.  marketing@wct.org

Membership Enggement Committee – chaired by Steve Sagner. Encourages and supports new members, and ensures that continuing remained connected to Woodlands. Subcommittees include prospective members (chaired by Joy Gralnick and Lauren Jenn, Membership@wct.org), new members (chaired by Steve Sagner and Joel Chernoff), and longtime members (chaired by Irv Adler and Marge Glusker). 

Israel Committee - co-chaired by Jeanne Bodin and Corey Friedlander. israel@wct.org

Chesed Committee -  Let us know if you're willing to drive, prepare meals, or just provide companionship to someone in need in our community. chesed@wct.org

Endowment Committee - chaired by Andy Farber. endowment@wct.org

Fundraising Committee — chaired by Andy Loose, VP Finance. Develops and carries out events to raise money to defray the costs of various activities and works of the congregation. finance@wct.org

Programming Committee — chaired by Heidi Gralla, VP Programming. Organizes social and cultural events for our congregants.   programming@wct.org

Youth and Family Engagement Committees — overseen by VP Education, Juli Klein education@wct.org and co-chaired by Michelle Popkin and Sarah Berkowitz. Work with our Director of Congregational Learning to support and advance informal and experiential social and educational programming. 

Cemetery Committee — chaired by Michael Wiskind. Oversees sales of parcels owned by WCT at Sharon Gardens, as well as setting and reviewing congregational policies in connection with ownership and use of burial sites. cemetery@wct.org

Hevra Kaddisha —  chaired by Elane Sands. Provides congregant-led shiva services in members’ homes when a loved one has died. Contact temple office wct@wct.org.

College Committee — chaired by Juli Klein. Facilitates contact between the congregation and our children away at college. Sends holiday mailings, and arranges vacation-time get-togethers.   college@wct.org

Judaica Shop — chaired by Karen and Mark Fox. Offers high-quality Jewish merchandise for sale in the foyer outside the Sanctuary. Proceeds support temple’s operating costs. judaicashop@wct.org

 

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