Ron and his family have been members of BT for over 20 years. He has served on the School Board of Trustees, the Brotherhood Board, the Security Committee, the Religious Services Committee, Shul Board, and Executive Committee and has been Board Secretary, Camp Committee Chair and Vice-Chair of Facilities. He also serves the synagogue as one of the gabbai sheinis. Ron serves on the Dean's Faculty for the University of Maryland Dental School. Ron and his wife, Sally, have two sons, Adam and Eli, who are both BT graduates. Sally is past Chair of the Goucher Hillel and is currently on the Board of Jewish Volunteer Connection.
Gary and Jill and their family have been members of Beth Tfiloh Congregation for more than 25 years. Their children, Sara, Joshua and Eric, are all graduates of the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School. Gary served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Congregation from 2009-2011, and before that as Executive Vice Chair, Vice Chair of Finance, Assistant Vice Chair of Finance, Chair of the Membership Committee, a member of numerous Board committees, and as a Trustee of the School. Gary has served as a Director of ACHARAI, The Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute, where he is Fellow from its first cohort of graduates. He also serves as a Director of The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and holds several leadership roles with the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law. In his professional life, Gary is a Partner at the Baltimore office of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP., where he chairs the Labor and Employment practice.
Benny and his wife, Jennifer, have been members of BT for over 17 years. Benny serves on both the Facilities and Religious Services Committees. He is a very active participant in Shabbat Services, in both the Chapel Minyan and in the Main Sanctuary. Jennifer served on the BT Cares Committee and the Synagogue Life Committee. They have two daughters, Davene and Aliza, who attended Beth Jacob Hebrew School at Beth Tfiloh. Benny works for Future Care Healthcare as regional clinical services manager.
Peter has been attending Beth Tfiloh for six years. He has been part of Mercaz, and he serves on the BT School Board. Peter takes classes with Hazzan Albrecht and Rabbi Posner. He often attends morning minyan and religiously attends Shabbat services. Peter's son, Mitchell, attended BT High School and is a sophomore in college. His daughter, Margot, is an 11th grader in the BT High School. Peter and his wife, Ilene, are in love with BT and its mission. Beth Tfiloh is a special and unique place. Peter is honored to serve or help in any way possible.
Louis and his wife Deborah have been members of Beth Tfiloh for about 40 years, and their daughters Alisa and Abigail are both graduates of the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community High School. Louis has served as Brotherhood Donor chairman and Brotherhood president, in addition to serving the Congregation as president, assistant vice chair for finance, and vice chair for programming. He joined Deborah in chairing the 2012 Spotlight Sponsorship Committee and headed the 2013 Annual Combined Campaign. A member of three previous rabbinic search committees, Louis also is an active participant in the Mercaz Committee, in addition to volunteering each week at Levindale and for the Dyslexia Tutoring Program.
Louis has been active in the Beth Tfiloh community for over 23 years. He has previously served as executive vice chair of the congregation’s Board of Directors, assistant vice chair of finance, secretary and vice chair, property and facilities for the congregation’s Board of Directors. He served numerous years on the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Board of Trustees and was the treasurer for the school for the 2012-2013 school year. He was past chair of Beth Tfiloh’s Combined Campaign and was a previous co-chair of the Spotlight scholarship event for the Beth Tfiloh School. Louis and his wife Stacy have three children who are Beth Tfiloh school alumni, and one child currently attending Beth Tfilohin the 11th grade. He was past president of Jews for Judaism.
Neil and his family have been active members of Beth Tfiloh since 2004. Neil most recently served as vice-chair, property and facilities. Neil and his wife Sherri live in Pikesville and have two children who are Beth Tfiloh alumni, Rachel ('13), and Ryan ('17). Professionally, Neil is a mortgage loan originator and SVP of the Reverse Mortgage Division of Atlantic Coast Mortgage.
Sherry grew up at Beth Tfiloh, and she, along with her husband Josh, have now been members for 27 years. Their daughters are both graduates of BT: Hannah in 2013 and Olivia in 2015. Sherry has served in various capacities at Beth Tfiloh over the years…She now serves on the Shul Board and had served on the Lower School Committee for many years, the Campaign Cabinet, co-chaired the Annual Campaign and, along with Josh, chaired Spotlight.
Melissa and her husband, Adam have been members of Beth Tfiloh for more than 25 years. Their children, Emily and Lauren, are both graduates of Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School. Melissa has served on the School Board of Trustees as treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committtee, Chair of the Upper School Committee, Co-Chair of the Annual Campaign and various Spotlight Committees.
After moving back to Baltimore in 2010, Avi has been involved in and committed to the Beth Tfiloh community. Avi is a third generation Beth Tfiloh member. Both Avi and his wife, Liba, graduated from Beth Tfiloh in 1994. They have four children, two who currently attend Beth Tfiloh. Avi is also a member of the Beth Tfiloh Athletic Hall of Fame, although keep in mind this is back when there were roughly 15 people per grade. Avi is CEO of IMPAQ, LLC, a company focused on evaluating and enhancing public programs and policies. Avi has served on the Beth Tfiloh Finance Committee for several years.
Michael, along with his wife Rivka (who is a Beth Tfiloh alumna, a faculty member and a staff member at BT Camp), have been active at Beth Tfiloh since joining in 2010. They have two sons,Yoni (grade 8) and Ami (grade 5), who have both attended BT School and Camp since they were two years old. Michael currently serves on various BT committees specializing in organizational change, management and process re-engineering. When he is not volunteering his time at BT, Michael leads Global Portfolio Services at Agora Companies 14 West Technologies, owns Broadheights, an executive leadership and consulting firm, and coaches Wellwood Little League and assists with Beth Tfiloh Middle School baseball.
Craig and his wife, Wendy, have been members of Beth Tfiloh for more than 20 years. They met while working as counselors at BT camp over 40 years ago. Their children, Sarah and Julie, are both graduates of Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School. Craig and Wendy served as chairs of Spotlight in 2013. Craig also served on the Brotherhood Board. He currently serves as chair of the BT Camp Committee.
Bess has been a part of Beth Tfiloh since she first stepped foot onto the campus as a new student entering 1st grade. She serves as chair of the Synagogue Life Committee, is a member of the Executive Committee of the shul and is a member of the Parent Association Board, currently, as a shul/school liaison. Bess has worked as a social worker for the last 20 years with the State for Baltimore City Department of Social Services. Married to Jeff, they have two BT students: Seth, who is in 8th grade and Shoshi, who is in 4th grade. A regular participant in the Minyan every Shabbat, Bess feels that it is both and honor and a privilege to be involved in so many facets of BT.
Shelley and her husband, Bobby, have been members of BT for 35 years. She initially served on the Hebrew school board, and later served multiple terms on the Synagogue Board and the Religious Services Committee. She currently serves as secretary of the Synagogue Life Committee. She is the lay co-chair of Mercaz Adult Education, has chaired Torah Quest, and has planned our Tikun Leil Shavuot dinners since 2003. Shelley has worked on Spotlight for a number of years and co-chaired the event in 2014. She and Bobby have celebrated multiple family simchas at BT, and in September, her three granddaughters will be enrolled in Beth Tfiloh Middle School.
Colin and his wife immigrated from South Africa 24 years ago and have been part of the Beth Tfiloh community for more than 15 years. He is currently serving on the Synagogue Life Committee and Facilities Committee. They have three children. Two of them are currently at Beth Tfiloh high school: Eran an 11th grader and Maytal, a 9th grader. Dana is exited to be joining BT Middle School this fall. They love being part of the Shabbos chapel minyan and look forward to spending Shabbos at BT every week.
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Elected Board Members
TERM EXPIRES 2021 Larraine Bernstein Eric Black Roberta Katz Shelley Kaye Emily Levin Ricka Neuman Louis Schwartz Jamie Silverman Neil Sweren
TERM EXPIRES 2022 Avi Benus Michael Bresler Natalie Chason Harvey Kasner Joseph Kowitz Melvin Lessing Dan Schmerling Ronnie Silverstein
TERM EXPIRES 2023 Ivy Ammann Stephanie Baron Lauren Hurwitz Braunstein Melissa Eisner Colin Fleisher Dr. Craig Friedman Melinda Levin Sherry Mauer Judah Rosenblatt
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