Gary and Jill and their family have been members of Beth Tfiloh Congregation for more than 25 years. Their children, Sara '08, Joshua '08, and Eric '11, 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 a 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 Group.
Benny and his wife, Jennifer, have been members of BT for more than 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 the Dahan 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 a regional clinical services manager.
Lauren is a third-generation, lifelong member of Beth Tfiloh. She and her husband, David, have been active and committed members of BT since moving back to Baltimore in 2016. They have four children, Max '33, Nathan '34, Hannah '36, and Jacob '38. Along with her shul involvement, Lauren currently serves as the chair of the BT School Alumni Council. When she is not volunteering her time at BT, Lauren is active on the Jewish Community Services board; operates her speech-language pathology private practice, Language Tree; and is busy playing with her children.
Peter has been attending Beth Tfiloh for six years. He has been part of Mercaz and serves on the BT School Board. Peter takes classes with Chazzan Albrecht and Rabbi Posner. He often attends morning minyan and religiously attends Shabbat services. Peter's son, Mitchell '18, attended BT High School and is a junior at Yale. His daughter, Margot '21, is a 12th grader in the BT's High School. Peter and his wife, Ilene, are in love with BT and its mission. Beth Tfiloh is a special and unique place, and Peter is honored to serve or help in any way possible. Dr. Jay has been with OrthoMaryland Center for Orthopedics for nearly 20 years and specializes in both complex and minimally invasive joint replacements. He sits on their Medical Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and Operational Committee as well as GBMC's Surgical Advisory Committee.
Ron and his family have been members of BT for more than 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 '09 and Eli '12, who are both BT graduates. Sally is the past chair of the Goucher Hillel and currently on the board of Jewish Volunteer Connection.
Neil and his family have been active members of Beth Tfiloh since 2004. Neil's current role is chair of the Board of Directors. He and his wife, Sherri, live in Pikesville and have two children, Rachel '13, currently living and working in Greece, and Ryan '17, a student at the University of Maryland.
Michael, along with his wife Rivka '98 — a Beth Tfiloh alum and faculty member — have been active at Beth Tfiloh since joining in 2010. They have two sons, Yoni '24 and Ami '27, 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 14West, a management consulting firm. He owns Broadheights, an executive leadership and consulting firm, and he also coaches Wellwood Little League Baseball.
Colin and his wife emigrated from South Africa 24 years ago and have been part of the Beth Tfiloh community for more than 15 years. He currently serves on the Synagogue Life Committee and Facilities Committee. They have three children, who all attend Beth Tfiloh: Eran '21, Maytal '23, and Dana '27. They love being part of the Shabbat chapel minyan and look forward to spending Shabbat at BT every week.
Sherry grew up at Beth Tfiloh, and she and her husband, Josh, have now been members for 29 years. Their daughters are both graduates of BT — Hannah '13 and Olivia '15. Sherry has served in various capacities at Beth Tfiloh over the years. She now serves on the Shul Board and previously served on the Lower School Committee for many years, the Campaign Cabinet, and co-chaired the Annual Campaign. Sherry and Josh are co-chairing Spotlight for the second time.
After moving back to Baltimore in 2010, Avi has been involved in and committed to the Beth Tfiloh community. Avi, a third-generation Beth Tfiloh member, has served on the Beth Tfiloh Finance Committee for several years. Both Avi and his wife, Liba, graduated from Beth Tfiloh in 1994. They have four children, two of whom 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 students per grade. Avi worked on Wall Street for 13 years. His next ten years were spent at IMPAQ, LLC, a company focused on evaluating and enhancing public programs and policies. Today, Avi is CEO of Crossland, LLC, which primarily invests in various local businesses.
Melissa and her husband, Adam, have been members of Beth Tfiloh for more than 25 years. Their children, Emily '12 and Lauren '14, are both graduates of Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School; Emily is a teacher in the Lower School. Melissa has served on the School Board of Trustees as treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee, chair of the Upper School Committee, co-chair of the Annual Campaign, and on various Spotlight Committees.
Daniel, a Beth Tfiloh alum, and his wife, Jennifer, have been active at Beth Tfiloh since joining in 2016. Their twin daughters, Amelia and Gabrielle (pre-K), have both attended BT PreSchool and Camp. When Daniel is not volunteering his time at BT, he serves as the senior manager of data science on the People Analytics Team at Prudential Financial, based out of Newark, NJ. Daniel earned his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Central Florida. His decade-plus experience in talent assessment and personnel selection for multiple Fortune 100 companies makes Daniel an excellent fit for the role of vice chair of governance on the Beth Tfiloh Board of Directors.
Craig and his wife, Wendy, have been members of Beth Tfiloh for more than 20 years. (They actually met while working as counselors at BT camp over 40 years ago.) Their children, Sarah '08 and Julie '13, 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 and currently serves as chair of the BT Camp Committee.
Sheila has been a member of Beth Tfiloh since Beth Jacob merged with Beth Tfiloh in 2007. She serves as the vice chair of the Synagogue Life Committee and is the incoming chair of that committee; she is also a Parent Ambassador for the school. Sheila enjoys weekly Shabbat services and greeting congregants, as well as BT's educational and spiritual enrichment classes. Sheila and her husband, Ed, have two children: Rebecca '19 and Drew, who graduates from BT in June 2021. Sheila has worked at Johns Hopkins Health System as an RN since 1985.
Natalie and her family have been members of the Beth Tfiloh community for 24 years. Prior to that, they were members of Beth Jacob. Natalie and her husband, Jay, have three children, Eric '10, Max '12, and Aly '15, all of whom are graduates of the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School. While her kids were in school, Natalie was active in the Parent Association. She has co-chaired Parents of Alumni and co-chaired Spotlight 2014 with her husband. She has also served on the Development Committee, the Lower School Committee, and the Shul Board. Prior to Covid, Natalie was serving as a volunteer math tutor in the Lower School. She is honored to help Beth Tfiloh in any way possible.
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VP / Finance
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Elected Board Members
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
TERM EXPIRES 2024 Tara Brown David Golaner Sheila Goldscheider Vicki Hervitz Dr. Peter Jay Deena Lubelski Benny Sobol Neil Sweren Morris Wise
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