Our Board

There are many benefits to serving on our board and committees. There’s the stronger connection — spiritually, educationally, socially — with Kehillah. There’s the pleasure of getting to know more Kehillah members. And, of course, there’s the satisfaction of making a difference in our community.

If you are interested in serving on a committee, or if you have any questions about the board or committees, email info AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org.

Where we think together

For decisions that affect us all—our synagogue, our services, our education—Kehillah engages in a process called Values Based Decision Making (VBDM). We use VBDM for large, community-wide decisions and for decisions made in smaller groups. It’s a way to make decisions based on Jewish tradition and history, communal values and preconceptions, and relevant data.

For example, we needed a kashrut/food policy for Kehillah events. We looked beyond our experiences and preconceptions. We studied a variety of Jewish texts. We considered our Jewish and modern values, such as our desire to share food in community and care for the environment. After collating all this information, we arrived at our current policy. It’s working better than expected and, most importantly, everyone’s input was respected.

For more information about our community developed guidelines see:

Kehillah 2021-2022 Officers

This is Keith’s first year of his first 2-year term


This is Miriam’s second year of her first 2-year term

Immediate Past President

This is Julie’s first year of a one year term.

Executive VP

Kathy joined the Kehillah about 2010. This is her first term serving on the Board. She is retired from IBM, where she enjoyed the challenge of working on telecommunications protocols, planning, and testing for more than 30 years. For a number of years at the Kehillah she has aided Oneg and Kiddush hosts, as they provide a delicious way to extend the feeling of community after the service. From her late husband, Arnold Burk, Kathy learned that we should make good use of our time here, and that enjoyment is one of those good uses. Kathy lives in Chapel Hill.

VP Administration

Stanley is a past-president of the College of American Pathologists and professor of Pathology and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Duke University. He has been heavily involved in the cultural and religious fabric of Chapel Hill & Durham.  He currently heads the Foundation of the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation and with his wife, Marion, heads the REEL Israel Documentary Film Festival.
Stan has served multiple terms on the board, is a two-time past president, and currently serves as VP of Advancement.

VP Advancement

This is Jennifer’s first year of her first 2-year term

VP Education

This is Craig’s first year of his first 2-year term

VP Preschool

This is Kathleen’s first year of her first 2-year term


This is Elaine’s first year of her second 2-year term


This is David’s first year of his first 2-year term


This is Jay’s second year of his first 2-year term


This is Angela’s first year of her first 2-year term


This is Darren’s first year of his first 2-year term


This is Anna’s first year of her first 1-year youth term

Kehillah 2021-2022 Committee Chairs

Adult Education: Michele

Lovingkindness Circle: Kelly and Jill

Cemetery: Jonathan

Chevra Kadisha: Lew and Amy

Advancement/Development: Stan

Membership: Open

Preschool Strategy: Craig

Religious School: Lily

Ritual: Henry and Diane