Governance

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.

Kehillah 2018-19 Officers

Presidents: Jonathan Kotch and Andrew Werden
Past President:
 Josh Ravitch
Executive VP:
 Miriam Braunstein
VP Administration:
 Keith Artin
VP Education:
 Barrie Harper
VP Preschool:
 Jon Miller
VP Development:
 Stan Robboy
Treasurer: Elaine Bolle
Secretary:
 Evan Yassky

Directors

Joel Friedman
Josh Dadolf
Lee Nackman
Matti Kauftheil

Kehillah 2017-18 Committee Chairs

Adult Education: Michele Rivkin-Fish
Caring: 
Hannah Chase
Cemetery: 
Jonathan Kotch
Chevra Kadisha: 
Lew Margolis and Amy Rosenthal
Fundraising: 
Stan Robboy
Membership: 
David Luks and Michele Zembow
Preschool Parent: 
Erin Hoffman, Erika Linnander, Flora Sassano
Religious School: 
Jen Weinberg-Wolf
Ritual: 
Henry Fuchs and Diane Wright
Social Action: 
Kathy Kaufman

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: