Our Board and Committees


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@kehillahsynagogue.org, or call Kehillah Office at (919) 942-8914. If you wish to attend a Board meeting, please advise the Board President in advance at president@kehillahsynagogue.org.


Kehillah 2023-2024 Officers
email us at president@kehillahsynagogue.org

Joel Tepper

No bio available.

Keith Artin

Immediate Past President
Donna was born and raised in Greensboro, NC and has been a member of Kehillah since its inception. She is a lawyer working with small businesses. Prior to law school, she was a newspaper reporter. She loves reading, cooking and tries her best to get 10 minutes of exercise daily.

Donna Berkelhammer

VP Administration
Joy is Professor Emerita of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was chair of that department for ten years. Her research interests include American literature, American art, and American popular culture, and she won several teaching awards before retiring. She and her husband, John, have lived in Chapel Hill for more than 50 years. She has served on the Boards of Durham Academy, the University of North Carolina Press, the Center for Documentary Studies, and on advisory Boards for the Ackland Art Museum and Reynolda House. She has two grown children and three grandchildren. Her own Jewish education took place in Highland Park,

Joy Kasson

Executive VP
A founding member of the Kehillah, Henry is back on the Board as Secretary. Born in Tokaj, Hungary, he came to this country at age 9 with his family. Henry has been on the faculty of the UNC Department of Computer Science since 1978

Henry Fuchs

No bio available.

Craig Poms

No bio available.

Jodi Berkowitz

Josh has served in many roles on the Kehillah board since 2004, including as board president. After a hiatus of several years, he’s glad to be back on the board, where his goal is to help the Kehillah community stand tall against the increasing antisemitism in our community and the wider world

Josh Ravitch

Angela is a leadership consultant who earned her Master’s in Public Health and her Doctorate in Leadership Development at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Through her company, Inside Out, Angela focuses on individualized leadership development and the development, facilitation, and evaluation of executive leadership teams. She has presented and consulted on team-building approaches and strategic planning with many national organizations and federal agencies. Angela has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and her first book in the Enneagram in Nature Series, Nine Perfect Petals: The Enneagram for Flower Gardeners, in May 2021 was a finalist for an Independent Book of the Year Award, Mind, Body, Spirit, Foreword Reviews.

Angela Rosenberg

No bio available.

Kathleen Rounds

No bio available.

David Gotz

No bio available.

Joshua Penzner

No bio available.

Etan Gumerman

No bio available.

Asa Zengerle

Adult Education:
Chevra Kadisha:
Lew and Amy
Lovingkindness Circle:
Membership Engagement:
Jay and Keith
Preschool Strategy:
Religious School:
Lily and Jen
Henry and Diane
Social Action:

If you are interested in learning more about committee volunteer opportunities, please contact us at (919) 942-8914 or
info@ kehillahsynagogue.org