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Board of Trustees

Responsible for the oversight of the affairs, funds, records, and property of Temple Israel, the Board of Trustees meets regularly throughout the year to strategize and better Temple Israel.

Officers

Laurie Meskin
President

Leigh Baim Mansberg
Sr. Vice President

Wendy T. Rotter
Vice President

Betsy Saslwasky
Vice President

Mark Finestone
Treasurer

Charles Jalenak
Secretary

David L. Bearman
Counsel

Mark Fogelman
Immediate Past President

Waynette Besser
Sisterhood President

Marc Taub
Brotherhood President

Trustees

Peter Blumberg

Phillip M. Cook

Robert L. Dinkelspiel

Tara Engelberg

Leah Gafni

Cara Greenstein

Helen S. Gronauer

Jenny O. Herman

Mary N. Kanowitz

Karen S. Koplon

Barbara Lapides

Mark Levine

Virginia Palacio

Joseph Pierce

Wendy S. Radtke

Marcy Wurzburg Stagner

Additional Trustees

Sisterhood Immediate Past President – Melissa Faber

Brotherhood Immediate Past President – Alex Evans

Past Presidents

Moses Simon*, 1855 – 1857
Joseph Strauss*, 1857 – 1858
David Levy*, 1858 – 1859
Emanuel Barinds*, 1859 – 1860
Joseph Strauss*, 1860 – 1862
Ephraim Frankland*, 1862 – 1865
A.S. Meyers*, 1865 – 1866
Ephraim Frankland*, 1866 – 1867
R. Hoffheimer*, 1867 – 1868
V.P. Folz*, 1868 – 1869
Jacob S. Menken*, 1869 – 1870
Elias Lowenstein*, 1870 – 1871
Nathan D. Menken*, 1871 – 1872
Elias Lowenstein*, 1872 – 1875
Gabriel H. Judah*, 1875 – 1883
Elias Lowenstein*, 1883 – 1894
Herman Gronauer*, 1894 – 1907
Sol Harpman*, 1907
L.G. Pape*, 1907 – Dec. 1914
Joseph Newburger*, Jan. 1915 – 1926
Leon Sternberger, Sr.*, 1926 – 1928
Milton Binswanger, Sr.*, 1928 – 1930
Louis Levy*, 1930 – 1937
Jacob C. Felsenthal*, 1937 – 1939
Abe Wurzburg*, 1939 – 1945
Leo Bearman, Sr.*, 1945 – 1951
William A. Loewenberg*, 1951 – 1954
Edward Felsenthal*, 1954 – 1957 

S L Kopald, Jr.*, 1957 – 1961 & 1963-1964
Herbert Kohn*, 1961 – 1963
Milton Binswanger, Jr.*, 1964 – 1966
Julian Allenberg*, 1966 – 1969
Sam Cooper*, 1969 – 1973
Herschel L. Feibelman*, 1973 – 1977
Irvin Bogatin*, 1977 – 1979
Leo M. Bearman*, 1979 – 1982
Sam M. Haspel, Jr.*, 1982 – 1984
H. Kirke Lewis*, 1984 – 1986
Mildred Schwartz*, 1986 – 1988
Arthur B. (Tim) Malkin, 1988 – 1990
Neil E. Ringel, 1990 – 1992
James B. Jalenak, 1992 – 1994
Rudi E. Scheidt*, 1994 – 1996
Judith E. Royal, 1996 – 1998
Benjamin Isenberg*, 1998 – 2000
Sherry W. Samuels, 2000 – 2002
Kenneth Wurzburg, 2002 – 2004
Mark J. Halperin, 2004 – 2006
Arnold E. Perl*, 2006 – 2008
William E. Orgel, 2008 – 2010
Nancy R. Robinson, 2010 – 2012
Paula Jacobson, 2012 – 2014
Jonathan Frisch, 2014 – 2016
E. Elkan Scheidt, 2016 – 2018
Mark Fogelman, 2018 – 2020

Honorary Presidents

Jacob Goldsmith* 1932 – 1933

Hardwig Peres* 1934 – 1948

Louis Barnett* 1949 – 1962

Joseph Lewis* 1964 – 1965

Abe Plough* 1972 – 1984

Sam Cooper* 1993 – 1999

Rudi Scheidt, Sr.* 2016 – 2020

*of blessed memory

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