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Board of Trustees

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 address such issues.

Officers

  • President – Laurie Meskin
  • Sr. Vice President – Leigh Baim Mansberg
  • Vice President – Wendy T. Rotter
  •  Vice President – Betsy Saslwasky
  • Treasurer – Mark Finestone

  • Secretary – Charles Jalenak
  • Counsel – David L. Bearman
  • Immediate Past Pres. – Mark Fogelman
  • Sisterhood President – Waynette Besser
  • Brotherhood President – Marc Taub

Trustees

  • Phillip Cook
  • Robert L. Dinkelspiel
  • Michael S. Dragutsky
  • Rhonda Feiler
  • Cara Greenstein
  • Helen S. Gronauer
  • Jenny Herman
  • Karen S. Koplon
  • Barbara Lapides
  • Janet Brueck Lang
  • Barbara Lapides
  • Mark Levine
  • Mary N. Kanowitz
  • Benjamin Orgel
  • Joseph Pierce
  • Wendy S. Radtke
  • Janice Ringel

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 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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