Board of Trustees, Committee Chairs, and Other Lay Leaders 2018-19


The Temple Aliyah Board of Trustees is comprised of the members of the Executive Committee (Names in bold indicates member of Executive Committee) and the committee chairs and other lay leaders listed below (* indicates non-Board position).

President - David Farbman  

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Chair of the Board - Keith Lewinstein

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Vice President - Strategy & Development/President-Elect - Arlene Bryer [email protected]
Development Noah Carp [email protected]
Strategic Planning Reva Winston [email protected]

Co-Vice President - Youth and Education - Bruce Berns 

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Co-Vice President - Youth and Education - Rachael Rosner [email protected]

Religious School 

Sarah Dussault

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Karen Langsner

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Gan Aliyah Preschool Advisory Board Beth Moskowitz, Chair [email protected]

Youth Committee

Melissa Patz

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Bess Weiskopf

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TA-K26 Reva Winston, Board Representative [email protected]




Temple Tots Rachel Achituv, Board Representative [email protected]
  Tessa Rowin, Co-Chair* [email protected]
  Amy Schulman, Co-Chair* [email protected]

Vice President - Communications - Gil Brodsky

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Karen Feldscher

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Sylvia Lewinstein

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Creative Director*

Sylvia Haber

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Vice President - Operations - Fred Borgenicht 

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House Arthur Schawbel [email protected]

Funds and Endowment

David Levy

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Heydon Traub

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Jeff Liberman

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Tree of Life* 

Randee Brenner

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Vice President - Jewish Life - Stephen Baum 

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Howard Kaufman

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Social Action  

Janet Besser

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Rachel Weinstock

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Israel Kesher  

Howard Furman

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  Karen Shapiro

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Adult Education Aviva Jezer, Co-Chair [email protected]
  Judi Greenberg, Co-Chair [email protected]

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Liaison* 

Judy Lee

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Yahrzeit Notices* 

Carol Flashner

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Yahrzeit Plaques* 

Dawn Ringel

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Co-Vice President - Membership and Engagement - Nancy Rashap

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Co-Vice President - Membership and Engagement - Sharon Katz [email protected]

Staying Connected  

Lori Resnick

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Stuart Altman

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Marla Simon

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Prospective Members Sarah Burns [email protected]


Bari Popkin

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Susan Maxwell

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  Lynn Baum [email protected]

Vice President and Treasurer - Mitchell Leiman

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Financial Secretary - Alan Greenfield

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Assistant Financial Secretary - Jeffrey Cohen

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Sisterhood Representative - Judy Lee

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Men's Club Co-Presidents 

Jason Shniderson

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Recording Secretary - Diane Piper

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At-Large Trustees




Immediate Past Presidents

Donald R. Lassman

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Bruce D. Berns

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Temple Aliyah Welcomes You!

Temple Aliyah is an egalitarian Conservative congregation in Needham, Massachusetts, with a warm and inviting atmosphere.  We are a dynamic and diverse community that embraces people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles.  With the guidance of Rabbi Carl Perkins, we encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives, to enhance their Jewish identities, and to engage in lifelong learning.

Join us for Shabbat services and schmooze during kiddush following services. Check out the exciting Temple Tots programming for our youngest members.  Attend the Rabbi's Adult Education classes. Participate in one of our many Social Action projects. Become a member of our Sisterhood or Men's Club.    

Not a member?  We invite your family to join our family!

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Did you know...?

Major League Baseball season opens this week, the earliest in history! Did you know that Temple Aliyah’s B’nai Mitzvah Tutor, Hazzan Linda Sue Sohn, had the honor of singing the Star Spangled Banner at Fenway Park on Mother’s day in 2009? And listed among his most exciting moments as a sports fan, Temple Aliyah President David Farbman savors the memory of being at Fenway Park for Jon Lester’s no-hitter on May 19, 2008. And, if that's not enough Jewish baseball trivia, Rabbi Gordon’s favorite way to unwind after a busy day is to watch the Red Sox. Why not share your favorite baseball moments today?

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If you have a fun fact about Temple Aliyah you’d like to share with our community, please email [email protected].

Shabbat and Weekday Services


Shabbat Morning Services  9:15 am
Sunday Morning Minyan* 9:00 am
Monday Morning Minyan   7:00 am
Weekday Evening Minyan 7:30 pm

* During the summer, minyan meets on Monday morning, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


Under the direction of our Adult Education Committee and as part of our commitment to lifelong learning, Temple Aliyah offers a wide range of opportunities for our members and others to enrich their Jewish lives throughout education.  Click here to see all of our current Adult Education offerings.

Sisterhood welcomes all women of our community, sharing our passion for Judaism, our families and ourselves. We invite you to learn more about becoming part of our amazing community. Whether you're looking for camaraderie, spiritual connection, social action, or the opportunity to get involved, Sisterhood is here for you. Click here to see our full calendar of events for 2018-19.