Leadership 

President: Joshua Wease, 2016-2018

Immediate Past-President: Len Robinson

Vice President: Rick Rinzler

Vice President: Machelle Hammond

Vice President: Sheila Bates

Treasurer: Joel Young

Secretary: Karen Padnos

Temple Emanuel has many opportunities to get involved in leadership. There are numerous committees with which to become involved. Our new governance structure, approved in 2013 at our annual meeting calls for a Board of Trustees and an Operating Board (formerly the executive board) comprised of:

  • President
  • Three Vice-Presidents
  • Immediate Past President

For the second year of the two year term, a president elect will be selected by the congregation at the annual meeting. This individual may or may not be one of the vice-presidents.

The operating board is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Temple. This frees up the Board of Trustees to tackle matters of greater importance and look at the congregation from a "10,000 foot view." They also have more time to discuss philosophical matters as they map the future of the congregation.

The Temple treasurer and secretary positions are appointed by the president. They are not members of the operating board, unless they also happen to be a vice-president.

Board of Trustees:

  • Amy Ostrow
  • Edie Landman
  • Helayne Sherman
  • Janice Berman
  • Judy Sernick
  • Larry Cieply
  • Mary Kaneti
  • Melissa Popour
  • Sylvia Herman

Important Temple Documents: