The Members of the 2018-2019 (5778-5779) JEA Board:

Cathy Berkowitz

B'nai Torah Cong. - Mirochnick Rel. School, Boca Raton, FL

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Rachel Blatt

Beth Israel Congregation, Owings Mills, MD

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Sandy Borowsky

Orangetown Jewish Center, Orangeburg, NY

Larry Brandspiegel

Beth El Synagogue & Religious School

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Debbie Deutsch

Congregation Etz Chaim, Marietta, GA
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Aliza Drumm

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL

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Joshua Fineblum

Temple of Aaron, St. Paul, MN
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Elisha frumkin

Congregation Beth El, Bethesda, MD
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Yaffa Fuchs

Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, NJ

Alicia Gejman

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL
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Lesley Goldenberg

Sutton Place Synagogue-Jackson Rel. Schl, New York, NY

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Betty Golub

Heska Amuna Religious School, Knoxville, TN

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Rebecca Gordon

Congregation Gesher L'Torah, Alpharetta, GA

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nancy Gorod

Congregation Shearith Israel, Atlanta, GA

Eliyahu Krigel

Congregation B'nai Emunah, Tulsa, OK
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Marshall Kupchan

West Suburban Temple Har Zion, River Forest, IL
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Keri Loventhal

Valley Beth Shalom - Etz Hayim Learning Center, Encino, CA
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Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El - EC Ctr, Wynnewood, PA 
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Cindy Saper

Beth Israel Congregation, Ann Arbor, MI
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Charles Sherman

Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation, Northfield, IL

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Lisa Stein

Midway Jewish Center, Syosset, NY

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Bios of Some JEA Board Members:


 Charlie Sherman

 Charlie ShermanCharlie Sherman joined the Am Yisrael community in 2010 as the School Director. Charlie is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary's joint program with Columbia University for his undergraduate studies. He received a BA in Bible from JTS and a BA in Religion from Columbia. Charlie went on to receive his Master's degree in Jewish Education from JTS. Charlie comes to us with ten years experience as a teacher and director of Jewish programming at the Rodeph Sholom School in New York City. He led youth and family services and taught hundreds of students at that school and within the Rodeph Sholom Religious School. Charlie served as Educational Director at Congregation Or Zarua in New York. Charlie's most recent post was as Jewish Studies Principal at the Milwaukee Jewish Day School, a Kindergarten through 8th Grade Jewish Community Day School. Charlie is a 2005 recipient of the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education as a teacher, mentor and leader. Charlie is a member of the national board of the Jewish Educators Assembly. Charlie and his wife Laura are the proud parents of two boys, Michael, 8; and Gabe, 5. Charlie may be contacted at 847-446-7215 ext. 12 [email protected].