Kol Ami is represented by a Board of Directors responsible for the general management of the affairs of the congregation and for overseeing matters of policy. The Board, which meets on a monthly basis, consists of a maximum of 16 elected members, each serving a two-year term from July to June.

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Board of Directors, 2014-15

Executive
Mark Wolpert President
Nicole Arnold First Vice President

Caryn Silver

Second Vice President

Aviv Haras

Treasurer
Heather Berger  Board Secretary
     
     
Board Members
Elliot Miller
David Bernstein

Ben Burko

Kim Ades
David Katz
Elaine Page
Jeff Haymer
Jeff Bornstein
     
Tal Schierau  Past President
Raphael Caruso  TAKAY President
     
Ex-Officio
Rabbi Micah Streiffer      Rabbi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rachelle Shubert Cantorial Soloist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Judy Silver Director of Education This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ella Mendelovitz
Office Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kathy Stein
Past President
Jessica Franzini TAKAY President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Board duties include partnering with clergy and staff and acting as the liaison to (and sometimes the chair of) taskforces and congregational committees. Portfolios encompass many of Kol Ami’s activities, such as ritual policy and practices; lifelong learning and education; social and festival events; social action initiatives; communication and membership; financial management and governance.

The Board of Directors also elects specific Officers from among the Board members. The list of elected Officers is as follows:

  1. President
  2. First Vice President
  3. Second Vice President
  4. Treasurer
  5. Secretary

These Officers, plus the Past President and the Rabbi, form the Executive Committee. This committee assists the Board in setting long-term goals and strategies as well as identifying key issues for action and policies for approval by the Board. There are also ex-officio (non-voting) members of the Board, which include the Immediate Past President, the Rabbi, the Cantorial Soloist, the Director of Education, the Office Manager, presidents of auxiliaries like the youth group and past presidents of the Congregation.

Kol Ami has a constitution and documented bylaws that are reviewed as needed. The articles of the constitution provide guidance on most congregational governance matters, including definition of membership, direction concerning meetings and elections, and duties of the Board and the Executive.