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.

Board of Directors, 2013-2014

Executive   email
Tal Schireau
President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mark Wolpert
First Vice President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nicole Arnold

Second Vice President  

Craig Wolkoff

Treasurer  
Tracey Edelist
Secretary  
     
Board Members    
Jeff Bornstein Social  
Ian Edelist Finance Committee  

Jeff Hohenkerk

 
Aron Katz Youth  
Jay Kowal
Festival  
Lynda Levenstein
Social Action
 
Dan Mair
Membership  
Elaine Page
Adult Education
 
Brian Stutz External Communications
 
Phil Tinianov
Ritual  
Jeff Wiener Outreach  
 
Ex-Officio    
Rabbi Micah Streiffer      Rabbi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dawn Bernstein 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  
Louis Kotlyar
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 Previous President, the Rabbi and the Temple Administrator, 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 Temple Administrator, 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.