Lay Leadership

The Board of Directors is responsible for the general management and supervision of the affairs of the congregation at Temple Rodef Shalom. The Board is comprised of officers, trustees, two at-large members elected by the congregation, the past-presidents for the previous five years, the presidents or designated representative of the Men of TRS and Women of TRS, and chairpersons of standing committees appointed by the congregation’s president. To contact a member of the board, please search the online TRS member database, the information below, or the corresponding committee page on the website for an email address.


The congregation elects the officers at the Spring Congregational Meeting every second year. Officers serve a two-year term. The elected officers include the president, president-elect, vice presidents for administration, education, membership, and programming, treasurer, assistant treasurer, secretary, and assistant secretary. Officers, except for the president-elect, serve for two-year terms. The officers for the period July 2017 – June 2018 are listed. To contact a member of the board, please search the online TRS member database, the corresponding committee page for an email address, or for the Executive Board email addresses, click the name in the chart below.


Trustees of the Temple are elected for three-year terms. Trustees are responsible for the books, papers, securities, buildings, land and other property of the congregation. The trustees also review the constitution and by-laws every three years and recommend changes to the Board and to the congregation.


President Bob Schlossberg,
Vice President, Membership
Past Presidents Andy Joskow & Barry Holt & Mindy Facenda,
Vice President, Education Amy
Vice President, Programs Jen Jacobsen,
Vice President, Administration Stephan
Treasurer  Ken
Assistant Treasurer Bob
Secretary Debbie Shrager,
Assistant Secretary John Davidson,
Trustees Cory Amron, Andy Joskow and Lynn Starr
























All standing committees are led by a chairperson or co-chairpersons appointed by the President. Each committee is responsible for a specific aspect of congregational life – administration, education, operations or programming. Congregants with specific concerns in the areas covered by a committee are encouraged to contact that committee chair/co-chair with questions or suggestions.



Administrative Ric Cooper,
Adult Education Ellen Blalock & Karen Kaplan,
Archives/Library Armand Weiss
Camp Tina Rafalovich & Debbie Feinberg,
Caring Vacant,
Israel Joanne Berkson,
Cultural Josephine LeBeau,
Development Vacant
Fine Arts Barbara Moss,
Leadership Development Vacant
Long Range Planning Cory Amron & Reyna Pratt,
Membership Vacant,
Men of TRS Jon Ginsberg & Rob Moss,
Nursery School Christine Sentner Brooks,
Religious Practices Vacant
Religious School Marcy Gessel & David Taub
Social Action Karen Hendrixson & Jeffrey Levy,
TRSTY President Benjy Kline,
Women of TRS Josie Hertz-Ackerman,
Women of TRS Bernice Porrazzo
Youth Sara Kline & Rachel Simon,
At Large Directors Jon Bernstein, Josh Kussman, Vicki Nelson, Jon Schwabish