Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of JRC. The Board is composed of an Executive Committee and a General Board. It’s members meet monthly to discuss broad issues of budget and finance, personnel, member services, and education and social action within the context of Jewish values. The Board is elected every May by the congregation.

Monthly meetings are open to all congregants wishing to attend by contacting the president in advance.

JRC Board of Directors for 2018-2019

President Sandy Spatz Email: [email protected]
President Elect  Elliot Frolichstein-Appel  
Vice Presidents    
Administration Rich Katz  
Financial Development Joel Gratch  
Education Debi Lewis  
Tikkun Olam Jonathan Goldman  
Ritual Practices Marla Baker  
Strategic Development Linda Mathias Kaskel  
Membership Hannah Shearn  
Treasurer Jonathan Markowitz  
Secretary Barbara Pinzur  
Members-at-Large Julie Shufro   
  Becca Sperling  
  David Block  
  Robert Israelite   
  Diane Pezanoski  
  Adam Jaffe  
Youth Member Michaela Brooke  


Pursuant to changes in JRC's bylaws adopted at the March 22, 2015 special congregational meeting, the size of JRC's board of directors was reduced from 25 to 18 members, effective July 1, 2015.

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The Green Synagogue and the Pillars of Chai


In 2008, we built the first platinum LEED-certified green synagogue in North America. The construction required 18 pillars - the number in Hebrew that also means "chai" or "life." 

Now, more than ten years later, JRC has launched the Pillars of Chai Campaign to raise $4.4m to wholly own our beloved building. 


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