GET TO KNOW OUR BOARD

Our 2019-2020 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the management and administration of the affairs of the congregation. The Board is comprised of volunteer members of the congregation who are willing to give their time in order to assure that the temple fulfills its mission of providing its congregants with a superior religious, educational, and cultural experience in a warm & welcoming environment. The Board of Directors is elected by the congregation at its annual congregational meeting. Working  through a variety of committees, the Board plans and organizes various programs and manages the assets and property of the temple. We're fortunate to have superb lay leadership who are committed to the temple.

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David Chaifetz  President

David has been President of TBS since January 2018. He has been active in the Sarasota Jewish community for many years, and currently serves on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and the local chapter of Jewish National Fund. He also is on the national Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee, the National Council of AIPAC, and is co-chair with his wife, Edith, of the Sarasota  AIPAC group.  David is a former Board Chair of the Sarasota Opera and remains a member of the Opera Board. David and Edith are full time residents of Sarasota. They have three children and eight grandchildren.

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Eric Faerber                Vice President

Eric Faerber is the current Vice President of Temple Beth Sholom. Originally from South Africa, he and his wife lived in Boston and Philadelphia for over 40 years during their professional careers. Since joining the congregation three years ago, he has served on the Board of Directors for the past two years. He is the chair of the Programming and Education Committee and the TBS historian. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Temple Beth Sholom Men's Club.

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Stan Mitchell              Board Secretary

After serving as a Religious School Director for 30 years (10 in Salem, MA and 20 in Omaha, NE) and retiring to Sarasota, it did not take long for Stan to become active in TBS. He has been a Ritual Committee member for several years, on the Board of Directors for 5 ½ years (the last 2 as Board Secretary), and has led various Shabbat and holiday services and reading Torah. The synagogue was his life pre-retirement and continues to be post-retirement.  

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Sheldon Goldklang    Treasurer

Sheldon Goldklang and his wife Shelley moved from Westchester County, New York to Lakewood Ranch in 2009.  He became a founding member of the Jewish Club at LWR, whose mission was to bring Jewish cultural, educational, and social traditions to the Jewish residents of the community.  He served on the Board of Directors, Legal Committee, and was Treasurer during his tenure with the club. He and Shelley joined Temple Beth Sholom in 2014 and he became a member of the Governance committee. In 2017 he was elected to the Board of Directors and in 2018 he was elected Treasurer. He continues to serve in all three capacities as well as chair the Finance committee. Sheldon and Shelley are now full time residents of Lakewood Ranch.  They have three sons and two grandchildren. 

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Jeff Cohen

Jeff is originally from Baltimore Maryland. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in Memphis, Tennessee where he met his wife, Fran. He formed group practice in Northeastern Maryland and practiced for 42 years. Jeff & Fran raised two sons and are blessed with three beautiful grandchildren. He is a past president of Harford Jewish Center in Maryland. They have been members of TBS since 2016. Jeff also serves on the cemetery grounds committee. 

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Marsha Eisenberg

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Judy Lebowich

Judy has a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Maryland. During her professional career, she served as an Information Management Specialist for the Department of Agriculture and at the Environmental Protection Agency as an Environmental Protection Specialist. She joined TBS in November 2003. Since then she has been involved as a library volunteer, Sisterhood Treasurer and President, and Temple Treasurer.

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Roslyn Mazur

Ros served on many boards over the years including the Sarasota Jewish Federation, Women’s Philanthropy Board, Jewish National Fund, and Temple Beth Sholom . She was a Woman of Valor in 2012 and a recipient of the Kipnis/Friedland Award in 2016. She also founded the Women’s Giving Circle in 2012. 

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Joel Servetz

Joel previously served on the BOD and as Membership Chairman at Temple Neve Shalom in Metuchen, NJ. In addition to the TBS BOD, he is Past President of the Men's Club and serves as chairman of the Security Committee and as a member of the Adult Continuing Education Committee.

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Iris Nahemow