Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2018-02-09T12:05:15+00:00

Below is a listing of our 2018 Board of Directors:

President Helen Pinsky
Vice President David Silver
Treasurer Gary Miller
Secretary Tanyss Bugis
Board of Members Lloyd Baron
Marcus Brandt
Michael Harris
Kevan Jacobson
Peter Lutsky
Lisa Marcoe
Heather Sirlin
Jennifer Wolf

Message From Our President

Dear Congregation Beth Israel Family,

Happy secular New Year! With the arrival of 2018, my term of office as President of the Board of Directors of CBI begins. For those of you who don’t yet know me, please let me introduce myself.

My name is Helen Pinsky, and I have been a member of Beth Israel for about 22 years. I come from Winnipeg, which is possibly the coldest city in the world aside from Moscow. After I moved here, to my delight so did my family, including my parents, my brothers, and several cousins. Many of us have been and are involved in the Beth Israel family. My three sons had their bar mitzvahs here, and were active in USY. I had an adult bat mitzvah, have been on the Board for several years in the past, and have served on many committees and task forces including membership and ritual.  After some varied and interesting careers, I can now be found behind the desk as librarian of the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library at the JCC.

When I enter the synagogue these days, there’s a buzz of excitement, a hum of activity in the air. There’s also a peaceful, sacred feeling, creating a sense of wellbeing in me. I hope you feel it too. I want that sense to endure, and my hope for this year is that all of us can continue to benefit and grow within the positive energy of our synagogue.

My thanks go out to the clergy, staff and over 100 volunteers that are involved on a regular basis in helping our synagogue thrive – spiritually, educationally, physically and financially.   Thank you to all of you, who as congregants make Congregation Beth Israel what it is. May we go from strength to strength. And if you want to talk to me about anything at all, I’m available. Email me at I look forward to seeing you all – in shul.

Helen Pinsky

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