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Board of Trustees






Matt Lewis



Vice President

Chava Neiditch




Nachi Friedman




Larry Beck   



Rabbi Norm Schloss   


Membership Trustee

Dr. Yaakov Berendt




Josh Joel



Fundraising Trustee

Rabbi Doron Silverman



Building Trustee

Yonasan Gavant



Early Childhood Development     

Elisa Ellman



Programming Trustee

Ariella Kay



Youth Trustee

Rachel Rabin



Board Members

Matt Lewis - President

Chief Executive Officer of the Congregation and
Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Chava Neiditch - Vice President

Ex-officio member of all standing committees. Chair of the Personnel Committee. Serves on the Finance Committee. Responsible for the strategic plans of the Congregation.

Nachi Friedman - Treasurer

Responsible for all financial aspects of Beth Jacob, including formulating policies regarding dues and building fund, supervising collection of all financial obligations owed to the Shul, budgeting and presentation of monthly financial statements.

Larry Beck - Secretary

Record all meetings of the membership, the Executive Committee, the Board, and the Congregation. Chair of the By-Laws Committee and Policies Committee.

Rabbi Norm Schloss -  Trustee-at-Large

Serves as the Board contact with ancillary organizations, such as the Sisterhood, Mikvah Association and Cemetery Guardians. In this role, the At-Large Trustee makes the Board aware of what is occurring with the ancillary organizations, and brings issues concerning them to the Board from Chairs of each group on a monthly basis.

Dr. Yaakov Berendt - Membership Trustee

Responsible for all matters pertaining to the recruitment and retention of members, and the marketing of Beth Jacob Atlanta as a community that connects Jews of all backgrounds

Josh Joel - Parliamentarian

Assists the Shul in planning meetings. Provides proper procedures for the conduct of meetings. Is a resource to the chair, and assists the chair in the conduct of meetings. Reviews the Shul’s governing documents and provides an opinion as to how to proceed within the rules.

 Rabbi Doron Silverman - Fundraising Trustee

Oversees all fundraising activities within the Congregation, including creating and implementing new fundraising events. Provides strategic fundraising oversight for the Congregation.

Yonasan Gavant - Building Trustee

Responsible for the physical facility of Beth Jacob Atlanta and oversight of the ancillary properties housed on the Beth Jacob Atlanta campus. Responsible for all maintenance and repairs. Responsible for all capital projects.

Elisa Ellman - Early Childhood Development

The ECD Trustee represents the interests of the preschool administration and parent body to the Board of Trustees and is the lay leader responsible for all educational, legal, financial, and operational matters pertaining to the preschool.

Ariella Kay - Programming Trustee

Oversee and coordinate the educational and social activities of the congregation. Create and supervise a sub-committee for program development and execution. Partner with Rabbis, Executive Director, Fundraising Chair and Membership Chair

Rachel Rabin - Youth Trustee

Responsible for the Congregation’s youth activities. Oversees all youth activities and manages all youth related volunteer led activities.

Sun, April 5 2020 11 Nisan 5780