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Board of Trustees






Cliff Alsberg


Vice President

Josh Joel



Nachi Friedman



Yosef Beck    404-290-1134


Shoshana Jeter    404-713-5365

Membership Trustee

Dr. Yaakov Berendt



Larry Beck


Fundraising Trustee

Matt Lewis


Building Trustee

Yonasan Gavant


Early Childhood Development     

Kim Axelrod


Programming Trustee

Sergey Chiripko


Youth Trustee

Yakov Daniels


Board Members

Cliff Alsberg - President

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

Josh Joel - 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.

Yosef 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.

Shoshana Jeter -  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

Larry Beck - 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.

Matt Lewis - 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.

Kim Axelrod - 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.

Sergey Chiripko - 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

Yakov Daniels - Youth Trustee

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

Sun, December 16 2018 8 Teves 5779