VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP

 

 

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Dorit Ben-Gal
Bruce Hillenberg
Max Lark
Alan Levy
Alex Lumelsky
Sarah Markowitz
Mary Monahan
Cathy Radner
Fran Shor

Paul Caradonna, Immediate Past President

 

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD

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Ned Greenberg, President

Ned and his wife Elisa have been temple members since 2005. All three of their children have been through Sunday school and had a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at our congregation. Ned graduated from Southfield Lathrup High School, received his B.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. Ned currently is president of DataNet Quality Systems, a software company located in Southfield. Ned has served on the boards of Forgotten Harvest, Gleaners Community Food Bank, the Jewish Community Council and other civic and charitable organizations.

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Elaine Fieldman, Vice-President

Elaine has been a congregational member since 1995 and is the current Vice President. After practicing law for about 25 years, she retired from the firm of Barris Sott Denn & Driker. Elaine has served as a board member of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, JVS, Lighthouse Path and the Michigan State University College of Law. Elaine’s daughter, Erika Sims, was bat mitzvahed at the Temple. She and her husband, Marcel Kooi, recently moved from Philadelphia to Columbus Ohio.

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Dan Schechter, Treasurer

Dan and his family joined the congregation in 2007 and have found it a welcoming home and a source of friendship, learning and service. He served on the Temple board 2010-2012 and the Temple Investment Committee 2013- present, chairing the committee for the last two years. By day, Dan works as a civil and environmental engineer for a global engineering firm and help cities with their drinking water, wastewater, and water pollution problems. He grew up on Chicago's south side and moved to Michigan in 1999. His wife Laura Castleman and children Nathan and Heather Liliana are all involved in our community.

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Suzanne Paul, Secretary

Suzanne and her husband Charlie Paul have been associated with the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (formerly the Birmingham Temple) for 50 years – which also coincides with the number of years they have been married.  Suzanne was active in CHJ throughout the 70’s and early 80’s. In 1988, after completing her studies at the Humanist Institute and doing a year long internship at the Ann Arbor Unitarian Universalist Church, she began a 29-year career as a Humanist Leader/Minister in five local UU congregations. Since her retirement in 2016, she is happy to return to participating in CHJ. Most recently she has served on the CHJ Board and been a member of the Engagement Committee and Daytimers.