Staff & Board

Office Staff

  • Office Manager: Kathy Balint
  • Bookkeeper: Diana Fairbanks

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the general management and planning of the affairs, funds, records, and property of the congregation except as specified in the Temple Emek Shalom Bylaws. It acts on all matters of policy and fills all vacancies on the Board until the next congregational election. Board members serve as hosts for most congregational services, events and celebrations. Board members also serve on various congregational committees and perform other duties required for the success of our congregation as described in our mission statement.


  • Co-President – Pam Erwin
  • Co-President – Sherry Friedman
  • Co-Vice President – Ben Bellinson
  • Co-Vice President – Jeff Seideman
  • Treasurer – David Wyte
  • Recording Secretary – Melissa Grudin
  • Immediate Past President – Steve Saturen

 Board of Trustees

  • Susan Aaronson
  • Robin Heald
  • Daniel Jokelson
  • Carolyn Mandell
  • Steve Portnoy
  • Jeff Seideman
  • Laurel Shally
  • David Sherman
  • JoAnn Weisel
  • Abigail Bloom (teen rep)