A Message from the President

As I begin my term as President, I am excited about the coming year at Temple Ner Tamid.

As many in our community know, Rabbi Steven Kushner will retire in June of 2018 after having served our congregation for 37 years. The year will be full of events, some serious and some just plain fun, to pay tribute to his distinguished tenure as our Rabbi. It is an exciting time for us as we begin to search for and hire a new Rabbi and, soon after, welcome him or her into our community.

Temple Ner Tamid continues to offer a welcoming approach to Synagogue; we support and encourage people to find their entry into Judaism in a way that brings meaning and fulfillment to each individual. Temple Ner Tamid understands that not one size fits all and we offer a variety of programs, services and opportunities in which each person can participate as they choose. I encourage all current members and welcome all community members to join us at Ner Tamid to experience our open, spiritual, and musical brand of Jewish practice.

Like other faith based organizations in these times, we face pressing challenges. Temple Ner Tamid is unwavering in our commitment to Tikkun Olam, repairing the world and making it whole. That is a tall order and requires the participation of many people to make it happen. Only together can we make our congregation and the greater community around us more connected and just.

I look forward to seeing you all at Temple Ner Tamid.


Kenneth Cohen

Executive Board

Kenneth Cohen, President
Phyllis Berman, First Vice President
Brian O'Reilly, VP for Education
Eric Berlin, VP for House & Administration
Lisa Korn, VP for Membership
Jamie Bedrin, VP for Early Childhood
Matthew Schifrin, VP for Communication/Secretary
Fred Pressman, VP for Religious Living
Lori Price Abrams, VP for Tikkun Olam
Nina Tucker, VP for Planning & Development
Robyn Slutzky, VP for Finance 

Board of Trustees

3 Year Trustees
Sarah Larson
Josh Katz
Larry Rosenthal
Eric Fox
Marty Baum
Nancy Friedman

2 Year Trustees
Beryl Leffler
Oliver Miede
Dan Rivlin
Lisa Russman
Peri Smilow
Karen Yourish

1 Year Trustees
Zoe Behan
Peter Kaplan
Amy Karas Plaut
Lisa Westreich
Amy Friedman
Dan Sadowsky