Congregation B'nai Israel

2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 | (203) 336-1858 | |

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Congregation B’nai Israel represents a cross section of the membership, ensuring all voices are heard in synagogue governance. While it may seem that its primary duty is to oversee the financial operations of the synagogue, the more fundamental responsibility is general governance of all facets of the synagogue including worship, religious education and programming. As such, many Board members serve as committee chairs to obtain congregant input and provide suggestions to the Board. You can contact them directly by clicking on their names below. In addition to the Board, the Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers of the Board; their duty is to review matters of general interest and concern to the Board, and then make recommendations. The Executive Committee has no authority to make policy unilaterally, nor modify the approved budget. The Board may then elect to accept or reject any recommendation based upon its merits. Both the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee meet monthly.

Executive Committee:

Susan Walden President
Rich Walden 1st Vice President
Rebecca Blondin Vice President
Nina Silberman Vice President
Scott Smith Vice President
Jerry Saunders Treasurer
Jonathan Dizney Assistant Treasurer
Lori Berger Secretary
Mark Nigrosh Financial Secretary
Larry Levine Immediate Past President

There are over twenty other congregants serving on our board as trustees. Many of them serve as committee chairs. Click on any trustee’s name to send them an email.

Linda Barlaam  
Eric Broder  
Scott Casher  
Marcia Cohen  
Asher Epstein  
Anne Green  
Jonathan Green  
Judith Green Blumethal  
Eric Gross  
Jackie Madwed  
Luise Mann URJ Board
Liane May  
Anya Mezak  
Karen Montagna  
Jordan Posner  
Kelle Ruden  
Jared Selter  
Karen Spring  
Anne Tranquilli-Bausher  
Sarah Tropp-Pacelli  
Kenneth West  
Julie Winn  

It is easy to volunteer. Call the synagogue office at (203) 336-1858 or click on the name of the committee chair above and indicate your interest. The appropriate chairperson will be notified and you will be contacted.