On March 24, 1843, while celebrating the bris of the son of Peter Spitz at his home on Fort Hill in Roxbury, the party resolved to form a congregation naming Moses Ehrlich its first President and Abraham Salig its Rabbi.— Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society. No. 12, Pub. 1904*

Starting with Moses Ehrlich elected our first president in 1843, the Board of Trustees has met uninterrupted for 170 years. We thank eighteen “chai” decades of dedicated women and men in whom our past and our future have been entrusted.

Executive Committee

Rachel Calmas, Co-President
Georgia Churilla, Co-President
Susan Elsbree, Vice President
Louis Goldman, Vice President
Jeremy Grossman, Vice President
Richard Snyder, Vice President
Jason Soderblom, Acting Treasurer
Mathew Simonson, Recording Secretary

Board Members

Term ending 2018:
Hu Caplan
Denise Karlin
Jeffrey Katz
Roger Lipson
Martin (Chip) Shore

Term ending 2019:
Saul Feldman
Karen Lasser
Joshua Paradise
Ken Sacks
Barry Schneider

Term ending 2020:
Benjamin Berkowitz
Nancy Kasen
Paul Moghtader
Matthew Simonson
Richard Stern

Additional:
Howard Koor, Brotherhood Representative
Ann Steinberg, Sisterhood Representative

Past Presidents

Larry Green
David Leifer
Susan Whitman Helfgot
Michael Weintraub
Jesse Cochin
Leonard Davidson
Dan Deykin
Ellen Harder
William Harris
Stephen Lewenberg
Sonia Ravech

* Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society. No. 12, Pub. 1904.  Available Online.