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

Lawrence Green, President
Lauren Feldman, Vice President
Shellee Robbins, Vice President
Richard Snyder, Vice President
Jason Soderblom, Acting Treasurer
Georgia Churilla, Assistant Treasurer
Louis Goldman, Recording Secretary

Board Members

Spencer Gould – 2017
David Seldin – 2017

Hugh Caplan – 2018
Denise Karlin – 2018
Jeffrey Katz – 2018
Roger Lipson – 2018
Martin (Chip) Shore – 2018

Rachel Calmas – 2019
Saul Feldman – 2019
Jeremy Grossman – 2019
Joshua Paradise – 2019
Donna Rubinoff – 2019
Barry Schneider – 2019

Past Presidents

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.