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Board of Trustees

July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

The Judea Reform Congregation Board of Trustees is the leadership body of the congregation. This group articulates a vision for the congregation and sets policy accordingly. Trustees often sit as chairs of committees.

Officers (Executive Committee)

  • President: Ziva Raney president@judeareform.org
  • Vice President: Heidi Tyson
  • Vice President: Carrie Norry
  • Treasurer: Shawn dos Santos
  • Financial Secretary: Karen O'Mansky
  • Recording Secretary: Bruce Elvin
  • Immediate Past President: Steve Simon

General Trustees

  • Marian Abernathy, Social Action Committee Chair (Sonia Laurie, Co-Chair)
  • Laura Ades, Youth Education & Family Engagement Committee Co-Chair
  • Jason Block, General Trustee
  • Nina Elvin, Durham Regional Temple Youth President
  • Mark Hainline, Building and Grounds Committee Chair
  • Lisa Josephs, Membership Committee Chair
  • Emily Katz, Adult Education Committee Co-Chair (Chip Carnathan, Co-Chair)
  • Amy Newman, Religious Practices Committee Chair
  • Alex Peroff, General Trustee
  • Betsy Polk Joseph, Youth Education & Family Engagement Committee Co-Chair/ LEAD JRC  Co-Chair
  • Carol Rosenfeld, Governance Committee Co-Chair (Ivy Hoffman, Co-Chair)
  • Wendy Ruggerio, Cemetery Board Representative
  • Rob Schneider, General Trustee
  • Aron Silverstone, General Trustee
  • Barry Silver, General Trustee
  • Scott Stauble, General Trustee
  • Mandy Summerson, Caring Community Committee Chair
  • Iris Weiss, Inclusion Committee Chair


Our Constitution serves as our framework for governance. To read our Constitution, please click here.

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