Lay Leadership

Temple Etz Chaim has always enjoyed the benefits of spirited, passionate lay leaders who are committed to the longevity and future of our community. These engaged leaders meet on a monthly basis to discuss issues and concerns pertaining to the business of TEC. Our monthly meetings are open to the community and we welcome any TEC member who chooses to attend! In June of each year, a new board is voted on and approved by the congregation at an annual Congregational Meeting. Each year, one half of the board positions change. A term runs for two years and each member may serve for up to two consecutive terms. We encourage you to join one of our meetings and have your voice be heard!

Below is our TEC Lay Leadership effective July 1, 2023:


TreasurerShira Soria
Corresponding SecretaryVacant
Recording SecretaryRachael Pugh
VP, Buildings & GroundsDan Wachs
VP, CommunicationsVacant
VP, Early Childhood EducationChad Hampton
VP, MembershipVacant
VP, Personnel and LegalJosh Hopstone
VP, Project FundingWendy Margolis*
VP, Religion & WorshipCheryl Wolf
VP, Religious School EducationAdya Riss
VP, Social ActionPam Friedman
VP, YouthIlana Sweet
Trustee, At-Large Rachel Carmona
Trustee, Bingo Arnie Blitstein
Trustee, Governance Steve Plotkin
Trustee, Programming Dan Lubetkin
Trustee, Sustainability Ely Jacobsohn
Men’s Club PresidentIrwin Barney
Women of TEC PresidentLinda Hutchings
Past President, Board MemberSherri Finn-Werber
Past President, Board MemberGary S. Katz
Past President, Board MemberMarshall Scherr
Past President, Board MemberMyles Simpson

*Past President