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 Board of Directors

Executive Committee 


 

Stuart Schoenburg - Hazak President

 

 

Mina Gerstenfeld - Sisterhood Co-President

     

  

Corinne Rosner - Sisterhood Co-President

     Corinne Rosner has been a Plantation resident for twenty-three years and a member at B’nai Aviv for fourteen years. Corinne is married to Jeffrey, and the mother of three daughters; Stephanie 25, Julie and Carly 22.  In addition to being involved with her family activities, she enjoys cooking, playing canasta, reading books with her book club, and working out six days a week, which includes weight training, walking, and TRX. Corinne received a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Miami, School of Law in 1990 and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations at The University of Florida in May of 1987. She is the managing partner at Corinne B. Rosner, P.A and has practiced exclusively commercial litigation and post judgment collections continuously for thirty years. Corinne dedicated her life to her family and work however, she started getting involved and volunteering with Sisterhood when she became an empty nester and her twin daughters went to college. Corinne has made many lasting friendships through her involvement with Sisterhood and thoroughly enjoys spending time with the strong, dynamic, group of women in Sisterhood. 

Jack Fintz - Men's Club  President

      Jack is a lifelong “local” having been born, raised and educated in South Florida. He is an extremely proud product of South Florida Jewish education having been a student at Landow Yeshiva, Hillel and Hebrew Academy. Jack and his wife, Betsy, joined B’nai Aviv almost 20 years ago shortly after 1st moving to Weston and having their 1st child. They are extremely proud parents of three, Robin, Aaron, and Allison. They have all attended Bnai’s pre-school and religious school as well have been very active in all of B’nai Aviv’s Youth groups. They have all been Bar and Bat Mitzvah’d at B’nai with Rabbi Watstein and Cantor Bill including an amazing Bat Mitzvah Israel trip with Rabbi Watstein. Jack has also served in various B’nai Aviv board positions in the past as well as in varying positions and involvement with Goodman JFS and the Jewish Federation of Broward. When not serving his community, Jack and Betsy manage their own CPA Firm headquartered in Plantation, FL. Jack is also very committed to his professional community as he actively serves his local FICPA chapter and through his involvement with EO (Entrepreneur’s Organization). He also greatly enjoys family road trips and his many years of participation in the YMCA’s Y Princess and Y Guide programs. 

Rich Cohen - Long Range Planning/Business Network

Rich Cohen served as President of B’nai Aviv for the past 2 years and has been a member assuming various roles for over 13 years. Prior to joining B’nai Aviv, Rich was a member of several synagogues located in Ohio and New Jersey as his career took him to different places. Today, Rich is President and General Counsel of Corporate Creations International Inc., a registered agent services provider. Rich has more than 36 years of legal, business and consulting experience focused on providing the most efficient legal services to his clients. Rich has been recognized as an AV Preeminent rated attorney every year since 1998.

Rich has served on the Corporate Counsel Advisory Board of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and is the Editor in Chief of The Electricity Journal. He is a recipient of the Corporate Legal Times Distinguished Legal Service Award. He has served as President of Association of Corporate Counsel Central Ohio, on the Board of Advisors for Bryan University, and as Co-Chair of the Mass Tort Subcommittee of American Bankruptcy Institute. Rich is a member of Ohio State Bar Association and an authorized house counsel in Florida. He graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo and from University of Akron School of Law.

Rich and his wife, Lisa, of 37 years reside in Weston.

Ivan Doobrow - Security

My family and I have been members of the synagogue for approximately 15 years. Both of my daughters attended religious school and had their Bat Mitzvahs at B’nai Aviv. I currently have over 24 years in law enforcement.  I have been part of various specialized units during my career. I have been involved in the planning and security for various large events. 

Baylene Wacks Feldman - ECEC/Israeli Affairs

Synagogue life has been central to my upbringing, having participated in weekly Shabbat services and volunteered as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor, involved in Kadima and USY, while at Beth Ahm Israel. A David Posnack Hebrew Day School alum and former Camp Ramah Darom staffer, I am excited to make my way back home to South Florida after studying and working in Washington, D.C., Israel and most recently, New York City. Now, as part of the B’nai Aviv family, we hope to immerse our children in Jewish communal involvement. Our daughters, who both received their Hebrew names at B’nai Aviv, are thriving in ECEC and Camp B’nai Aviv.  Having spent most of my professional career working at AIPAC, I am proud to be a part of a synagogue community that maintains the importance of Israel and a strong U.S.-Israel relationship as a core value.  

Howard Friedlander - Communications

 

Jessica Genet - Israeli Affairs/Social Action 

Jessica currently lives in Hollywood, FL with her husband, Larry, and three young children, Michael (age 7), Eliana (age 3) and Zachary (age 1). She is originally from Long Island, New York and her husband grew up in Miami Beach. Their children attend the Posnack Jewish Day School and DP JCC Preschool. Jessica deeply values being Jewish and is passionate about helping our community. She hopes to lead by example for her children and instill in them a strong Jewish identity, spiritual connection, and commitment to community service. Jessica is also a Zionist and lover of all things Israel. The Genets have close family ties to Israel and took their children to Israel for the first time in December 2019. Professionally, Jessica wears a few different hats. After completing her undergraduate at Wesleyan University, she received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami and worked for years doing therapy, teaching and clinical research in the areas of eating disorders and resilience. Jessica currently run a consulting business where she implements systems to improve client relationships for real estate professionals. She also volunteers time throughout the year in support of multiple Jewish organizations and was a first-time attendee at the AIPAC Policy Conference in 2020.

Brian Gotkin - Social Action/Israeli Affairs


I was born in New York, but grew up in Hollywood Florida.  I have been a member of B’nai Aviv for the past 8 years and was previously a member of Beth Ahm Israel.  We moved to B’nai Aviv the same year that Rabbi Watstein joined the synagogue.  I have been married to my wife, Gina since 1997.  We met when I was doing my Internal Medicine Residency in Chicago.  We have two children, Matthew age 18 and Sara age 16, and  they had a B’nai Mitzvah at B’nai Aviv 5 years ago.  My son Matthew is now getting ready to attend the University of Wisconsin in Madison and my daughter Sara is finishing up her junior year in high school.  I have been practicing Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine in Hollywood since 2000 and am on staff at Memorial Healthcare System.  We enjoy travelling with the kids every summer.  I am excited to join the B’nai Aviv Board and become more active in the synagogue.  Through unfortunate events this past year, I have gotten to know many of the minyanaires and look forward to maintaining those relationships.

Sharon Horowitz - Fundraising/Adult Education

Torah, Israel and the Jewish People are at the core of who I am.   Meeting so many members at B'nai Aviv who also strive for these important concepts has been an exciting journey for me and for my family.  As a Jewish communal executive, engaging in the Jewish world has allowed for both creativity and dedication.  Whether it be as a founder of the March of the Living, creator of new initiatives as the Director of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, or the more than 30 times in Poland and Israel, the synagogue is the most important gatekeeper for Jewish living today.  It is my hope to be able to bring my experience in the Jewish world to this wonderful community of B'nai Aviv.

Erica Kaplan - Membership

Erica Kaplan is a newer member of our congregation joining B'nai Aviv in 2019 when she and her family moved to Florida from Virginia Beach, VA. She had lived in Longmeadow, MA prior to that. Erica is married to Scott Kaplan and they have 2 daughters, Liora, 16 and Eden, 13 who just celebrated her Bat Mitzvah at B'nai Aviv. Erica works as a speech language pathologist at Memorial  Rehabilitation Hospital. 

Dale Kotler - Membership

Dale has been a Weston resident for 21 years and a member of B'nai Aviv for 17 years. She and her husband, Mark, have raised their 4 children at the synagogue, from Baby Namings, ECEC, Religious School and USY.

Throughout the years, Dale has served on the ECEC, Religious School, and Gala Committees, and has been a board member. She was most recently Membership Vice President.

Seth Lubin - Parliamentarian

Seth is a past president of B’nai Aviv and a 13 year member of the Board. He lives and works in Weston as an attorney focusing on property tax appeals, estate planning, corporate services and data privacy and security law. He has been married to his wife Lucy for the past 21 years and has three “children”; Noah (28), a physician in South Florida, Jonah (18) who will soon be attending Rice University in the Fall as a freshman, and Leah (15), a rising Junior at NSU University School. Aside from synagogue life, Seth enjoys playing and watching football, going to the theatre, playing board games with the family, streaming movies and searching for the best onion rings in United States. Seth is honored to once again be able to represent the members of B’nai Aviv on the Board. 

 

Joel Rosenbluth - Finance/Ritual/Business Network 

Joel currently lives in Weston and has worked 25 years in the cruise industry in financial, marketing & operational positions. He has been coming to B'nai Aviv since early 1998. His 2 children attended BA Hebrew School and his son currently serves in the IDF. Joel has served on the Ritual Committee approximately 15 years and currently serve as Gabbai. He also served as a trustee in the 1990s at a synagogue in New Jersey, including several years as Ritual Committee Chair. Joel has a BA from Rowan University & MBA from University of Virginia.

Karen Saster - Israeli Affairs

Karen Saster moved to Weston 20 years ago when she and Jeffrey married, and they quickly became active members of B’nai Aviv.  Jeffrey had been a founding member, Karen took on Sisterhood responsibilities and daughter Jennifer assumed leadership roles in USY.  Karen retired from her guidance counselor position with MDCPS in 2006 and worked part-time for Nova University and FISP.  She then became a fulltime volunteer for community agencies including Broward Jewish Federation, CAJE, Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Women’s Foundation and AIPAC.  As a staunch supporter of Israel, Karen has chaired the Israel and Overseas committee at Federation, been on the Israel and Overseas Impact team for years and recently completed the AIPAC Women’s Leadership Institute. At B’nai Aviv she has been the Israel Affairs Chair for four years and joined the board last year.  She wants to continue to bring meaningful Israel programming to B’nai Aviv as well as support direct contact between members of B’nai Aviv and Israelis through the Broward/Nesher partnership.

Todd Weissman - Marketing 

I am a Chicago native who has lived in Weston for the past 3 years with my wife, Pam, and children, Noah (10), Miriam (8) and Sam (5).  We absolutely love the community and all that it has to offer.  In my professional life, I am the Director of Sales for Effectv, a company that is a part of the Comcast Advertising family.  Effectv specializes in providing targeted advertising solutions to local companies through our linear television and digital platforms.  I look forward to serving on the Board and helping make B'nai Aviv be a great place for years to come.

Thu, October 28 2021 22 Cheshvan 5782