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 Board of Directors

Executive Committee 


 

Stanley & Joan Cohen - Hazak Co-Presidents

 

Stan and Joan have been active members of B'nai Aviv for the past eighteen years. Stan   has served on the Ritual, Education, and Adult Education committees and on the Temple Board. Joan has served as Secretary of Hazak since its inception and helped with programming, refreshments, publicity, membership. Before retiring Joan worked for the Broward Sheriff's Office and Stan was Director of Education at two local temples and also served as Judaica Director at the David Posnack Jewish Day School. We are looking forward to a very successful year with dynamic programming at Hazak.

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

     

  

 

Lauren Alperstein - Israeli Affairs/Social Action 

Lauren is a South Florida native and practices exclusively Marital & Family Law at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP in Hollywood, Florida. She is married to Ian Alperstein, a fellow attorney, and has two beautiful children, Jonathan (7) and Rose (4).  Lauren is an active member in the community.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Broward County where she is the Co-Chair of the Community Relations Council, Co-Chair of the PJ Library/Family Engagement Committee, and is a Women’s Philanthropy Board Member.  In addition to her work with Federation, she is an Executive Board Member at the David Posnack JCC and is an active member of the David Posnack Jewish Day School PTO.  Lauren was recently appointed by the Broward County Commission to serve on the Committee on the Status of Women for Broward County.   Lauren grew up seeing her grandparents and parents actively engaged in their respective synagogues and understands the vital role a synagogue plays in the Jewish community.  She is looking forward to carrying on what her family has instilled in her and making a difference at B’nai Aviv.

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.

 

Gregg Goldstein - Marketing/Youth 

Gregg is a Plantation resident, husband to Margot and father of six-year-old twin boys, Evan and Myles who love Devorim and Hebrew School. Since graduating Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY) in 2003, Gregg's professional career has been consulting with small and medium sized businesses across the country on their marketing strategies and then implementing those concepts. Since Gregg doesn't know how to sit still and relax, he also serves on various boards throughout Broward County including Leadership Broward, Florida Children's Theatre and the Exceptional Theater Company. At B'nai Aviv, he served on the 25th Anniversary Gala Committee and has recently been involved with the Men's Club. Gregg looks forward to meeting synagogue members and getting to know many of you on a personal level.

Corinna Black Kushner - Membership

     

My family and I have been   members of B'nai Aviv for over 18 years. My son Ryan, started at 16 months in the preschool. He is   now graduating high school and going off to college- go Noles! He is still close with the friends he made going through preschool and Hebrew school, and some of my closest friends are those parents. There is a comradery that is fostered at B'nai Aviv, and that is why to this day, we still remain very active, even my incredible husband, Mark is on the board. In my spare time, I love playing canasta with the girls, traveling and cooking. My baking abilities can be tasted many Shabbats at the Onegs. I loves being involved with Sisterhood and have a big appreciation for all the wonderful women who are always very supportive and dedicated to ensuring the success of the organization. I encourage all the ladies to get involved, we have so much to offer- it's never too late!

Mark Kushner - Parliamentarian

Andy Lessem - Men's Club 

  Andy Lessem has been a Weston resident and member at B'nai Aviv for 19 years. He is a current Board Member and previous multi year Men's Club President. Andy is an active gym, outdoor and sports enthusiast and spends his free time with his 3 children, all of whom grew up at B'nai Aviv.

Bruce Levy - Security Co-Chair

A veteran of the Israeli Air Force who participated in the Yom Kippur war, Bruce has being active with the Jewish community in South Florida since graduating from Washington University in St Louis.  The Jewish Federation, Jewish National Fund, Jewish Family Service and Israel bonds are among several of his favorite organizations.

An immediate past chairman of Aipac in Broward and a member of Aipac National Council have been his most recent activities. He has been a member of B'nai Aviv since it’s founding.

What he is truly proud of is his recent involvement with teaching the B'nai Aviv ECEC children how to garden and grow vegetables !

Elaine Novick - Adult Education

Elaine Novick was born and raised in Miami. She earned her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Florida. She spent many years as a full time mom to Jennifer, Ari and Joshua, and is now a part time volunteer for JAFCO. She joined B'nai Aviv in 2015 when Beth Ahm Israel became a part of the B'nai Aviv family. 

 

Joel Rosenbluth - Finance/Ritual 

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.

Rosalyn Sanders - Youth

Served on the Board for 14 years as VP of Youth. Having the honor to serve on the Board and work with Todd in the Youth Department is truly rewarding. My kids went through the youth programs, and met life long friends and had amazing experiences and later became youth advisors. I’ve been active in the fundraising aspect for the David Lindenbaum Scholarship Fund, in memory of our beloved David Lindenbaum. These funds help send our Youth who are involved in Kadima and USY to programs that promote leadership, bonding as well as trips to Israel, March of the Living, and Camp Ramah and more. As to my career, I work in a Law Firm in Plantation and have been there for 23 years as a Real Estate Paralegal and Legal Assistant.

This year my position at B’nai Aviv is a general Board Member. I’m proud to serve on the Board. I’m enjoying all the virtual events and meetings. It is truly special to be a part of the B’nai Aviv Family.

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.

 

Peter Weinstein - Israeli Affairs/Adult Education 

Peter, Randi (his wife) and their 3-boys [Zachary (24), Eric (21) and Ryan (17)] have lived in Weston for 24 years.  A Gator undergrad and 30-year trial lawyer by profession (Nova), Peter has been actively involved as a board member and in other various capacities with a local Cooper City shul for the last 20 years. Last winter, after exploring his roots in Israel with Momentum, Peter is back home at B’nai Aviv and looks forward to getting more deeply involved with our membership to ensure our prosperous future. He also plays Canasta (but not very well).

 

Oren Zadik - Israeli Affairs/Adult Education 

Oren is a proud member of B’nai Aviv. He and his mother attended the synagogue since he was twelve years old to say Kaddish for his father and brother, and as a result the synagogue and its community have been a big part of his life. Oren had his wedding with his wife Arielle and their aufruf at B’nai Aviv, the service for his mother's funeral, and both of his sons’ brises at BA as well. He works as a mechanical engineer but the job he is most proud of is being an Abba to his three children; Naomi, Judah, and Shai. Oren is very grateful and humbled to be nominated for the Board at B’nai Aviv and looks forward to working with all.

Fri, August 7 2020 17 Av 5780