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Executive Committee

Administrative Staff                                                                       Board of Directors

President-Jamie Cohen

Jamie Cohen graduated from University of Florida with a degree in Mathematics. Before kids, she taught High School math and is currently a secondary education Math Tutor. Jamie and her husband Mitch have been Weston residents for 22 years and members of B’nai Aviv for 21 years. They have two sons who are ECEC alumni, had their Bar Mitzvahs at B’nai Aviv, and participated in the youth groups.

Jamie has been volunteering at B’nai Aviv for the past 19 years in many different positions. She is currently the President and looking forward to a wonderful year.

 

Executive Vice President-Scott Daub

 

Secretary-Heidi Klauber

Heidi Klauber graduated from University of Florida School of Accounting and Levin College of Law. She is a senior trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice specializing in bankruptcy law. Prior to joining B'nai Aviv, Heidi was very active in Beth Ahm Israel of Cooper City, serving as Education Vice President and Executive Vice President. As Executive Vice President, Heidi served as the Chair of the merger committee and strategic planning committee. Heidi, along with the Boards of both synagogues worked tirelessly to create a smooth and successful merger.

Since the merger, Heidi has been actively involved at B'nai Aviv in Adult Education, having served as Chairperson. She, along with her committee, successfully planned the Andrew Silvershein Memorial Concert and Scholar in Residence weekend held in 2016 and the annual Progressive Learning Experience, currently entering its third year. Heidi is married and has two college aged children.

Treasurer-Mitch Morgan

Mitch and his wife Pam moved from Miami to Weston in 2002 and they have been members of B’nai Aviv ever since. B’nai Aviv has been a vital part of their family’s life and they have had the pleasure and honor of seeing all three of their daughters have their Bat Mitzvah at B’nai Aviv.

This is Mitch’s first time serving on the temple’s board of directors. Mitch is a CPA and a principal at Imber & Company, PA, located in Hollywood, Florida.

Immediate Past President-Richard Cohen

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.

VP Communications and Marketing - Jonathan Andron

Jonathan and his family joined B'nai Aviv as part of the Beth Ahm Israel merger in 2015.  He continues his roll as Communications Vice President, a roll he served for 5 years at BAI.  At B'nai Aviv he spearheaded the effort in 2016 to overhaul the synagogue website. Currently he has directed the move to Shulcloud (a dynamic synagogue management software system). Professionally he has been a software developer at the University of Miami Medical School for the past 37 years. He and his wife Jill live in Cooper City and have three sons (Joshua, Elijah, and David) 

Vice President ECEC-Karen Burk

I was born and raised in South Florida. I have my master’s degree in School Guidance and Counseling. I love making a positive difference in people’s lives. I currently live in Pembroke Pines with my husband and 2 beautiful children.

Make It A Great Day Or Not …the Choice Is Yours.

Vice President Education- Brandon Diamond

Brandon Diamond has a PhD in Science Education from the University of Miami, along with two Masters Degrees. He has been in education for over 16 years, and has been a religious school teacher and principal. He is currently the Director of Academics at David Posnack Jewish Day School.

Brandon and his wife, Michelle, both grew up at Beth Ahm Israel and have two children in B'nai Aviv's religious school.

Vice President Fundraising-David Smith

 

Vice President Membership-Dale Kotler

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 is now currently Membership Vice President.

Vice President Personnel-Robin Kaye

 

Vice President Ritual-Joe Schimmel

Joe and his wife, Heather, are both South Florida natives, and have lived in Pembroke Pines since 1999.  Their children have all attended David Posnack Jewish Day School, and Camp Ramah Darom.   Joe and Heather were members of Beth Ahm Israel prior to its merger with B’nai Aviv, and Joe served Beth Ahm Israel as both Membership Vice President and Ritual Vice President. Joe is a practicing tax and estate planning attorney.

Vice President Youth - Jack Alboukrek

I have been a member of Bnai Aviv for four years and am looking forward to making our synagogue the right community for my family. I have been involved in Conservative synagogues all my life either as a youth director or as a lay leader on the Board of Directors.

I look forward to sharing my passion and energy with my newly found home here at B'nai Aviv. I am excited to learn from experiences of other leaders and also lead by example to ensure that our Kehillah will be here for our children and future generations.

Thu, October 22 2020 4 Cheshvan 5781