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Board of Trustees

OFFICERS (2023-2024)

Honi Sanders, Presidenthas had ties to Tremont Street since before he could read.  He is an Alef-Bet graduate and Simchat Torah shoulder dancer. He has led or leyned at all of the minyans in the congregation. Honi really appreciates that we are unique in containing multiple practices in one community, as well as multi-generational relationships that are hard to build elsewhere. When he's not at shul, he is a neuroscience postdoc studying learning in rodents.


 Tom Miller, First Vice President, Originally from Baltimore, Tom attended college in Cambridge and moved back in 2020. He has a PhD in Classics but is (for now) a lawyer. A convert to Judaism, Tom loves the diversity of TBS and wants the shul to continue to be a welcoming community for Jews of all backgrounds.

 

Linda Kasten, Second Vice President, has served as President twice, and is active in many areas of the shul, including the kiddush committee and coordinating the Shabbat morning egal minyan and chesed committees. 

 

Brian Eisenstein, Treasurer, a past president, works in downtown Boston in finance. Among other things, he has co-written the Purim Shpiel for many years and has a reputation as the badchan (shtickmeister/funny guy) at friends' weddings. He plans a road trip every summer to see a baseball stadium he has not seen and at least one State he has not yet visited and is working on a book about baseball.

Lieba Savitt, Assistant Treasurer

 

 

 


BOARD OF TRUSTEES (2024-2025)

 Sarah Adelman 

 

 

 

Dani Carrus has been living in the Cambridge Community for 10 years and has been involved in many aspects of Jewish life in Camberville. If you want to know more, try and find her in the Where's Waldo world of TBS Kiddush and ask! She's always happy to chat. 

 


Sarit Eisen  has been attending TBS since she moved to Cambridge in 2019, and is a coordinator for Friday night services at the shul. She is a software engineer at Google and enjoys calligraphy, dance, and learning languages.

 

 Brian Fried 

 

 

 

Rachel Goldberg  has been part of the TBS community since her oldest child enrolled at Alef Bet in 2007. She has been involved with Minyan Tehillah since its founding and leyns there regularly. Originally from Miami Beach, Rachel is an editor, content developer, and lifelong book lover. She lives with her husband, Brian Sokol, and their children, Lia, Molly, and Nathan.

 Ariel Kagedan 

 

 

 

 Steve Lewis Steve has a history with TBS going back many decades, while living in Newton and raising his three daughters. As of a few years ago, he now lives down the block in Inman Square, and in addition to attending TBS and its many activities, Steve enjoys sailing on the Charles, attending Groupmuse concerts, and performances by various small opera companies around town.  Professionally, Steve is a Disaster-Recovery planner, and is always interested in sharing disaster stories.

Jamie Lichtenstein

 

 

 

Katherine McDaniel 

 

 

 

Elana Pogal has been a TBS attendee since she moved to Camberville in 2021 for graduate school. During the day, she oversees Hillel Council of New England's fundraising strategy and operations. She holds an MBA and an MA in Jewish Professional Leadership from Brandeis University. 

 

Lee Rosenthal 

 

 

 

 Jacob Sims Speyer 

 

 

 

Peter Squires is the chair of the Ritual Committee. Peter teaches math at Mother Caroline Academy, and sings with the Zamir Chorale of Boston. He is married to Linda Kasten and is the father of Si and Itai Squires-Kasten.

 

 

Oren Weisberg 

 

 

 

Joe Zissman, has lived in Cambridge and attended TBS for ten years. Along with several others on the Board, he has seen the community revitalize its Friday Night services and First Friday Potluck after the Pandemic. He is in his fifth year serving on the Board and currently chairs the Bylaws Committee after two years as a Vice President. Joe works in Medford as a Transportation Planner.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – LIFE MEMBERS

   Ed Kahn, a long time member, currently lives in North Hampton.

 

 

 

Ted Kaptchuk  is a Professor of Medicine and Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School. He has attended Tremont Shul since the end of the 70’s and been a board member for over 40 years.

 

 

Linda Kasten has served as President twice, and is active in many areas of the shul, including the kiddush committee and coordinating the Shabbat morning egal minyan and chesed committees. 

 

 

Barbara Model, currently First Vice President, is a long-time member of our congregational leadership who also chairs the Tremont Street Shul's Kiddush committee, and serves on our Building Committee. 

 

 

Arnold Reinhold has been a member since 1991, and a past president. He grew up in Washington Heights, Manhattan and came to Cambridge to go to graduate school. He currently chairs our Building Committee

 

 

James Carolan has been a Tremont Street Shul member for nearly 25 years and has served on the board in various roles. Born in Texas and raised in Northern California, James came to Boston for graduate school and has now lived in Cambridge longer than anywhere else. He does computer systems work for a Boston/Cambridge engineering firm and has traveled the world on various projects, including one in Israel. He loves things that roll -- including cycling and autocross (sorry electrified-car owners, he still loves dinosaur-powered cars).

Paul Weiss is a native of Brooklyn NY, but has lived in the Boston area since 1977, when he came to Cambridge to attend MIT, so at this point much more of a Bostonian than New Yorker. He, along with his wife Ruth Weinrib and daughter Anja have been members since Anja was at Alef-Bet, back around 1991 or so. Anja now lives in Brooklyn -- go figure! Paul has been involved in shul leadership way too long and has served as president twice. He is a software engineer working at Google.

PREVIOUS PRESIDENT

Josef Messer,  moved to Cambridge in 2007 after Graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.    Immediately following that move Josef joined The Tremont Street Shul family and hasn’t been happier since. Growing up Josef was always involved in Shul leadership from an early age. That has not changed,  the past ten years serving on the board of trustees, Vice President and President again for a second term. Josef is involved in the kiddush committee as well as helping to organize general operations around the building. Today Josef works as General Manager of Catering By Andrew, premier kosher catering in Boston. He is always ready to host you for a Shabbos or Yontif meal along with his Partner, Aaron.   

Wed, June 12 2024 6 Sivan 5784