2019 Officers and Directors


President Robin Wolk
Immediate Past President

Laura Blumberg

Vice President - Programming Barbra Sher
Vice President - Finance/Administration Sam Schwarzwald
Treasurer Sandy Gotlib
Clerk Beth Winograd

Board of Directors 

Freya Bernstein  

Josh Scherz

Sara Bernstein  

Sam Schwarzwald

Laura Blumberg  

Barbra Sher

Jacqueline Cohn


Michael Tichnor

Steve Gershman


Meg Umlas

Sandy Gotlib


Beth Winograd

Joy Saini Groff


Robin Wolk

Lauren Kaplan


Howard Wolke

Mark Krasnow


Larry Wolpe

Lori Kreidberg

  Debbie Yavner

Neil Meltzer



Howard Gold

Howard Rubin

Jamie Gossels

Amy Silverstein

Steve Lebovitz

Larry Sternberg

Judy Quint

Steve Wald

Jonathan Quint

Rabbi  Rabbi Louis Polisson
Rabbi Emerita Rabbi Sally Finestone

Director of Education     

Orna Sonnenschein

Office Administrator  Kimberly Yaari
Maintenance Supervisor  Oscar Vasquez

Social Action

Family Promise Volunteer Orientations
Sept. 19, 7pm, St Zepharin’s Church, 99 Main St., Wayland
Oct. 17, 7pm, Shir Tikvah, 141 Boston Post Rd, Wayland

If you are concerned about the issue of family homelessness in your community and want to make a difference, considering attending one of these volunteer orientations. 

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Oct. 20 We will cook in our own homes. Please volunteers to cook or deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. 

Patient Navigator Service

With JFS of Metrowest, this free service helps Jewish and other frail older adults living in Metrowest get to and navigate their medical appointments. More info here.

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: Oct 6 Help set up, clean up and serve a meal to homeless people at this Waltham soup kitchen. Great opportunity for children ages 8 and up and adults. Choose a Sunday.


Adult Education

Mindfulness Practice: Meditation, Chanting & Text Study
Sept. 12 (Or Atid), Sept. 19 (Beth El) & Oct. 19 (Temple Israel, Natick)

Join the Metrowest Jewish Mindfulness Community for three sessions focusing on meditation, chant, text study and prayer. Details here.

[email protected] Broads in Midrash

Mondays, starts 9/23, 10am at Or Atid 
10 session class exploring little known women whose stories are embellished in the rabbinic tradition. Details here.


World Tour of Jewish Music

Thursdays 10/17 & 10/24, 7:30-9 pm, Or Atid
Join Rabbi Polisson for a tour of Jewish music throughout the world and history. Email [email protected] to register.