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  

Neil Meltzer

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




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

Community Cooks!

Upcoming date: Jan 12 Please volunteer to cook or deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham.

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming date: Feb 2 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.

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.

Journey to Safety

Journey to Safety (JTS) is the JF&CS response to domestic abuse. They provide services for Jewish and Russian-speaking survivors. For more info click here.


Adult Education

[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.

Mussar: A Path to Spiritual Development with Rabbi Carol Glass

Jan. 13, Feb. 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, 7-9 p.m. at Or Atid
Mussar is a Jewish spiritual practice that gives concrete instructions on how to live a meaningful and ethical life. Register