Staff and Board



Rabbi Toba Spitzer (rabbi [at]

School and Education

Annette Lawson, Education Director (school [at]


Marla Lichtman, Administrative Director (admindirector [at]
Jon Sarner, Administrative Assistant (officeassistant [at]

Board and Off Board Positions 5775/2014-2015

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets regularly to oversee the work of the volunteer committees and the daily activities of the congregation, consistent with Board policies.

  • President: Allison Hausman (president [at]
  • First Vice President: Jen Kaplan
  • VP Education: Lisa Schneier
  • VP Finance: Cliff Cohen (finance [at]
  • VP Leadership: Ora Grodsky
  • VP Membership: Melanie Adler (outreach [at]
  • Secretary: David Lobron (secretary [at]
  • Rabbi Toba Spitzer (rabbi [at]

Board At Large

The Board is made up of the Executive Committee and these At-Large members. The Board retains overall fiduciary responsibility for the congregation and sets CDT’s policies and strategies.

    • Vilunya Diskin
    • Roy Edelstein
    • Mark Farber
    • Linda Hsu
    • Jessica Keimowitz
    • Lissy Medvedow
    • Madeline Steinberg

Off Board Chairs

The volunteer committees are headed by these off-board chairs. Feel free to contact them if you would like to help out. Often there are specific, time-limited tasks you can help with.

  • Chesed: Judy Hersh (chesed [at]
  • Nediv LevPeter Katz (nedivlev [at]
  • Newsletter: Danny Shain (dtnews [at]
  • Rabbinic Liaison: Cindy Shulak Rome (liaison [at]
  • Ritual: Marion Ross and Laurie Goldman (ritual [at]
  • Space Liaison: Noam Shore (space [at]
  • Tikkun Olam: Bonnie Tenneriello (tikkunolam [at]
  • Website: Dan Halbert (dtweb [at]