Staff and Board



Rabbi Toba Spitzer (rabbi [at]

Director of Congregational Learning

Rabbi Shahar Colt (dcl [at]

Religious School

Alison Lobron, Inclusion Coordinator (inclusion [at]

Lidia Pruente, School Assistant (schoolassistant [at]


Marla Lichtman, Administrative Director (admindirector [at]

Lidia Pruente, Administrative Assistant (officeassistant [at]                 


Board and Off Board Positions 5777/2016-2017

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: Jen Kaplan (president [at]
  • First Vice President: Lissy Medvedow
  • VP Education: Lisa Schneier
  • VP Finance: Cliff Cohen (finance [at]
  • VP Leadership: Ellen Hemley
  • VP Membership: Melanie Adler (outreach [at]
  • Secretary: Doron Gan (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.

  • Barry Ehrlich
  • Nancy Gertz
  • Jen Levine-Fried
  • Ruth Paris
  • Susan Silberberg
  • Stephen Zisk

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: Elaine Landes (chesed [at]
  • Nediv LevMark Paley (nedivlev [at]
  • Newsletter: John Holohan (dtnews [at]
  • Rabbinic Liaison: Cindy Shulak Rome (liaison [at]
  • Ritual: Marion Ross and Laurie Goldman (ritual [at]
  • Children’s Education: Andy Stefano
  • Space Liaison: Ezra Hausman (space [at]
  • Tikkun Olam: Abby Cohen and Bonnie Tenneriello (tikkunolam [at]
  • Website: Dan Halbert (dtweb [at]