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President Scott Ehrlich
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Vice President/Finance Dave Messing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer Burt Feldstein This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary Bobby Carp This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Officer, Religious Affairs Neil Bernstein
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Director, Education Grace Munoz
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Director, Marketing/Communication Dave Rosenberg
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Director, Membership Roberta Gabriel
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Director, Building David Golde This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Director, Fundraising Ari Cohen
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Director, Tikkun Olam Naomi Ehrlich This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Director, Administration Ellen Rosenbluth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Director, Chesed
Jeff Reitzes
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Director, Volunteer Engagement
Lisa Gross
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Past President Deborah Wechsler
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Brotherhood President Barry Denenberg
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Sisterhood President Mary Jo Smith
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Trustees

Paul Hed

Martin Fishman

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Board Bios

SCOTT EHRLICH, President 
Scott and his family have been members of Beth Chaim for 17 years. Scott grew up in North Hollywood, and graduated from San Francisco State University, where he met wife Naomi. He currently works at Access Metals Trading, in San Ramon. Scott is a supporter of the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and happens to be very passionate about Golden State Warriors basketball and University of Oregon football. Scott and Naomi have three sons, Jordan (26), Matthew (23), and Jacob (18).

ROBERTA GABRIEL, Vice President
Roberta and her husband Aaron have been members of Beth Chaim since 2011. Prior to her demanding job as managing director of her family, Roberta was a senior manager at a national banking firm. She has been the Membership Director on the board for the last four years and loves working with new and prospective families. Her two children, Joshua and Jacob, attend our Beit Midrash and also love helping mom as junior membership ambassadors.

DAVE MESSING, Vice President/Finance
Dave and Pam Messing have been members of Beth Chaim for over 10 years. Originally from New York, Dave is a graduate of Duke University and Columbia Business School, and is currently principal at his own commercial real estate company. Prior to serving as Vice President of the Board, Dave served for three years as Vice President, Finance. He and Pam have two sons: Jack has served as a Madrich in the Beit Midrash for the past four years, and is currently attending Syracuse University, and Josh is a 7th-grader in the Beit Midrash.

BURT FELDSTEIN, Treasurer
Burt has been a member of Beth Chaim since 2006.  This is his fifth term as Treasurer of Beth Chaim. He previously held a similar position at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont, CA, for eight years.
Burt's degrees in finance and his work experience prepared him for the Corporate Treasurer position at Bell Microproducts, Inc., a publicly traded, national computer distribution corporation, and the role of Director of Treasury Operations for Supercom, Inc., a private national computer distribution firm.

BOBBY CARP, Secretary
Bobby and his wife Linda have been members of Beth Chaim since 2003. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Bobby was confirmed from Temple Israel, a reform congregation in Creve Coer. After receiving a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, he moved to Sunnyvale to work for Apple Computer. Bobby feels that Beth Chaim has enriched his life, connecting past to present, and he appreciates the work Rabbi Dan and the community have done to make this happen. He and Linda have three children, Adam, Megan, and Julia - their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs being three of the most memorable days in his life.

NEIL BERNSTEIN, Officer, Religious Affairs 
Neil and his wife Bobbi have been members of Beth Chaim for 24 years. In addition to his role as officer for Religious affairs, Neil has served in a number of key positions, including President of the Brotherhood. He is retired from a long career in health care administration in both the for-profit and government sectors, and had previously taught Marketing at Long Beach State University. Neil and Bobbi have lived in Dublin for the past six years.

GRACE MUNOZ, Director, Education
Grace and Carlos Munoz have been members of Beth Chaim for 12 years, and it is their second home! They have two children; Ysabel, who is a senior in high school, and Robbie, who is in 9th grade. This is her third year as Education Director, and her 11th year teaching in the Beit Midrash. Grace lived in Israel on a kibbutz for her own
4th- and 5th-grade years, and also did a semester abroad at Tel Aviv University in college. Before becoming a religious school teacher, she worked as an attorney representing children in special education, and adults with developmental disabilities.

DAVID GOLDE, Director, Building
David and his wife Cheryl (Morah Chaya in our religious school) have been members of Beth Chaim since 2007. David attended UCLA both as an undergraduate and a graduate student in the School of Law. After receiving his law degree and being admitted to the California Bar, he was called to active duty in the U.S. Air Force and served for three years. He is now retired from private practice and acts as a private judge in family law cases. Cheryl and David reside in Danville with their 16-year-old son Joseph (Joey).

ARIE COHEN, Director, Fundraising
Arie is married to Kelley Cohen and the proud father of Kyla, Noah and Eli. Arie was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz. During high school Arie spent several years in Israel with his family. This Aliyah helped him to form a deep love and appreciate for Israel and Judaism. He works and the Danville office of Alain Pinel Realtors and enjoys helping people find their dream home. When Arie is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching football and dabbling in a variety of different projects.

NAOMI EHRLICH, Director, Tikkun Olam
Naomi and Scott have been members of Beth Chaim for 17 years. A native of New Jersey, Naomi grew up in Marin County and graduated from San Francisco State University (where she met Scott). She worked as a social worker for many years, and currently volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She loves her position has Director, Tikkun Olam, and is passionate about helping those less fortunate. She and Scott have three sons, Jordan (26), Matthew (23), and Jacob (18), all of whom had their Bar Mitzvahs at Beth Chaim.

JEFF REITZES, Director-at-Large, Chesed
Jeff has been a member of Beth Chaim for 18 years. He has two kids, Jordan and Samantha, who have grown up at Beth Chaim. Jeff was a member of the first Beth Chaim adult B'nei Mitzvah class at age 42, has been a Chesed coordinator for years, and sings with the Beth Chaim Chazzanut Group. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jeff moved to the Bay Area in 1992 and got a job in the Telecom industry, successfully avoiding a career that had anything to do with what he studied in school.

DAVE ROSENBERG, Director-at-Large, Marketing/Communications
The Rosenbergs have been members of Beth Chaim since 2001. Dave previously served on the board in the same position for 6 years. He has been in marketing for over 30 years, currently as Chief Strategic Officer at GMR Marketing. Dave was born and raised in the Bay Area and resides in Danville with his wife Debbie, and two daughters, Melinda (24) and Brooke (22). He is a sports fanatic; watching, playing and coaching sports as well as an avid fan of old school hip hop music.

LISA GROSS, Director-at-Large, Volunteer Engagement
Lisa and Randy Gross have been members of Beth Chaim for over ten years. Lisa is a graduate of UCLA, has a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Columbia, and is currently VP/Human Resources at Bayer Corporation. She previously served on the Education Committee, taught fifth grade in our Beit Midrash, and is a graduate of our adult B'nei Mitzvah program. She and Randy have three children, all of whom have enjoyed serving as Madrachim in the Beit Midrash. Melina is currently attending Brandeis University, and Ethan and Giana are 11th- and 8th-graders, respectively, at the Athenian School.

ELLEN ROSENBLUTH, Director-at-Large, Administration
Ellen Rosenbluth and her husband Mark Garetz joined the Temple in 2008 because of their love of Torah study. They knew Beth Chaim would be their home because of the Temple’s warm, inclusive atmosphere and commitment to tikkun olam. By day, Ellen is a real estate/business attorney. By night and on the weekends, she coaches California High School’s mock trial team and teaches sixth grade in Beth Chaim’s bet midrash. Ellen hopes to put her legal and administrative skills to good use in her Board position.

DEBORAH WECHSLER, Past President
Deborah and her family have been members of Beth Chaim since 2001. Deborah served as President from 2011-2013, and previously held positions as Treasurer, editor of The Star, and Co-Chair of the Gala fundraiser. Originally from New Mexico, Deborah received her MS in geophysics, going on to work for Los Alamos National Laboratory and then Chevron for 26 years in a variety of scientific and managerial positions. She and her husband, Bruce Bilodeau, and their two daughters, lived and worked in Indonesia from 2003-2007, returning to Danville and Beth Chaim two months after our new building was opened.

BARRY DENENBERG, Brotherhood President
Barry and his wife Laura have been members of Beth Chaim for 14 years. Barry is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and graduated from the University of Nebraska and Santa Clara University Law School. He practiced law for almost 30 years and retired from Kaiser Permanente after more than 20 years as Senior Counsel. Barry believes that the friendships formed through the Brotherhood have played a key role in creating a sense of community, togetherness, and support for the entire Beth Chaim congregation. He looks forward to the many Brotherhood events and activities during the year and hopes to get more of the men of Beth Chaim involved in the Brotherhood.

MARY JO SMITH, Sisterhood President
Mary Jo has been a member of Beth Chaim since 2010. As the President of Sisterhood, she looks forward to continuing the wonderful friendships and support she has long found in the group. Mary Jo is a former paralegal and current retiree who spends some of her spare time - in her capacity as a Master Gardener of Contra Costa County - answering gardening questions, blogging, editing the organization's newsletter and advising the Editorial Board, as well as writing for her own gardening blog, Dirtywordsgarden. Mary Jo lives with her husband, Jeremy, youngest daughter, Abby, and their three dogs, in San Ramon.

PAUL HED, Trustee
Paul has been a member of Beth Chaim since 1988, and currently represents the synagogue as an officer of Gan Shalom cemetery. He was born and brought up in Israel, where he was a member of the Underground and later served in the army during the war for independence. He and his wife Ora came to the United States in 1968, after which Paul worked as an optical manufacturing engineer for Lawrence Livermore Lab.

MARTIN FISHMAN, Trustee
Martin and his family have been members of Beth Chaim since 1997, after Martin returned from an overseas business assignment in Switzerland. He has served on the Beth Chaim Board since 2003, beginning as a co-leader on the building's second Capital Campaign. After this successful campaign, Martin became President in 2006-2008, Past President from 2008-2010, and a Trustee from 2010 until the present. He has been in the computer hardware and software business for almost 30 years, serving in many general management leadership positions. Martin has devoted his energy to Beth Chaim because he believes that Judaism represented in the Tri Valley area is hugely important for our community and our children, allowing our Jewish identity to be preserved forever.