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Position Name
President Jonathan Corr
Vice President
Roberta Gabriel
Vice President David Messing
Vice President Carlos Munoz 
Treasurer Guarav Kapoor
Secretary Boris Kogan
Officer of Religious Affairs Larry Candeub
Director of Building  Arie Cohen
Director of Education
 Jeff Reitzes
Director of Membership Debbie Roof
Director of Social Action/Tikkun Olam Naomi Ehrlich
Director at Large, Administration Carl Oronsky
Director at Large, Chesed
Kim Thompson
Director at Large, Marketing/Communication Rae Corr
Brotherhood President Paul Yamshon
Sisterhood Co-Presidents

Lois Kamaroff

Suzie Homer

2022 Trustees

Martin Fishman

Deborah Wechsler

Board Bios


MARY JO SMITH, Immediate Past President 
Mary Jo is a former paralegal and a current retiree. She is a native of Portland,Oregon, where she routinely braved the (mostly wet and gray) elements in the pursuit of golfing, skiing, hiking and. cycling. She's been a member of Beth Chaim since 2010, after she and her husband, Jeremy, were married by Rabbi Dan. Mary Jo has been been the managing editor of the Beth Chaim Star: once, back in 2013-15 and currently, since May of 2018. She was a committee member of the CCJCC Under-One-Tent Jewish Arts Festival for 2014 and 2015, and past-president of the Beth Chaim Sisterhood. She is currently chair the Hiddur Mitzvah Art Committee. Mary Jo and Jeremy have a blended family of six children, ages 20-34, four grandchildren, and three dogs.

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.

DAVID MESSING, Vice President

CAROLS MUNOZ, Vice President


BORIS KOGAN, Secretay.

ARIE COHEN, Director of Building

JEFF RIETZES, Director of Education
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.

DEBBIE ROOF, Director of Membership
Debbie & her husband Rich have been members of Beth Chaim since 2015. Debbie received her Master’s Degree in Psychoeducational Studies in 1980 at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she met her husband Rich. She retired in June 2017, after working for 37 years as a school psychologist. Before she retired, Debbie was a grant writer and a project coordinator in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District for an early intervention program. which helped over 1000 students per year with social skills, self-confidence, and school adjustment issues. Debbie is currently a board member for Time for Kids, Inc. and the Blackhawk Women’s Tennis Association. Debbie and Rich have two adult children, Katie (33) and Alan (31), who are both living in San Francisco. Debbie, Rich, Katie and Alan have all had Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. In addition to participating in our many Sisterhood events, Debbie is an avid tennis player, golfer, skier and gardener.

NAOMI EHRLICH, Director of Social Action/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.

CARL ORONSKY, Director at Large, Administration

KIM THOMPSON, Director at Large, Chesed

RAE CORR, Director at Large, Marketing/Communications

LOIS KAMAROFF & SUZIE HOMER, Sisterhood Co-Presidents

PAUL YAMSHON, Brotherhood President