Leadership Directory

The lay leadership of Temple Beth El is comprised of a dedicated and motivated Board of Trustees who support a variety of active, hardworking committees and operate according to the strict adherence of our Bylaws.

Alongside our Board of Trustees are three pillars that together, form the supportive environment that nurtures our congregation all through the year, our beloved Sisterhood, Brotherhood and Chai Club.

Main Office: (631) 421-5835

Religious School: (631) 421-5836

Clergy, Professional Staff and Religious School

Rabbi Jeff Clopper
Cantor Alison Levine
Religious School Director Samara Rossi
Partnership Liaison Lisa Tricomi

Rabbi Emeritus

Cantor Emerita

Educator Emerita

Barton Shallat

Sandy Sherry 

Diane Berg

Board of Trustees 2021-22

President Mitch Kittenplan
VP, Operations Stephanie Kellerman
VP, Finance Doug Walerstein
VP, Partnership Patricia Kresner
VP, Education Elyse Pimsler
VP, Philanthropy Michael Heiberger
Treasurer Linda Schatten
Financial Secretary Mark Goldman
Secretary Karen Bernstein
Past President Linda Braun
Sisterhood President Beth Feinman
Brotherhood President Ian Weitz
Chai Club President Peter Wayne
Two-Year Trustees to 2022 Daniel Eig
  Jennifer Gillet
  Sue Seiler
Two-Year Trustees to 2023 Ellen Gray
  Elisa McDonagh
One-Year Trustees Alyssa Axelrod
  Amy Bernzweig
  Elyse Besso
  Harriet Copel
  Nancy Israeli
  Harold Rechler
  Laurel Scheinfeld
  Howard Schneider (z”l)
  Bruce Somer
  Lenny Thaw
Honorary Member Sara Pokross

Main Office and Religious School Staff

Temple Secretary Lisa Bennett


Religious School Secretary

Irma Talbot

Lauren Poretsky

Building Staff

Jimmy Maloney, Head Custodian:  headcustodian@tbeli.org

Eric Tenner, Facilities Manager:  facilities@tbeli.org