A conservative, egalitarian synagogue

Lay Leadership

 Board of Trustees     Honorary Trustees

Executive Committee

  • MARC BERMAN, President 
  • KEN KANFER, Vice President 
  • RENANA ROSENBLOOM, Vice President  
  • AUDREY SAMERS, Vice President
  • MAGAN MULLINO SCHAIN, Vice President 
  • SAM KOHN, Comptroller
  • WAYNE AARON, Treasurer 
  • JOEL WOLFSON, Financial Secretary 
  • RANDI KATTAN, Recording Secretary
  • ELLEN SALANT, Immediate Past President
  • JESSICA BROWN, At-Large Member
  • JEREMY PERLER, At-Large Member

Berman.Marc_8961_TouchedUp500pxMARC BERMAN, PRESIDENT

Marc has been a member of TIC since 2000 and has served on the Executive Committee for ten years including four as Vice President and five as Comptroller.  In addition to other activities, Marc was co-Chair of the Associate Rabbi Search Committee, Chair of the Budget Committee, charter member of the 2nd Century Committee, organizer of TIC's Centennial Final Celebration event, founder of TIC's Kiddush Scotch Club and coaches and plays on TIC's softball team. Marc's wife, Danya, is a former co-Chair of the Board of TIC's Nursery School, from which their three children graduated. Outside of TIC, Marc has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Westchester Parks Foundation.

 

 

Kanfer.Kenny_0500_TouchedUp500pxKEN KANFER, VICE PRESIDENT

Ken serves as a Vice-President and previously served as the Treasurer for the TIC synagogue. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the last five years. Ken is a member of the midtown law firm, Snitow Kanfer Holtzer & Millus, LLP, where he practices corporate/real estate law and commercial litigation. In 2004, Ken was selected by the Hon. Judith Kaye, then Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, to serve on the Commission to Examine Solo and Small Firm Practice. In April 2006, he was appointed by the Hon. Jonathan Lippman, the current Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, to serve as a member of the Advisory Council for the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York. Ken, his wife, Lauren, and their children, Benjamin and Eli, have been members of TIC since 2003. In April 2010, the Kanfers celebrated Benjamin's becoming a bar mitzvah and celebrated Eli's simha in November 2013.

 

Samers.Audrey_8954_TouchedUp500pxAUDREY SAMERS, VICE PRESIDENT

Audrey Samers is currently a Vice President of Temple Israel Center.  She served for four years as the Financial Secretary, and has been active on TIC's Board of Trustees, the Budget Committee, the Family Education Committee, the Shabbat Programming Committee, the Nursery School Board and the "Avodah" sub-committee of the Second Century Committee. She was also a member of UJA-Federation of New York's Board of Directors and the Lawyers Division Executive Committee. She is currently General Counsel of ACE Private Risk Services. Prior to that, she was Global Compliance & Business Ethics Officer for the ACE Group, and previously Deputy Superintendent and General Counsel of the New York State Insurance Department. While at the Insurance Department, she also was Special Counsel on Holocaust-related issues. There she developed New York State's strategy on resolving unpaid Holocaust-era insurance claims against European insurance companies. Audrey and her husband, David Glicksman, have been members of TIC since they moved to White Plains in 2003. Their children, Benjamin and Rebecca, attended the TIC Nursery School and are now students at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester.

Schain.Magan_8708_Unretouched500pxMAGAN MULLINO SCHAIN, VICE PRESIDENT

Magan is currently a Vice President and Executive Committee liaison to the Nursery School. Magan has been an active member of many committees and groups at Temple Israel Center, including the Dinner Dance Committee, the Budget Committee, the Website Committee, and Sisterhood. She has also co-chaired the Nursery School Board, the Nursery School Parents Association, and two Nursery School Director Search Committees. Outside of TIC, Magan is a Vice-President of the PTO at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, a former President of the PTOs of both Schechter Westchester and Carmel Academy, and former Area Chair for the White Plains Women's Campaign of UJA-Federation. Magan and her husband, Adam, have been members of TIC since 2004.

 

 

Rosenbloom.Renana_0086_ToucheUp500pxRENANA ROSENBLOOM, VICE PRESIDENT

Renana Rosenbloom has been the Financial Secretary, has been active on the Board of Trustees, the Nursery School Board, the "Avodah" subcommittee of the Second Century Committee, an organizer of the Courtyard Service during the Days of Awe, is Co-Chair of the Teen Committee. She and her husband, Bob, were married at TIC in 1992 and became members seven years later when they moved to White Plains. Renana's parents, Rabbi Joel and Sandy Meyers, have been members of TIC for over twenty years. Renana's and Bob's two children, Nathaniel and Anna, attended the TIC Nursery School and are currently students at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester. Prior to becoming a full-time mom, Renana was a book editor at John Wiley & Sons in New York City.

 

 

SAM KOHN, COMPTROLLER

 

WAYNE AARON, TREASURER

Wayne currently serves as Treasurer of TIC and has previously served as an at-large member of the Executive Committee and for many years on the Board of Trustees. Wayne is a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP, specializing in Financial Services Regulation and Enforcement. Wayne previously served on the Religious School advisory board and, outside of TIC, as a member of the Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee and as Co-Chair of the Scarsdale SBNC Administrative Committee. Wayne and his wife, Karyn Zeldman, have been members of TIC since 2006. Karyn serves on the TIC Catering Committee. Their daughters Emily and Zoe attended TIC Nursery school and Shorashim religious school and celebrated their B’not Mitzvah in October 2016.

 

 

JOEL WOLFSON, FINANCIAL SECRETARY

Joel acts as Financial Secretary, Co-Chair of the Membership Committee, Chair of the Facebook Committee, and as a member of the Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, Audit Committee, and Budget Committee, and in the past has been a member of the Website, Nominating, and Second Century Committees.  He is a Director and Assistant General Counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, concentrating on financial services’ corporate, commercial, contractual, and intellectual property matters.  His wife, Evie, is also very involved in a variety of Temple Israel Center activities. They have three children, Noah, Gabriel, and Talia, each of whom is involved in biotechnology or astrobiology fields. They moved to the New York area in 2008 from Chevy Chase, Maryland, and have found Temple Israel Center to be a unique, vibrant, spiritual, and welcoming community; in many ways it has become a center for their lives.    

 

RANDI KATTAN, RECORDING SECRETARY

Randi Kattan serves as TIC’s Recording Secretary and Co-Chair of the Membership Committee, for which she created the synagogue’s Ambassador Program. She has been an active member of the Board of Trustees for several years and has served on several committees including the Nominating Committee, Education Council, was formerly Co-Chair of the Nursery School Board and she recently Co-Chaired TIC’s Annual Gala & Fundraiser. Randi and her husband Justin joined TIC when they moved to the area seven years ago. They have three children - Ian, Abie and Aaron. Ian and Abie attended the TIC Nursery School and are currently students at Carmel Academy. Their youngest son, Aaron, attends TIC Nursery School. Randi spends her summers working in Omanut (arts & crafts) at Ramah Nyack. Prior to becoming a full-time mom, Randi was Vice President at Cohn & Wolfe, a top-ten global PR agency, where she specialized in strategic communications for pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.

 

ELLEN SALANT, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Ellen has served on the Executive Committee as President, Vice President, and Financial Secretary. She has been a member of the Religious School and Havurat Torah Board, co-chaired the TIC Retreat and Dinner Dance, and served as Sisterhood Torah Fund Chair. She participated on the Cantor Search Committee, recently co-chaired the Assistant Rabbi Search Committee and the Membership Committee. Outside of TIC, Ellen volunteers as a member of the UJA Caring Commission’s Mental Health and Well-Being Task Force and is a liaison to the UJA Spiritual Care Advisory Board. She also coaches participants in Volunteer New York’s Job Readiness Through Volunteerism. Ellen and her husband, Bob, joined TIC a little over twenty years ago. Their children, Jennifer, David, and Matthew all attended the Religious School and celebrated their B’nai Mitzvah on the TIC bimah. Before leaving her job to become a full time mom, Ellen worked as Manager of Direct Marketing for American Express.