Executive Committee 2019-2020
MARC BERMAN, President
RANDI KATTAN, Vice President
RENANA ROSENBLOOM, Vice President
AUDREY SAMERS, Vice President
JENNY SIMON TABAK, Vice President
SAM KOHN, Treasurer
BETH GRAFMAN, Financial Secretary
ERNIE WECHSLER, Recording Secretary
JEREMY PERLER, Comptroller
ELLEN SALANT, Immediate Past President
ASAF COHEN, At-Large Member
IVY SCHREIBER, At-Large Member
MARC 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.
Randi Kattan, Vice President
Randi Kattan has served 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.
RENANA 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.
AUDREY 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.
Jenny simon tabak, VICE PRESIDENT
Jenny is currently a Vice President of Temple Israel Center and serves as the Executive Committee’s Liaison to the Schools. She co-runs the TIC Parent’s Group for Children with Special Needs, the TIC Book Fair and the Shorashim Education Committee. She is also involved in the strategic planning for the Days of Awe and active on the Inclusion and Budget Committees. Previously, Jenny co-chaired the Shorashim Parent Group and the Youth and Family Committee, and she served on the Education Council, the Nominating Committee and the Nursery School PTA. Outside of TIC Jenny is co-chair of Scarsdale CHILD, a district-wide group that functions like a PTA for families with children who have individual learning differences. Jenny and her husband Dan have two children, Eli and Tovah, who are both graduates of the TIC Nursery School and attend Shorashim. Prior to becoming a full-time mom and volunteer, Jenny was a software developer and manager with Sunburst Technology and then taught creative movement to preschoolers and choreographed musicals for elementary school children.
Sam Kohn, Treasurer
Beth Grafman, Financial Secretary
Ernie Wechsler, RECORDING SECRETARY
Jeremy Perler, COMPTROLLER
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.