Introducing Temple Israel’s Door to the Future Campaign Team!

Meet our campaign chairs, team leaders and other volunteers!

Door to the Future

Members Gary Viner, Chris Kessler and Margot Montgomery are guiding the fundraising efforts to renovate and restore our spiritual home

Campaign chairs Gary Viner, Chris Kessler and Margot Montgomery with Rabbi Mikelberg
Campaign chairs Gary Viner, Chris Kessler and Margot Montgomery with Rabbi Mikelberg

From Gary, Chris and Margot: “As co-chairs, we are thrilled to see such a high level of engagement and excitement even before the fundraising campaign has begun. The primary purpose of the campaign is of course to raise funds to renovate our building, but it is clear that this effort is already having a significant unifying effect for the whole Temple community.”

Three committees, supported by their enthusiastic teams, will be reaching out to all Temple members throughout the winter. Leaders of these teams are:

Young Families

We know that life is busy, and expensive, with children. Prioritizing what matters most is the key. Everyone’s contribution to this campaign is important because it all goes toward securing a better, safer space for our children and all the children that will come after. As a community with young families, we need to think of the future, just as the generations before us did.

Sarah Berns
Sarah Berns
Aviva Stewart
Aviva Stewart
Leona Crabb
Leona Crabb
Aliza Rudner
Aliza Rudner

Newer Members

The wonderful thing about Temple Israel is that on any given Shabbat or High Holy day, you can find congregants who helped establish Temple Israel more than 50 years ago worshipping alongside people who are at Temple for the first time. New members are part of our family and they are the ones who have helped ensure our continuity.

Long-Standing Members

For many members, Temple Israel is the only synagogue they have known in their adult Jewish lives and, in some cases, their entire lives — and the same with their children, and even their children’s children. These long-standing members embody the theme of l’dor v’dor, from generation to generation, which is the foundational principle of the campaign to restore the physical building that houses our community’s history and that will secure our future.

Margo Rosen
Margo Rosen
Mark Holzman
Mark Holzman

Volunteer Profiles

These profiles are created with the help of Louise Rachlis, a member of the Marcom committee. Enjoy!

Christine Kessler, Margot Montgomery and Gary Viner,
Door to the Future Campaign Co-chairs