October 7, 2022 /

Board of Directors

Beth El Temple has a very engaged Board of Directors. Each Vice President oversees multiple committees listed below. Beth El Temple also supports many groups, including an active Sisterhood, youth programming, and more. Our involved and interested congregants make Beth El Temple the largest Conservative congregation in Central Pennsylvania.

Executive Committee

President Rhea Swidler
Vice President Ember Jandebeur
Vice President Joel Ressler
Vice President David Rothstein
Vice President Assaf Zilbering
Secretary Patsy Dunn
Treasurer Jason Weinstock

Immediate Past President: Rick Leiner

Board Members

  • Alan Adler
  • Robyn Chotiner
  • Faith Goldsmith
  • Renee Jacobson
  • Varsha Lift
  • Coral Rosen
  • Paula Rosen
  • Brandon Smith, M.D.
  • Rachel Smithers
  • Mindy Solomon
  • Elaine Strokoff
  • Alan Swidler
  • Judie Wolnek
  • Jenn Ross

Committees and Chairs or Co-Chairs

Please feel free to contact these committee chairs with any suggestions, comments, or concerns you may have.

Adult Education/Programming
Book Club Marcia Cohen/Susan Cohen
By Laws/Governance Stuart Sacks/Harvey Freedenberg/Joel Resssler
Endowment Alan Schein, M.D.
Family Education/Gesher Rachel Smithers
Finance Jason Weinstock
Fine Arts/Displays Caren Schein
Green Team Ember Jandebeur
High Holiday Appeal Faith Goldsmith
High Holiday Services Geri Henshell
House/Building and Grounds Harold Rabin, M.D.
Interfaith Jenn Ross
Kitchen Patsy Dunn
Membership Mindy Solomon
Men’s Club Alan Swidler
Minyan Dale Kaplan, Robert Lieberman, and Ron Lench
Personnel Alan Schein, M.D.
Security Seymour Barget
Sisterhood Rachel Zilbering, President
Social Action/Community Outreach Jenn Ross
Worship Harvey Freedenberg
Cemetery Association Robert Lieberman, President