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Temple Beth Israel

A Boutique Conservative Congregation Where Everyone Counts!

481 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy
Sunrise, Florida 33325
Phone: 954-851-9999


TBI Executive Board/Board of Directors



As co-presidents of Temple Beth Israel, we are happy to electronically welcome you to the warmest, friendliest shul in Broward County. TBI has served the needs of our members and the community for over 50 years, but we are still the religious organization where everyone knows your name.

On behalf of our spiritual leader, Rabbi Hector Epelbaum, our professional staff, and our Board of Directors, we welcome you to Temple Beth Israel, and look forward to meeting you here soon!

Daniel Herz & Mimi Rotlewicz, Co-Presidents





Dan Herz – Co-President



Dan was born and raised in Chicago. After obtaining a degree in finance from Indiana University, he was offered a position in banking and relocated to South Florida in 1983. After eight years in banking,  Dan opened his own real estate investment and private lending company, DFH Business Consultants, which he still operates today. Dan is married to his wife Barbara, and they have one son, Alexander. Dan became a member of TBI in 2009, has held various board positions and is most proud of his position as commissioner of TBI’s annual Fantasy Football League competition.


Dan can be reached by calling the synagogue office at 954-851-9999 or by e-mail at


Mimi Rotlewicz – Co-President



My family journey through Judaism has been long and varied. My Husband and I moved to Florida in 1981 and we spent the following 3 years in Miami. Our Colombian background gave us 20’s years of a conservative lifestyle while attending an orthodox synagogue.

Over the following 30 years we tasted just about every denomination of Judaism and finally we landed in Temple Beth Israel about 8 years ago.

What a pleasure. Not only does the services fit our lifestyle, but the warm and welcoming atmosphere was exactly what we needed to call out TBI congregation a home after our long journey.




Daniel Herz

Mimi Rotlewicz

Immed. Past Pres.
Dr. Shahrad Mabourakh

Exec. Vice President      

Rachel Baum

VP Ritual
William Hahn

VP House Management &

 Mitch Tapper

VP Membership
 Shelley Epstein

VP Programming

Aileen Kirzner

Michael Greene

Recording Secretary
Diane Hirschberg


Zeev Fragachan


Martin Singer

Financial Secretary

Steve Needleman

Board Members

Dr. Jeffery Solomon

Henry Hoffman

David Bennett

Estrella Kaufman

Nicolas Vidret

Lewis Cooper

Ivan Ruiz

Claudio Resnik

Alexander Baum

Dr. Allan Selbst

Honorary Board Members

  Jacob Brodzki*

  Louis Colker*

 George Berman*

 Irving Libowsky*

  Phil Seal*

Past Presidents 

Dr. Shahrad Mabourakh

Steve Needleman

Stuart Delafuente

Ivor Bamberger

George Berman

William Brooks*

Elaine Cohn

Max Cohn

Charles Dickson*

Arthur Drujak

Stuart Epstein

Libo Fineberg, Esq.

Dr. Clark Galin

Dr. Sylvan Goldin

Diane Gordon

Leon Heller*
Sharon Horowitz

D. David Keller, Esq.

Al Lang

Martin Lipnack, Esq.

Ron Mishkin

Dr. Jack Morris

Dr. Robert Rogoff*

Ron Rubinoff

Jules Shapiro*

Rick Shapiro

Alvin Siegel*

Jeffrey Siniawsky, Esq.

Mark Weissman
Dr. Aaron Wolfson

Religious Studies

& Youth

Dalia Michaeli,
Educational Director

Arlene Needleman,

B’nai Mitzvah/Ritual

Committee Chairpersons

High Holy Day Honors
  Arlene & Steve Needleman




Shelly Epstein

Martin Singer

Office Staff

Angela Garzon,
Synagogue Administrator

Marty Berger,


President Emeritus

  Jules Shapiro*

Cantor Emeritus
  Maurice Neu*