Today is June 22, 2017 -

Temple Beth Israel

Broward County's First and Friendliest Conservative Synagogue

481 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy
Sunrise, Florida 33325
Phone: 954-851-9999
Email: tbifl.info@tbifl.com

Board

TBI Executive Board/Board of Directors

 

Shalom,

As president of Temple Beth Israel, I am 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 shul where everyone knows your name.

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

Steve Needleman

 

 Steve Needleman- President

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Steve has been a member of TBI for 16 years, and has previously served as Membership Vice President, Ritual Vice President, and Executive Vice President. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, Steve has an undergraduate degree in math from State University of New York at Albany, and an MBA from Northwestern. He moved to Broward county 30 years ago where he met his wife Arlene. They have three children; Joshua, Alison, and Bonnie, and two son-in-laws; Michael and David. Steve owns an insurance company, Needleman Financial Services, located in Davie.

Steve can be reached by calling the synagogue office at 954-851-9999 or by

e-mail at steve.n@tbifl.com.

 

Dan Herz – Co-Executive VP

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Dan, the Executive Vice President at TBI was born and raised in Chicago. After obtaining a degree in finance from Indiana University, Dan was offered a position in banking and relocated to South Florida in 1983. After eight years in banking Dan opened up 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 and 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 danherz@comcast.net.

 

Dr. Sharad Mabourakh – Co-Executive VP

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My wife Ruth and I arrived in South Florida in 1994. We joined Temple Beth Israel because we wanted to join a Conservative schul and our good friends belonged here. Little did we know, what a warm and inviting, group of people would enter our lives. We have shared times of great joy when our three daughters and son were called to the Torah in this wonderful congregation. We have felt the support of our TBI family when inevitably life brought sadness into our lives. The Morning Minyans have been particularly comforting for me.

As a physician, I have been privileged to witness my patient’s lives in moments of great fragility. At these times a sense of belonging, that comes from caring for and doing for others, seem to make all the difference. Belonging to TBI has given my family and I a chance to deepen our understanding of Judaism and achieve that critical sense of belonging.

 

Officers

President

Steve Needleman

Immed. Past Pres.
 Stuart Delafuente

Co-Exec. Vice President

Dan Herz

Dr. Shahrad Mabourakh

VP Ritual
William Hahn
VP Ways & Means
Dr. Shahrad Mabourakh

VP House Management & Security
 Mitch Tapper

VP Membership
 Robin Tragash

VP Programming

Aileen Kirzner
Treasurer

Rachel Baum

Recording Secretary
Diane Hirschberg

Education

Mimi Rotlewicz

Gabbai

Martin Singer

Parlimentarian

Board Members

Terry Delafuente

Dr. Jeffery Solomon

Lewis Cooper

Hal Kaufman

Morris Levy

Beth Horowitz

Phil Seal

Dr. Robin Behrman

Claudio Resnik

Alexander Baum

Dr. Allan Selbst

Honorary Board Members

  Jacob Brodzki*

  Louis Colker*

  Irving Libowsky*

Past Presidents 

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/Tefilla

Committee Chairpersons

High Holy Day Honors
  Phil Seal
Website & Internet Communications

Shel King

Publications

Chuck Deich

Office Staff

Jodi Levy,
Synagogue Administrator

Rose Turchin,
Administrative Assistant

President Emeritus

  Jules Shapiro*

Cantor Emeritus
  Maurice Neu*

*Deceased