Officers and Trustees

Executive Officers 2020-2021

President
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Brian Goldstein has been married to Aimee Goldstein for 28 years. They have 3 children- Zachary, Casey and Meri. They have been members of TBT for 20 years. Brian has served on the Board for 10 years and the Executive Board for 4 years. He has also been chair of the Ritual Committee for 10 years. While not at TBT, Brian is a pediatrician and has been caring for Long Island’s children for the last 24 years

 

 

Executive Vice President
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Brian Goldstein.jpegTony Caen has been married to his wife Stephanie for 32 years, who is also a member of the board of trustees. They have two children, Samantha and Jonathan that began with TBT nursery school and continued their studies through their respective bat and bar mitzvah's. They have been temple members for 24 years. Tony is current chairperson of the Budget and Finanace Committee and has also been part of both nominating and pulpit committees at TBT

Tony is currently a sales manager for a Long Island based mortgage brokerage and has been part of that industry for 20 years.

 

 First Vice President
David Blansky                                   
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Second Vice President
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 Treasurer
Amy Kreit
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Financial Secretary
Gerry Poliak
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Gerry has been a temple member for almost 16 years and has served on the Board of Trustees for over 12 years in several different capacities.  He has served on the Executive Board as Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary and now First Vice President.  Gerry has also chaired the Membership Committee for the last several years.

Gerry has two wonderful daughters and is proud of both of them working in Jewish jobs.  Nicki is an Assistant Director at URJ Camp Eisner, and Didi works as the Administrative Assistant to Rabbi Wiesenberg as well as teaching Religious School.  Gerry and his girlfriend Laurie Levy live together in Melville.

 

Corresponding Secretary
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Robin Steinberg is married to Glenn Steinberg and they have 2 sons Samuel and Ryan. Robin is an LCSW and has been working in the social field for 30 years. The Steinberg’s have been TBT members for 14 years. Robin has been on the board of trustees for many years and has joined the executive board this year.

 

 

 


Recording Secretary

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Elise Rippe-FreibergerElise has been on the board for almost 15 years, and has been on the Executive Board for about 10 years. She has been VP in the past and in most recent years has been the Recording Secretary.  She has also been a member of TBT since the temple was born over 50 years ago, and her parents were founding  members of the temple.

 

 

 

Immediate Past President
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Richard NussbaumVanessa has been a Temple member for 18 years, being on the Board of Trustees for nine years serving in different capacities: Financial Secretary prior to becoming President and was Education Chair for seven years as well as sitting on various committees.  She became an Adult B’nei Mitzvah in 2011 and has a Masters Degree in School Psychology but no longer practices.  Married to Ira Newman for 24 years and have two boys Alec and Ethan who both attend Binghamton University.  

Enjoys baking, photography, family time, our dogs and being with friends.  My favorite part about TBT is our amazing Clergy and the incredible sense of community Temple Beth Torah provides.

 

 

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Marnie Gershowitz

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Mark Kleinman


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Richard Nussbaum
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Brett Rogers
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Michael Schmidt
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Andrew Sherman


Chris Siegel
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