Our president is a published author! Read her article on planning a congregational retreat at the URJ Blog page: http://www.urj.org/blog/2017/03/02/4-ways-start-planning-congregational-retreat?utm_source=Share&utm_campaign=BlogPost&utm_medium=social&utm_content=Levene

The president of Beth Haverim Shir Shalom is Nancy Levene.   You can contact her at [email protected].

“Welcome to Beth Haverim Shir Shalom. Everyone is on their own journey and we want to help you find your spiritual home here.

My new favorite song is “In this House” by Jewish musician Beth Schafer. The lyrics say everything I feel about Beth Haverim Shir Shalom

In this house

It all comes together in this house of G_D

We study and we pray, find meaning in each day, in this house of G_D …….

My journey started like many other members; we joined so our son could attend Hebrew school. My plan was to drop him off each week, go to an occasional family service and to High Holy Day Services. But something happened along the way; I started participating in services, found Lifelong Learning programs that were interesting and challenging and I was inspired by the congregation’s commitment to social action. My husband, Al, found the choir and the love of Jewish music.

Where will YOU find meaning as a part of our community at Beth Haverim Shir Shalom?

Do you like to sing? Ask about the adult choir that leads us in song throughout the year. (No experience/audition necessary!)

Interested in Social Action? We have programs from helping at a soup kitchen, mentoring at-risk children to leading services for senior citizens.

Would you really like to dig in and get work done? Well, we have a garden! Each year the garden produces over 400 pounds of food that is donated to the Center for Food Action and soup kitchens.

Is reading your thing? The Library Committee has a book for you. Come to a “Book and a Bagel” and discuss the latest book selection.

Do you want to do a little bit of everything? Sisterhood and Brotherhood sponsor numerous programs from monthly coffee talks, guest speakers, fund-raising auctions and congregational barbecues.

Is participating in services your path to Judaism? Rabbi Diamond brings his gifts of Torah and music to the bimah as he partners with Cantor Perper to lead and inspire us.

We have key elements in place, whether it is a one-time program or ongoing participation in a committee. Try one (or two, or three) that might be right for you!

I hope to meet you to share my enthusiasm for this special community. Come to an Erev Shabbat service; I’ll be sitting on the left side, off the center aisle.”

—Nancy Levene


Rabbi Barry Diamond   [email protected]
Cantor David Perper     [email protected]
Educator/Rel. School Principal Rebecca McVeigh    [email protected]
President Nancy Levene     [email protected]
Past President Jennifer Cole   [email protected]
Vice President Corey Mitnick      [email protected]
Vice President Douglas Wright [email protected]
Vice President Judy Teich [email protected]
Treasurer Mitch Miller [email protected]
Assistant Treasurer Aldine Rostolder      [email protected]
Secretary Harvey Weinberg    [email protected]
Trustee, Stacey Coyne   [email protected]
Trustee, Debbie Falkow    [email protected]
Trustee, Deborah Klein     [email protected]
Trustee, Paul Lipson    [email protected]
Trustee, Linda Schwartz   [email protected]
Trustee, Lorraine Orlick  [email protected]
Sisterhood  Co-President  Lisa Lamster    [email protected]
Sisterhood  Co-President  Gail Spencer    [email protected]
Brotherhood President Jonathan Theodore    [email protected]
Michelle Mitzvah Group President Ilyse Smith    [email protected]
Director of Informal Youth Programming Liza Fishman   [email protected]
Youth Activities Co-ordinator Grades 3 – 5, Brittany Silverman    [email protected]
Senior Youth Group Co-President Samantha Lamster  [email protected]
Senior Youth Group Co-President Sarah Miller  [email protected]
Life Long Learning Co-Chair, Leslie Sapienza    [email protected]
Life Long Learning Co-Chair, Beth Dubiel    [email protected]
Building and Grounds Committee Co-Chair, Jim Dubroff    [email protected]
Building and Grounds Committee Co-Chair, Harris Reinstein    [email protected]
Caring Committee Co-Chair, Candy Kassover    [email protected]
Caring Committee Co-Chair, Laura Miller   [email protected]
Communications Committee Chair, Lisa Lamster    [email protected]
Education Committee Chair, Lauren Einhorn    [email protected]
Endowment Committee Chair, Harvey Weinberg    [email protected]
Library Committee Co-Chair, Sheryl Ives    [email protected]
Library Committee Co-Chair, Ruth Turner    [email protected]
Membership Committee Chair, Stacey Coyne   [email protected]
Music Committee Chair, Nora Berger    [email protected]
Outreach Committee Chair, Jane Young    [email protected]
Ritual Committee Co-Chair, Debbie Royal    [email protected]
Ritual Committee Co-Chair, Judy Teich    [email protected]
Social Action Committee Chair, Whitney Speer   [email protected]