The president of Beth Haverim Shir Shalom is Dr. Jennifer Cole.

I am honored to once again serve as president of Beth Haverim Shir Shalom.  When my husband Matt and I made the decision to become members in 2004, we joined primarily to provide our children with a Jewish education. Finding a spiritual home for ourselves was not really in our thoughts, but in the 14 years that followed this synagogue has come to mean so much to us. The people within this building have been there to support our family in our everyday life as well as during times of our greatest joys and deepest sorrows.

It remains our mission at BHSS to be a spiritual, intellectual, and cultural center for our membership by creating worship and musical experiences that appeal to mind, heart, and soul; offering support at all life cycle events; providing meaningful education to members of all ages; producing programs which cultivate friendship, warmth, and kindness; fostering connections to the larger Jewish community as well as to people of other faiths; pursuing social justice; and perhaps most importantly, simply caring for one another.

If you are reading this as a prospective member, I hope you will take the time to explore and learn about all the BHSS has to offer. I encourage you to visit and meet Rabbi Ilana Schwartzman, Director of Education Rebecca McVeigh, and our administrative staff – Executive Director Iris Greenberg and Administrative Assistant Michelle Sherry. Our clergy and staff are the heart and soul of our congregation who go above and beyond each and every day to ensure that BHSS continues to thrive as a vibrant, welcoming community. Feel free to reach out to me or any of our trustees or officers using the links below.

You can contact me at [email protected]



Rabbi Ilana Schwartzman [email protected]



Executive Director, Iris Greenberg [email protected]
Director of Education, Rebecca McVeigh [email protected]
Administrative Assistant, Michelle Sherry [email protected]
Religious School Assistant, Laura Miller [email protected]
Dir. of Youth Programming, Samantha Spencer [email protected]


President, Jen Cole [email protected]
Past President, Judy Teich [email protected]
Vice President, Renee Garbus [email protected]
Vice President, Ron Mandler [email protected]
Vice President, Lauren Theodore [email protected]
Treasurer, Harvey Weinberg [email protected]
Asst. Treasurer, Alexia Feldman [email protected]
Secretary, Rebeca Berger [email protected]


Trustee, David Aarons [email protected]
Trustee, Jana Defrino [email protected]
Trustee, Donna Kotz [email protected]
Trustee, Larry Palant [email protected]
Trustee, Andy Silver [email protected]
Trustee, David Wolf [email protected]


Building & Grounds, Harris Reinstein [email protected]
Caring, Audrey Flynn [email protected]
Caring, Laura Miller [email protected]
Communications, Lisa Lamster [email protected]
Education , Lauren Einhorn [email protected]
Endowment, Harvey Weinberg [email protected]
Library, Sheryl Ives [email protected]
Library, Ruth Turner [email protected]
Lifelong Learning, Lori Yanowitz [email protected]
Membership, Michelle Gilbert [email protected]
Membership, Lauren Theodore [email protected]
Music, Nora Berger [email protected]
Outreach, Jane Young [email protected]
Social Action, Lisa Estrin [email protected]
Social Action, Jonathan Theodore [email protected]
Tradition & Culture, Marin Greene [email protected]
Tradition & Culture, Ritch Yanowitz [email protected]
Brotherhood, Jonathan Theodore [email protected]
Sisterhood, Lisa Estrin [email protected]
Sisterhood, Beth Wiesner [email protected]
Michelle Mitzvah Group, Steve Simon [email protected]
Youth Group Pres., Annabel Theodore [email protected]
Youth Group Pres., Leah Wolf [email protected]