Independent Jewish Synagogue in Asheville, NC

Lay Leadership

 Mirroring the composition of the congregation, CBI’s Board is a diverse group of individuals who have the best interests of our members at heart. The Board Members are responsible for setting policy for the synagogue and overseeing the health and welfare of the congregation, long-range planning, and all activities and property of the congregation.

Board meetings are monthly and focus on issues of long-term strategic importance to the Congregation as well as more short-term priorities.  The Rabbi and the Executive Director attend meetings and report directly to the Board.

By participating on the Board of Directors, community members have the opportunity to contribute their professional or lay expertise to our community. We believe our members can make a significant impact in the life of our synagogue and the realization of the CBI mission. We are always seeking people who have an interest in sharing and developing their commitment, skills and experience. If you are interested in taking a more active role in synagogue leadership, please contact the President.

Current Board of Directors

Joseph Mann-Stadt

Pam Goldschmidt

Bruce Brown

Ed Kramer

Immediate Past President
Danielle Tocaben

At-Large Members

  • Alan Baumgarten
  • Leonard Jacobs
  • Albert Quiery
  • Helene Nathanson 
  • Beth Israel Blinder
  • Alan Escovitz
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