BOARD NEWS:

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

July 1, 2017

Dear Friends: 

This is an update to keep you informed about where we are with the Executive Director position.

I would like to announce now that we have hired Ben Wachstein as the Executive Director. Ben’s official start date will be August 1. Ben comes to us from Temple Beth El in Harrisburg where he served as Executive Director for 3 years. Please join us in welcoming Ben to his new position.

 

Best wishes,
Debi Oxenberg, President

 

Shaarai Outsources Bookkeeping Services

Shaarai Shomayim will now be outsourcing bookkeeping services to Kesef Accounting Service, LCC, as of November 11, 2016. On behalf of Congregation Shaarai Shomayim, Kesef Accounting Service will be sending you billing statements monthly.

Effective immediately, if you choose to send a payment via check, please send it to:

Congregation Shaarai Shomayim

P.O. Box 418

Montvale, NJ 07645

Checks must be payable to Congregation Shaarai Shomayim

For any additional questions or concerns, please contact Shaarai Shomayim President, Debi Oxenberg, at doxenberg@wellspan.org.

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DEBI OXENBERG

Temple Board President

ABOUT ME:

 

I was born and grew up in Flint, Michigan, the oldest of six children in a Conservative Synagogue. I've always been drawn to volunteerism and helping others. If you ask my family, they'll tell you I'd like to "Save the World" and that may be right.

I have been a nurse for 34 years, the majority spent in Oncology Nursing. I am now the Oncology Research Director for WellSpan Health. I've traveled multiple times to Honduras to bring medical care to the remote mountain villages and traveled to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to help on the Suicide Hotline.

We moved to Lancaster in 1988 where we raised our daughter, Stefanie Heller, and are thrilled that she, our son-in-law, and two granddaughters call this home as well. 

I'm so excited to have the opportunity to fulfill the role of President of this amazing congregation and community. Congregation Shaarai Shomayim is a wonderful community that provides warmth, education, mentoring, nurturing, learning, caring, and spirituality. We care about the community of Lancaster as well as the world we live in. I hope you are as excited as I am to travel this path. 

I look forward to meeting and talking to every one of you. Please don't be shy- email me or call me whenever you have questions, concerns, or just want to say "Hi."

Shalom,

Debi Oxenberg, President

TEMPLE BOARD

President

Debi Oxenberg

doxenberg@wellspan.org / 717-898-8798

1st Vice President

Julianne Babione

 

2nd Vice President

Rick Lynch

 

Financial Secretary

Jill Weisberg

 

Treasurer / Immediate Past President

Stefanie Heller

 

Recording Secretary

Stacey Kapushy

 

Brotherhood President

Jim Wolmer

 

Sisterhood Co-leaders

Susan Barnes

Rosanne Selfon

TERMS EXPIRING

2018

Jim Baumgartner

Donna Cohen

Jennifer Finkelstein

Ericka Powell

2019

Barry Appelbaum

Bob Houghton

Josh Schwartz

Nikki Wilson

2020

Laurie Cubell

Elin Ketels

Craig Friedman

PAST PRESIDENTS

Stefanie Heller

Linda Novosel

LIFE MEMBER

Rosanne Selfon

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