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Congregation Brothers of Israel

L'dor Vador—From Generation to Generation since 1883
לדור ודור

Communications/ MARKETING /WEBSITE

Chaired by Roz Zucker, the Communications Committee consists of Donna Nowicki, Lauri Accardi, and Paula Raimondo..
Besides creating and updating CBOI's  new website the Communications committee is making sure CBOI's presence is publicized throughout Bucks and Mercer Counties. The Communications Committee creates materials to promote the synagogue using both traditional and electronic media. They periodically review and revise membership application materials with the Membership Committee. 


Chaired by Brandon Wind, the Membership Committee consists of Mira Berzofsky, Michael Dubrow, Jean Ulkloss, Jo Elkin,& Jeff Weiss. The Membership Committee currently strives to make CBOI appealing to those looking for a synagogue they can feel comfortable with, as well as focusing on membership retention and satisfaction. Arranges activities for the purposes of inviting prospective members into the synagogue. Works with Communications committee to prepare marketing materials to be used at events and to provide to prospective members. Represents CBOI at community functions to promote membership. 


The Ritual Committee Co- Chaired by Eli Kaufman and Mark Nemiroff, consists of Eric Berzofsky, Anne Pettit, Alan Agree, Sharon Gertzman, Sherry Klapper, Ellier Russ, Madeline Sturm, and Barry Wind. They work with Rabbi Gaber to make policy recommendations related to the conduct of all religious services and life cycle events conducted at CBOI or under the auspices of CBOI in keeping with the tenets of Conservative Judaism and needs of the congregation. The Ritual Committee ensures the appropriate care and maintenance of Torahs, all ritual objects and prayer books. They make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for the purchase or acquisition of prayer books and related materials. They oversee coordinating ushers when necessary.

YOUTH Education Committee

Chaired  Ellen Weiner, consisting of PTO Chair  Amy Deutsch, Jen Wind, Helena Eisenberg, Sherry Klapper, & Sue Medoff,  This Committee works with  Education Director Joan Hersch to hire teachers and enhance the educational curriculum.

Buildings and Grounds

Donna Nowicki & Andrea Kornblum  work to make the interior and the exterior of CBOI more appealing. They are responsible for the property and infrastructure of the buildings, including operational issues, capital improvements/projects and design matters.


The Endowment Committee is Chaired by Dan Moonay and its members are Bari Wolfson, Bob Sweed, Brian Goldsmith and Jordan Warshafsky. The Board of Trustees established the 5910 Endowment Fund to enable CBOI to remain financially strong and viable until at least the Jewish year of 5910 (2150 Civil year). They are responsible for the supervision of the initial and ongoing investment and reinvestment of the Endowment Fund's assets.

Budget and Finance

Chaired by David Dafilou Financial Secretary,  The Budget and Finance Committee consists of Kevin Ulkloss, Michael Agin, Len Schultz, Jeff Weiss, and Leslie Floyd. The Budget and Finance Committee develops and presents an annual budget for approval of the Board of Trustees. They review periodic internal financial reports, prepared by CBOI's treasurer, and other financial statements. They also recommend actions to the Board as necessary to ensure CBOI's financial future. They institute and implement internal financial controls as appropriate.

Israel Forum

The Israel Forum is made up of Chair -Alan Agree and Ellier Russ. They provide programs and speakers to educate membership and larger community about and promote knowledge of Israel and issues related to the Middle East.


BTC Committee is Chaired by Maxine Goldsmith with committee members Bruce Belovin and Bob Sweed. As you can see on our History page, Congregation Brothers of Israel built two high rise apartment buildings flanking the Greenwood Avenue synagogue. As CBOI moved over to Newtown, the apartment towers, Trent Center East and West, were sold along with the synagogue building. However, the congregation retained an interest in Project Freedom, non-profit organization that developed and operates barrier-free housing to enable individuals with disabilities to live independently on the property we formerly owned. The Committee supervises all business having to do with Project Freedom and our former properties. 

The caring committee

The Caring Committee is Co-Chaired by Janet Barudin and Amy Stinson. It consists of Sharon Bromberg, Nora Feldman,Donna Nowicki, Bernice Rosenthal, Rita Schultz, Surelle Wind. The Caring Committee assesses the needs and desires of the congregation related to providing organized support during times of illness, loss of a family member, addition on a new family member or other significant lifecycle events. Support may include meals for families recovering from illness, attending Shiva to represent the congregation, one-on-one grief support and reading to congregants recovering from illness.They also visit the Birches one Sunday a month.

Cemetary committee

Chaired by Fred Edelman, the Cemetery Committee consists of Len Schultz,  Abra Gorby,  Bruce Gorby, and Eric Barash. The Cemetery Committee arranges for the preservation and upkeep of CBOI’s two historic synagogue cemeteries in Trenton, as well as the preservation and availability of cemetery records to CBOI members and the public. The committee makes policy recommendations to the Board of Trustees related to ongoing maintenance, fees and other issues related to cemetery operations, ensures that perpetual care fees and any other related funds are segregated and expended appropriately for cemetery-related expenses, and informs the CBOI membership of cemetery options.   


Tue, January 26 2021 13 Shevat 5781