Leadership - Board of Trustees

Louis Carter founded Best Practice Institute in 2001. Since founding BPI, Louis has led the company to become one of the top associations for leadership and human resource development in the world with over 42,000 subscribers, receiving Leadership Excellence’s Best in Leadership Development Award and Training Industry’s Innovations in Leadership Development Watch List. Carter has written eleven books on best practices and organizational leadership, including the Best Practice book series and Change Champion’s Field Guide published by John Wiley & Sons. He became the Chairman of the Best Practice Institute Senior Executive Board in 2005 after Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Bank of America, Corning, Saudi Aramco, Volvo, Boston Scientific, and The Gap became founding corporate members. He is the creator of the new 360-degree feedback tool based on a new social networking platform www.Skillrater.com and the BPI Online Learning Portal on www.Bestpracticeinstitute.org.  He received his undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and Brown University with honors in Political Science and Economics, and his Graduate degree in Social/Organizational Psychology from Columbia University with honors.

 

Jonathan Chane, Immediate Past President of Temple Judea’s Board of Trustees, is a civil trial lawyer in the law firm of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen with a practice dedicated to helping consumers who have been catastrophically injured or suffered a wrongful death due to negligence or egregious misconduct.  Jonathan also volunteers time the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and provides pro bono legal representation to Holocaust ghetto survivors on receiving reparations from the German government and to children and young adults who are aging out of the Palm Beach County foster care program.  Jonathan's parents were founders of Temple Judea and his mother, Barbara z"l, was the temple's first President.  He currently lives in Jupiter with his wife Christi and their three children, Harper, Jack and Lila.

 

Alan Goldberg was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1943 of Russian immigrant parents.  He has a degree in Finance from Northwestern University and has been married to Trena (Berman) Goldberg for almost 53 years.   They have always belonged to a synagogue and helped found a Conservative temple in Long Grove, Illinois. Alan’s business career included being an officer of a national brokerage firm, the owner of a seat, and a floor trader on the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chairman of a hedge fund from 1987 to 2000. Alan served on the board of his temple in Illinois and is currently on the Board of Alpert Jewish Residential and Family Services.  Alan is honored to be joining Temple Judea’s Board and supporting its mission.

 

Judy Grossman was born and raised in the Bronx, New York.  She graduated from N.Y.U. School of Education and taught 1st grade in Charleston, South Carolina, where her husband Hal was a JAG at Charleston’s Air Force base.  When they returned to New York, raising their family was her priority.  Once her children were in school, Judy founded and was the director of Temple Beth Sholom Nursery School for 18 years.  In 2000, they bought a harbor home in Admiral's Cove and were snowbirds for many years.  Although belonging to a temple up north, they joined Temple Judea several years ago after attending Shabbat services.   Last summer they made the big move and now live in Jupiter full time. Judy loves to walk, golf, read and volunteer to help those in need and looks forward to serving on the temple board.   Hal and Judy have two daughters and four grandchildren.

 

Jason Haselkorn has been a member of Temple Judea since 2005 and a Board of Trustee’s member since 2013.  Jason was elected to the Juno Beach Town Council in March 2014.  He is a graduate of New York Law School, and he is currently a Senior Partner with the Ciklin Lubitz Law Firm in West Palm Beach, specializing in Securities Arbitration and Investment Litigation.  Jason and his wife Catherine are raising two daughters (Rachel age 15 and Sydney age 12) and are proud 13 year residents of Juno Beach.  

 

Joan Hoffman grew up in Brookline, MA.  She went to NYU, then taught school in Sunapee, NH while her husband, Peter, was getting his MBA at The Tuck School at Dartmouth College. They moved back to the Boston area after graduate school. Several years later, due to Peter's job, the family was sent to England and Holland. During the four years in England, Joan became involved in synagogue life where she was on several committees. Back at stateside, she served on the board of her synagogue. Working on an Adopt-a-Family Program for Israelis who had been through horrific terrorist attacks was one of most rewarding experiences of her life.  In more recent years, Joan’s passion has been serving on the AIPAC's National Council, (American Israel Public Affairs Committee).  Beginning this September, Joan and Peter will be the AIPAC Palm Beach Chairs. Joan loves to cook, play golf, and travel.  Peter and Joan take every opportunity to see their four grandsons in Davidson, NC and Brooklyn, NY. She co-chaired four of the Temple Judea Golf Tournaments and is a regular at Saturday Torah study.

 

Matthew Kutner serves as the current President of Temple Judea, and has been an active member of our temple for over ten years.  He has played a crucial role in our annual golf tournament, our temple's largest fundraising event.  He also serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee, which manages Temple Judea’s Lev Legacy Endowment Fund.  Matthew is also a leading member of the Finance Committee.  Matthew is originally from New Jersey and has been a resident of Florida since 1999.  Matt resides in Palm Beach Gardens with his ten year old son, Jacob.

 

Karen Lowenstein is the immediate Past President of Temple Judea’s Sisterhood.  She is originally from New Jersey, where Karen obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Rehabilitation from Seton Hall University while raising her three sons.  Her career focused on providing cognitive rehabilitation services to individuals who suffered a traumatic brain injury under a faculty practice program affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; she moved into the private sector as a partner in a community-based program. Soon after moving to Palm Beach Gardens in 2010, she joined Temple Judea to become active in the Jewish community and to develop meaningful roots.  Also Karen continues to work part-time in an Antique store in West Palm Beach. Teaching by example is important to her, and therefore she wants to demonstrate her commitment to Judaism to her children and especially her six grandchildren.

 

Limor Meital Briskin was born in Israel and now resides in Florida with her husband Robert, her children, Michelle, Daniel, Arielle and Raquel and her dog, Bumble Bee. She joined the Temple Judea family in 2005 as the Director of the Youth Education Program. With a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education, Limor brought a unique perspective to her position and was able to create innovative programs to keep our children engaged and excited about both Jewish learning and Jewish life.  In 2013, Limor retired from her Temple Judea position but continued to serve on our board. Limor chaired the Membership Committee where she helped acclimate new members to our Temple community, and is now involved with our Youth Education Program.

 

Sara Mayeux has been a member of Temple Judea since 2014 after relocating to Palm Beach Gardens from New Orleans, LA where she was a Board member of Touro Synagogue, Touro Synagogue Sisterhood, and the New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah, as well as a graduate of the Jewish Federation Lemann-Stern Leadership Academy and the Hadassah Leadership Academy.  Sara won the Southeast Region Chapter of Hadassah's Woman of the Year award for her efforts in incorporating Young Women's programming and co-chairing the Young Women's committee.  Sara is the Assistant Complex Director for UBS Financial Services.  She and her husband, Ernesto, have an 8-year old son, Ari. 

 

Keith Paulus along with his wife Melanie and daughters Cassie and Jordan have been long-time members of Temple Judea. In 2007, Keith became an adult Bar Mitzvah.  Keith has served as a Board member, Vice President, Religious School liaison as well as his current position as Treasurer.  Keith is the Chair of Temple Judea’s Finance Committee.

 

Herb Siegel was born in Buffalo, New York and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Buffalo Law School.  He was the Senior Partner and Owner of the law firm, Siegel, Kelleher & Kahn for thirty-five years.  He was very active in the Synagogue of Buffalo and a strong supporter of the Jewish Federation in Buffalo as well as many other organizations in Buffalo such as the Birchfield Penny Art Center and the Buffalo Olmstead Convervancy.  Herb served as a director in the Erie County Democratic party and co-chaired fundraisers for both Bill and Hilary Clinton’s respective campaigns.  Since moving to Palm Beach Gardens permanently, he has been active in several aspects of Temple Judea as well as donating a beautiful stained glass window.  He is a strong supporter of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, the National Jewish Fund, as well as many other organizations in Florida.  He maintains a membership at Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo, New York as well as Temple Judea.  Herb serves as a trustee on the Statler Foundation and is a board member of NorthShore at Chautauqua.

 

Jeri Siegel was raised in Reform Judaism, and her grandparents were founding members of Temple Emanu-El in Yonkers, NY,  where she attended Sunday School, was confirmed, married, and her three children were named. Temple Shalom in Norwalk, CT became her next spiritual home, where she served on the Board for 12 years, part of that time as Vice-President, during the years she and her husband Harvey's children celebrated their B'nai Mitzvahs.  Jeri and Harvey moved to Ibis Golf & Country Club in 1997, and were thrilled when their two sons with their wives, and their daughter followed them to Florida in the next several years. After a dozen years at another local temple, they joined TJ in 2011 and finally found a home. In 2014, Jeri co-chaired TJ’s inaugural concert, the World of Peace. Her hobbies include golf, cooking, and reading, but all take a backseat to being Nana to Amber, Sean, Ryan, and Dylan.

 

Heather Greenhill Stohlman was born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida, where she was a nationally competitive gymnast. She graduated from the University of Florida with honors with a degree in History and obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.  She is the Owner of The Law Offices of Greenhill Stohlman, P.A. She practices Marital & Family Law.  Heather is philanthropically driven.  She sits on The Leukemia & Lymphoma Palm Beach Area Board of Trustees, where she was appointed the Executive Committee Secretary and was the 2014 Junior Gala Chair, and she previously attained the achievement of 2009 Woman of the Year for her fundraising efforts.  Heather is a founding Barrister Member of the Susan B. Greenberg Family Law Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches.  Heather is the Florida Association of Women Lawyers Palm Beach Chapter’s 2017 Judicial Reception Chair and was the 2015-2016 Fundraising Committee Co-Chair.  Heather’s parents are founding members of Temple Judea and her brother, Dustin, who is an Orthopedic Surgeon, was the first baby born to our temple.  Heather has co-chaired TJ’s Golf Tournament Auction. She currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens with her husband, Matthew, and his two sons, Alex and Justin.

 

Sandy Stull was born in Syracuse, New York. During her life there she was on the Board of Temple Concord. She was a licensed Real Estate Broker with several firms in the area. She was employed for 25 years at Blue Cross Blue shield of Central New York where she was in sales to large employers in the central New York area. She was consistently honored for her sales and outstanding service to her accounts. Sandy moved to Florida 20 years ago. After visiting all the reform congregations in the Palm Beach area she finally found her home at Temple Judea. Not too long after joining the temple, Sandy became a member of the temple board. During her tenure she was the Sisterhood liaison as the president of that group. She served as vice president of membership and is currently a co- chair of membership. Sandy was instrumental in running last year’s program, Conversations that Matter.

 

Cheryl Taylor and husband Jeff have 3 children also actively involved in Jewish life. Cheryl is the Membership Co-Chair for Temple Judea, and serves on the Jewish Federation’s Joint Steering Committee and the Partnership 2gether Committee, helping to build living bridges between Palm Beach County and the Tzahar region in Israel.   Cheryl has chaired the TJ YEP Bazaar, YEP School Gala and the Women's Seder. Her focus for the temple is membership and family engagement.

 

Marjorie Lesser Wallen has been a member of Temple Judea since the Lesser family joined in 1984.  Over the past 32 years, her commitment to strengthening Temple Judea’s place in the community has been steadfast.  Serving on the temple Board in its early days, she steered the fundraising team in building its first permanent home on Chillingworth Drive and has remained supportive in all ways possible as she embarked upon her personal career in school administration for the Palm Beach County School District.  In addition to her membership in Sisterhood, she has also served on the National Board of Women’s American ORT and is a lifetime member of Hadassah.   Temple Judea has shared in the bar mitzvahs of sons Craig and Jason, the marriage of Craig to Renee, the naming of granddaughter Ava, the loss of her beloved husband Daniel, and her 2014 marriage to fellow congregant, Howard Wallen. Marjorie is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees as the Recording Secretary and has been the High Holy Day Coordinator for the past two years.

 

 

Carolyn Yasuna is a committed philanthropist who has proudly served the Jewish community in Palm Beach County professionally since moving to Florida in 1997. A Connecticut native, Carolyn is currently the Chief Philanthropy Officer at the Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Throughout the past seventeen years, she has held a variety of senior leadership positions including Director of Women’s Philanthropy at the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Campaign Director at Morselife Foundation, Associate Regional Director at the American Associates of Ben-Gurion University, and Mishpacha Family Center Director at the Commission for Jewish Education.  Carolyn attended the award-winning cooperative education program at Northeastern University in Boston, and graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Massachusetts. She is deeply involved in synagogue life, and holds fond memories of teaching in several religious schools and privately tutoring B’nai Mitzvah students.  She is an enthusiastic member of Temple Judea’s Membership Committee, and is passionate about engaging friends and neighbors in the wonderful world of TJ. Carolyn also served as a co-chair of the TJ inaugural World of Peace Cantorial Concert, and is a member of the TJ Adult Choir.  A resident of Palm Beach Gardens, Carolyn is married to the love of her life Michael Yasuna, and together they have raised Max, 28, and Sam, 24. Her hobbies include walking, yoga, theater, and travel.







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