Categories for Emeritus Board

Rabbi Laura Abrasley

Rabbi Laura Abrasley joined the Temple Shalom clergy team in July 2015. She grew up in Houston and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in psychology. Her path to becoming a rabbi began with many summers spent as a camper and then counselor at the URJ Greene Family…

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Dana Beyer, MD

Dana is a retired eye surgeon who, after seven years on the board of Equality Maryland, served for eight years as Executive Director of Gender Rights Maryland, the state’s trans political organization, which worked the Maryland gender identity bill to passage in 2014. She served a term as a senior…

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Jeremy Burton

Jeremy Burton is the CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC). Through advocacy, organizing, service and partnerships JCRC defines and advances the values, interests and priorities of the organized Jewish community of Greater Boston in the public square. Previously he was the Senior Vice President of…

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Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen has worked for more than 25 years in the international and domestic non-profit, foundation, and corporate social responsibility sectors. Alan currently serves as the chief program officer at JASA. In the past, Alan served as the chief of staff at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC); the director of global…

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Gali Cooks

Gali Cooks is the President & CEO of Leading Edge, an organization formed in 2014 by foundations and federations to influence, inspire and enable dramatic change in attracting, developing and retaining top talent for Jewish organizations. Gali’s professional experience spans the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Her career began as…

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Bennett Decker

Bennett Decker is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a student at the Joint Program between the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University where he received dual BAs Political Science and Talmud. Bennett currently combines his desire to make the world a more just place and Judaism during his day…

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Ann Falchuk

Forty-one years ago, Ann moved from Manhattan to Newton, Massachusetts to share her life with her husband, Myron. Their family grew to include three incredible daughters who gifted them with four grandchildren. During the years, Ann served on the boards of the Solomon Schecter Day School, Temple Mishkan Tefila, Jewish…

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S. Asher Gelman

S. Asher Gelman is a director, choreographer, actor, dancer, playwright, and producer. Through his production company, Midnight Theatricals, he produced and directed his first original play, Afterglow, which ran for 14 months Off-Broadway at the Davenport Theater. In 2019, Gelman’s second play, safeword., opened Off-Broadway in April, and he also…

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Carson Gleberman

Carson Gleberman’s career has spanned health care administration, international conference planning, strategy consulting and banking. A Tony-winning producer, she is  Board President of Page 73 Productions, a company dedicated to launching early-career playwrights. Past board experience includes education and international student exchange. Gleberman created “Umm, About That…” a blog with…

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Lee Jason Goldberg

Lee Jason Goldberg was born and raised in Wellesley, MA, and currently lives in Thornton, NH, after spending more than 22 years living in New York City. Lee has worked as an investment banker and an attorney, graduating with a BA, cum laude, in Economics-Philosophy from Columbia University and a…

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