BJE Welcomes New Directors
With the approach of the new year, BJE installed its Officers and Directors for the 2016-2017 term. We are fortunate that Dr. Alan M. Spiwak will continue as President for a 3rd one-year term and are pleased to welcome to the elected board of forty-one directors and officers four new directors: Ilana Goldschein, Dr. Simona Heumann, Amy Leibowitz and Sheilah Miller.
Joining Alan Spiwak as officers of the board are: Vice-Presidents, Mark S. Berns, Keren Aviad Dunn, Dr. Bruce Ellman, Adrian Miller, Liz Rosman Schwartz and Steve Shapiro; Treasurer, Bennett Spiegel; Secretaries, Susan Baum and Marci Spitzer; and Parliamentarian, Mel Plutsky. Jerry Coben, Chair of the Jewish Federation's L.A. Jewish Teen Initiative, served as installing officer at the September 15 opening Board meeting.
The board noted with sadness the recent passing of Earl Greinetz who served as BJE President, 2002-2005 and continued as an active Board Member. Earl recognized the inter-relationship of Jewish learning and Jewish living and devoted himself to strengthening the capacity of BJE to reach and teach successive generations of children and families. His legacy-as the impact of Jewish education-is enduring.