Executive Board

Board 1 President Hedi Gross Board 2 Board 3 Board 4 Board 5Cantor Doug Cotler

The officers of Or Ami meet monthly, before the Board Meeting to prioritize the issues that will come before the Board of Directors and to delegate and assign responsibilities for matters not requiring Board approval.


  • Gary Kaplan - President
  • Kevin Palm – Vice President
  • Stephanie Blau - Vice President
  • Fred Gruber - Vice President
  • Karin Pofsky - Vice President
  • Linda Blumenthal- Secretary
  • Craig Steinhauer - CFO


Ex Officio

  • Rabbi Paul Kipnes
  • Rabbi Julia Weisz
  • Cantor Doug Cotler
  • Hedi Gross – Immediate Past President
  • Alan Kazden – Advisor to the President
  • Zach Oschin – President of LOMPTY


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meets monthly, on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. All interested congregants are encouraged to attend the meetings and participate in the decision-making process that directs our future. Check the Calendar for specific dates. Additionally, Or Ami functions smoothly because of the volunteer efforts of a great many people. Some of them step into leadership roles as Committee Chairs, Project leaders or Directors. 

  • Seth Front
  • Doug Gellerman
  • Sid Goldberg
  • Dianne Gubin
  • Hilary Harrison
  • Michael Kaplan
  • Alan Kazden
  • Aaron Koch
  • David Melnick
  • Debby Pattiz
  • Steve Rifkin
  • Cathy Spencer
  • Sharon Weiss