Office Administrator: Joanna Schnurman
Adath Israel is my Jewish family. Its members are my aunts and uncles, my cousins, my nieces and nephews sharing joys and struggles, support and perspective. I don’t know what I’d do without them.
Religious School Director: Anna Elfenbaum
Jonathan Shapiro, President
My family has been part of the synagogue since it was founded. My great grandparents, grandparents, great aunts and uncles, aunts, uncles and cousins have all called Adath Israel home. It is the only synagogue I have called my own, and am honored to continue our family legacy. It taught me much of what I know about Judaism and am proud to have my kids learn where I did and as I did.
Eileen Daling, Immediate Past President
Adath Israel has been my family’s spiritual home for over 37. I was the Office Administrator of 15 years, then Vice President for 2 years and now President for the last 3 years. I have been privileged to witness Adath Israel change, grow and develop into an even more inclusive synagogue to all aspects of our community. My hope is that we continue on this path and remain a viable synagogue long into the future. I am proud and honored to serve Adath Israel.
Carly Hoss, Vice President
Adath Israel is important to me because of it’s rich history, and my own lifecycle events that have taken place within the building. I love my community because of it’s multi-generational audience, diverse programming, and vibrant Hebrew School. Whether serving on the Board, teaching in the Hebrew School, attending a program or service, or volunteering, I feel like I am part of a supportive family that has a strong and vibrant Jewish heritage.
Michael Daling, Secretary
I joined Adath Israel because my daughter needed to start her Jewish education. Now, 37 years later I’m still involved because Adath Israel has become a very ingrained part of my life having served her in many capacities over the years and it is my synagogue.
Robert Goldstein, Treasurer
I joined Adath Israel in 2006 as we were looking for a synagogue with a strong Hebrew School program for my 3 children to continue their Jewish education and my remaining 2 children to have their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Since that time, both my wife and I have become engrained in the Adath Israel community. My children still attend services with us when they are home from college and we all consider Adath Israel our second home. We all enjoy services and the friendly conversations during Shabbat kiddish.
Board of Directors
Jaime & Rich Bruno
Starting with our children growing up and learning about what it is to be Jewish and my husband Michael’s commitment as president of the synagogue, Adath Israel has been a central part of my family’s lives. Even now all of my children come home to Adath Israel for the holidays.
As a third generation congregant, I appreciate the congeniality of the membership; the various social and religious opportunities the synagogue provides; and the values it instills. It is a place where diversity is encouraged and accepted.
Adath Israel is a Jewish community of caring friends who share our culture within our larger community. Adath Israel connects us with others and other local communities.
As a life-long member of Adath Israel, I have been blessed by being part of a caring and accepting community. I believe that we must continue that atmosphere and tradition now and for generations to come.
Adath Israel has always felt like home to me. Our family has been part of this synagogue since its inception. I enjoy watching my own children learn about their Jewish heritage here just as I had done.
I have been on the Board of Directors for 20 of the 21 years my family has belonged here. Adath Israel needs to remain viable to serve the Jewish community of Middlesex County and I wanted to participate in that. The friendships my family has made here are priceless.