Boards & Committees

Temple Bat Yam is governed by the congregation’s Constitution and By-Laws ratified by the membership in May 1997. Congregational leadership is exercised by a board of directors comprised of six elected officers, seven elected trustees, the previous president of the congregation, our Rabbi, Religious School Director and the president of the sisterhood. Several appointed constitutionally-mandated committee chairpersons also serve on the board which meets monthly. Our Constitution and By-Laws provide for broad participation by the membership through a variety of standing committees: Arts and Furnishings, House, Jewish Education, Ritual, Membership, Nominating and Election Supervision, Public Affairs, Publications, Social Justice and Outreach, Ways and Means, and Youth Activities.

CLICK HERE for the complete TBY calendar that includes the dates and times of board meetings.

Rabbi Arthur S. Rutberg

Executive Board

President, Jerry Selig

Executive Vice President, Bette Bohlmann

Congregational Vice President, Arie Klapholtz

Treasurer, Martin Rosenhaft

Executive Secretary, Terri Bromm

Congregational Secretary, Jeff Thaler

Past Presidents, Candy Gusst, Karen AbramsPaul Schwab, Candy Gusst, Larry Pack, Stu Eisenman, Larry Michnick, Mike Waldman, Jeff Thaler, Hal Glick, Mel Stein, Jerry Selig, Andy Benjamin


Barbara Garber

Mike Gershenfeld

Jodi Meyers

Dara Murray

Tiffanie Nicols

Jay Taustin

Ken Weckstein

Religious School Committee

Director, Rabbi Arthur S. Rutberg

Special Projects Coordinator, Tiffanie Nicols

 Bette Bohlmann

 Barbara Garber

 Rina Thaler


Membership: Doreen Linehan, Chair; Cindy Brown, Vice Chair; Paul Schwab, Senior Consultant

Arts & Furnishings, Emily Schwab

Adult Jewish Growth, Rabbi Arthur S. Rutberg

Library, Bill & Judy Johnstone

Ritual, Steve Winkler

Finance, Jay Taustin

Publicity, Tim Rucinski, Barbara Patrick; News Letter, Ellen Bridge, Tim Rucinski; Facebook,  Shelley Klapholz, Website, Barbara Patrick

Caring, Stephanie Cohen

Community Outreach, Rina Thaler

Religious School, Rabbi Arthur S. Rutberg

House, Candy Gusst, Jerry Selig

Sisterhood, Bonnie Kirschbaum, Susan Kaltenbaugh

TBY Social Committee, Arie & Shelley Klapholz, Bonnie Kirschbaum, Doreen Lineham, Cindy Brown

Safety & Security, Candy Gusst, Jerry Selig, Martin Rosenhaft

Judaica Shop, Helen Rosenhaft