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 Estelle Mills

Executive Board
President Karen Abrams
Executive Vice President Rachel White
Congregational Vice President Stu Smolins
Treasurer Lew Bush
Executive Secretary Joan Kessler
Congregational Secretary Jeff Thaler
Past President Paul Schwab


Bette Bohlmann
Michael Gershenfeld
Christine Glick
Rolfe Gudelsky
Candy Gusts
Jay Taustin
Steve Winkler


Board Members
Religious School Committee Chair
Rabbi Mills
Sisterhood President
Anita Winkler
Rabbi Mills
Men’s Club
Steve Winkler & Steve Cohen