Meet our Executive Board

July 2022 - June 2024

Lynda Abraham-Braff, President
Bill Spatz, Executive VP
Barry Friedman, Administrative VP
Lauren Boczkowski, Education VP
Andy Baram, Financial VP
Cindy Platto, Fundraising VP
Blair Preiser, Membership VP
Margie Stang, Volunteerism VP
Beth Pomerantz, Financial Secretary
Neal Ash, Assistant Financial Secretary
David Sirota, Treasurer
Michele Rosenberg, Assistant Treasurer
Vered Cohen, Recording Secretary
Greg Gordon, Steve Haberman, Men’s Club Co-Presidents
Sisterhood Past Presidents

Meet our current Board of Trustees

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Lynda Abraham-Braff

President

Lynda Abraham-Braff and her family (Dexter, Pamela & Sharyn) have been members of Beth El since 1994. Most recently, she held the position of president of Beth El’s Sisterhood. Lynda has served on the nominating committee, is currently the special needs coordinator and teacher for the religious school, chaired many Beth El events, and works as a volunteer in different programs in the shul. She is also the co-chair of Judaic Arts for Central Great Lakes Region of Womens League for Conservative Judaism. Lynda has been in the Pittsburgh area since 1986 and was originally from Philadelphia. She received her BFA from Philadelphia College of Art and her MEd in Special Education from Penn State University. Lynda is a Special Education teacher for Wesley High School; a special needs program. She also volunteers with Wesley Family Services. Lynda and Dexter’s girls attended Beth El’s Religious School and completed their post-Bat Mitzvah studies through high school with SAJAS/JSite. Sharyn also received her teaching certificate through the Gratz program. Pamela received her PhD in Marine Science from Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Sharyn received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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