Our Board

Jonathan Knopf

Oversees Executive Board, schedules and presides at Board meetings, reserves meeting rooms for Board functions, plans and presides at annual General Membership Meeting, monitors the master calendar of events, directs the activities of the Administrative Assistant, provides information and support as needed by the Executive Board, members of the congregation, and/or members of the community.


Vice President
Jackie Balyeat

Supports activities of the President.


David Lippa

Budget, dues, financial reports.


Director of Membership
Vicky Kelman

Coordinates annual membership drive and oversees all activities related to membership such as the annual Membership Directory.


Ruth Kaplan

Meeting minutes.


Director of Social Action
Marci Aerenson

Organizes community outreach projects on behalf of SOS.


Director of Social Events (Pot Lucks)
Lenny Weisberg

Oversees calendar of pot luck suppers, secures sponsors and advises them of their duties, maintains supplies in storage and replenishes as needed.


Rabbi Liaison
Ira Tane


Immediate Past President
Susan Greenwood

Coordinates community outreach and philanthropic initiatives; these include the Summit High School scholarship, the adopted trail clean-up, and the Leadville Cemetery project.


Director of Religious School
Caroline Falkenburg

Coordinates Hebrew School and Children’s Storytime with Rabbi Gelfarb.



Administrative Assistant
Angela Reider

(Non-Voting Board Member)
Supports SOS Board and members through general administrative duties including Website and Membership Database maintenance, Communications, Newsletter, etc.


Members of the Executive Board would be expected to secure volunteer chairpersons in each category and generally monitor the progress of their areas of responsibility, but not have responsibility for carrying out the details of each area. (Responsibility would be delegated to the chairpersons. If no chairpersons are available, the activity will not take place.)

Executive Board members will meet 6 times per year. There will be one general membership meeting per year, planned and coordinated by the President and Vice President. Executive Board members and chairpersons of their committees will meet as needed to facilitate the programs of the SOS. This is a volunteer organization! Volunteers are essential to all the ongoing programs of the SOS. If volunteers are not forthcoming, it will be assumed that the membership does not place a high value on a particular activity, and that activity will not take place.