Staff/Board of Directors
Henry S. Feller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Henry Feller, our Executive Director, leads the administrative and operations staff of Beth Am and ensures that the synagogue runs smoothly. His wide ranging responsibilities include meeting potential members, communicating with congregants, financial management including collecting the revenues and paying the bills, managing all office and custodial staff, facilities management including building scheduling and maintenance, coordinating the assignment of High Holiday seating arrangements, planning programs and events, ordering food (and we certainly can’t run out of food), making the human and computer systems interface to serve the synagogue – and dozens of other functions. Directly and through the Beth Am staff, Henry seeks to ensure that everything is in place and functioning so that our religious and educational programs can take place without a hitch. Fortunately, Henry can rely on a capable, hard-working office and custodial staff.
Henry (originally from the Catskills area of New York State) and his family (his wife is originally from Baltimore), moved to Baltimore from Rochester, N.Y. in 1986. They were Beth Am congregants for eight years before Henry became executive director in 2000. He brought to the job more than 25 years of business and administrative experience, most recently as the Executive Vice President and director of a local bank. Henry also has experience in sales of business equipment to large institutions, systems consulting for a computer company, and has owned and operated a retail business. Henry earned a B.S. degree in business administration from Alfred University and an M.B.A. in marketing and management from Rochester Institute of Technology.
When Henry decided he wanted to combine his management experience and his love for working with people in a position where he could serve the Jewish community, he needed to look no further than his own congregation. He is a member of the North American Association of Synagogue Executives, the Mid-Atlantic Temple and Synagogue Administrators Association, and is a Board member of the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Baltimore. Henry was awarded the certification of FSA (Fellow in Synagogue Administration) at the NAASE (North American Association of Synagogue Executives) Conference in March of 2010.
Development & Volunteer/Senior Staff Coordinator
Linda L. Small (email@example.com or extension 12)
Linda organizes and coordinates with annual fund chairs to reach Beth Am goals for fund raising. She acts as liaison between the board chairs and staff for projects. Linda oversees staff responsibilities and information flow within the office. She maintains the calendar and service honors. Linda has been with Beth Am since 1990.
Gail Wohlmuth (firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 21)
Gail coordinates special projects like the Beth Am Directory, B’nai Mitzvah dates and High Holyday details. She does purchasing, assists with bookkeeping, security scheduling, and proofreading, and tracks membership changes and prospective inquiries. Gail has been at Beth Am since 2001.
email@example.com or extension 11
Answers the telephone, takes reservations and is responsible for general administrative office duties. Sends out the contribution cards and does office archiving.
Marsha Blank (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marsha assists the Education Director by helping with the logistics and administration of the school. She does registration and attendance for the school. She assists in the logistics and preparation for the school, the Avodah program, and the Tikkun Olam Initiative.
Norman Weinstein (email@example.com or extension 17)
Norman maintains members’ accounts by sending monthly statements, recording receipts and making bank deposits. He processes the payroll, audits invoices, writes and mails checks. Norm began work at Beth Am March, 2009.
Warren can help you set up for an event or bring items in and out of the building. He also makes sure everything is sparkling clean so you can enjoy your activities here in a pleasant atmosphere! Warren has been at Beth Am since 2002.
Board of Directors (Until Annual Meeting 2012)
Cy Smith, President
Scott Zeger, 1st Vice President
Nancy Shuger, 2nd Vice President
Alan Kopolow, Secretary
Elaine Weiss, Treasurer
Trustees through 2014
Trustees through 2012
Trustees through 2013