Our Volunteers

Congregation Or Chadash Grows Because of Its Volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of our Congregation. Without their help and support Congregation Or Chadash would not be the dynamic and successful organization it is today. Volunteers serve on the Board. Volunteers work on Social Action projects. Volunteers plan and organize social events such as the Purim and Chanukah parties as well as couples’ dinners and art auctions. Volunteers work on so many of our committees. Volunteers sing in the adult and youth choirs. Volunteers do so much for our Congregation!

We salute them all. We extend to them our sincerest appreciation. And we are not too shy to say that we have many more opportunities for members from all backgrounds and with all levels of experience to volunteer and contribute to the synagogue.


Board of Directors


Phil Dicken

Vice Presidents

Andrew Felrice


Andrew Colby

Secretary Karen Dean
Past president Karen Conner
At-Large Scott Chidakel
At-Large Matt Dwoskin
At-Large Rob Eisenberg
At-Large Laura Sardilli
At-Large Aaron Siskind
At-Large Fran Zavin


 Committee Chairs

Oneg Coordinator Julie Swain
Or Chadash Singers Rachel Stroud-Goodrich
Religious School Committee Howard Benowitz
Social Action Committee Rita Shewbridge
CORY President Seth Gussow
CORY Advisor (COC Youth Group) Hannah Robin
Jr. CORY  Advisor (COC Jr. Youth Group) Hannah Robin
Kiddish Kids Advisor (Youth Group for ages 5-9) Hannah Robin
WCOC/Sisterhood President Ellyn Baum
Membership Committee Howard Benowitz
Dues or Tuition Relief Andrew Colby
Fundraising Committee Debbie Lessans
Jewish Living & Learning Committee Donna & Coleman Clarke
Building Committee Matt Dwoskin
Ritual Committee OPEN
Brotherhood President OPEN
Adult Social Group Joe Baum
Chesed Committee Donna & Coleman Clarke
Library Committee Michael Abrahams
FOCUS Editor Debbie Eisenberg
Webmaster Marti Kerner