This year’s Annual Meeting of the Membership will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM, via Zoom. All members received an email with a link to register on May 18, 2021. If you did not receive that email and/or still need the link to register, please email

At this time, the slate of Trustees and Officers will be submitted for election. The slate of nominees was submitted by the Nominating and Governance Committee on May 10, 2021 and approved by the Board of Trustees on such date. You may view the slate below.

Please note up to two adult members per household are entitled to vote.

Click here for a Zoom reference sheet with information on how to participate in the meeting.

We hope all members will join us on June 10 for the Annual Meeting.

Meeting Agenda

D’var Torah
Slate and Election of Officers and Trustees
President’s Report
Renewal of Senior Rabbi’s Contract
Finance Report
Executive Director’s Report
Rabbi’s Report
Installation of Board of Trustees and Officers
Moment of Remembrance
Closing Benediction

Slate of Trustees and Officers

I. Proposed Trustees

Class of 2022
Matthew Baer*
Jonathan Gertman*
Doris Klueger*
Andrea Soonachan*

Class of 2023
Aaron Miller*

Class of 2024
Neil Corwin
Ariella Golomb*
John Horowitz
Tomer Inbar
Lisa Lieberman
Molly Silberberg
Jonathan Spear
Marc Sternberg

*New Board Candidate

II. Proposed Officers

John Horowitz: President
Lisa Lieberman: Executive Vice President
Jonathan Gertman: Vice President*
Tomer Inbar: Vice President
Lou Mintz: Vice President
Aaron Miller: Treasurer*
Joanna Pressman: Secretary

New Trustee Bios

Matthew Baer

Matt has lived in Brooklyn since 2006 and currently resides in Prospect Heights with his wife and daughter. His family joined Union Temple in 2019 and are regular participants in Shir L’Shabbat at CBE. Matt spent many happy summers at URJ Eisner Camp, and has been a youth educator at congregations in Washington, Albany and Brooklyn. Professionally, he serves as director of communication and policy for a New York State Senator, where he crafts messaging and strategy to advance an ambitious legislative agenda. Matt sits on the leadership committee of the Brooklyn Eagles (the Brooklyn Public Library’s group for young professionals) and is president of his co-op board. Born and raised in Manhattan, Matt attended public schools and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. He holds a B.A. from George Washington University and an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Jonathan Gertman

Jonathan joined CBE following the combination with Union Temple and is thrilled to be part of the future of CBE. Having grown up in Shaker Heights Ohio as a “clergy kid”, he now lives in Boerum Hill with his fiancé Zoe and their adopted schnauzer-terrier, Babka. Professionally, Jonathan leads The NRP Group’s New York City office, originating and overseeing market rate and affordable development. He is responsible for the company’s development efforts in New York City, Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Jonathan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, from which he holds a degree in Urban Studies with a minor in Urban Real Estate from the Wharton School of Business. He has served as a past president of the Young Leadership division of the Jewish National Fund, former member of the Young Leadership board of the Conference of Presidents, and is a member of the board of the Enterprise Community Partners Gotham Society as well as Neighbors Together, a Brooklyn based food bank.

Ariella Golomb

Ariella has lived in Brooklyn since 2006. She and her husband and their two daughters have been CBE members since 2007. Ariella joined the CBE Covid Council and Philanthropy and Engagement Committees in 2020 and is a proud Yachad parent. She is the Co-Founder of a private equity firm specializing in medical devices, InnovaHealth Partners, based in New York. Ariella is also on the Board of Trustees at Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Brooklyn where she is the Co-Chair of the Finance Committee. Ariella received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences. She went on to receive an M.B.A. from the Wharton School with a concentration in Health Care Management and an M.D. from the School of Medicine.

Doris Klueger

Doris joined CBE as a Union Temple legacy member in 2021. As a member of the Union Temple community for forty plus years, Doris served on many committees (Ritual, Adult Education, Nominating, Rabbinic Search), was a trustee, secretary, and then president of the congregation from 2004 to 2011. She was married and became a b’nei mitzvah at the temple. Doris was a teacher, a guidance counselor and then a supervisor and administrator of pupil personnel services for the NYC Department of Education. As a retiree, Doris has focused her volunteer activities on voter registration and food banks.

Aaron Miller

Aaron and his wife Rachel have been active members of CBE since being welcomed through Shir L’Shabbat in 2016. They have three children, all of whom are either currently enrolled or attended ECC. Aaron has served on the ECC Committee and Finance Committee and as a volunteer for CBE’s Respite Shelter. He grew up attending Temple Hesed in Scranton, PA and is a proud alum of URJ’s Camp Harlam. Professionally, Aaron is Senior Counsel at Broadridge Financial Solutions and a graduate of Syracuse University, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Tsinghua University.

Andrea Soonachan

Andrea was born in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. She is a 3rd generation Jewish Brooklynite on her Mom’s side, and a first-generation American on her Dad’s side. Since 1999 she has lived in Clinton Hill and Crown Heights, where she now resides. Andrea and her husband Mike have two children; the oldest began attending religious school at Union Temple in 2018. Andrea’s professional work is in education, spanning over 20 years of administrative experience in K-12 and higher education, non-profit organizations, and public agencies. Andrea’s career includes service at the New York City Department of Education developing a strategic vision and policy agenda for increasing postsecondary access and success for New York City public school students. In her current role as CUNY’s University Dean for K-16 Initiatives, Andrea supports partnership between the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) to help ensure that entering undergraduates are prepared for success. Andrea holds an Ed.D. in higher education from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.A. in education from Stanford University, and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.

Proxy form - CLOSING AT 6:15 PM THURSDAY, JUNE 10
Every member of the Congregation is entitled to vote by proxy on any matter on which such member is entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting of the Congregation. To be valid, a proxy must be executed through submission of our online form by the member conferring the same and shall not be given to any person other than a member of the Congregation. Please note the proxy form will close at 6:15 PM on Thursday, June 10 in advance of the meeting.

Proxy Form