Debbie has served in many capacities as a member of the Board of Trustees and Sisterhood, including as president of each. She recently served as co-chair of the Rabbi Search committee and is the editor of the monthly bulletin.
Debbie spent 3 years living on Kibbutz Ein Hamifratz, in northern Israel.
She was an elected member of the Schenectady City School District Board of Education. and is a volunteer usher at Proctor’s Theater in downtown Schenectady.
Debbie works at Capital Management Partners, LLC, an investment advisory firm, and is the Director of Client Services.
Debbie has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. She is a third generation member of Congregation Beth Israel.
Born in Saratoga Springs, NY, 1937. Went off to Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, NYC, 5th grade through high school. College: Yeshiva University, graduated 1959. Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, graduated 1963. Internship at Grasslands Hospital. Then U.S. Army, paratroopers, 82nd Airborne (Captain); one year in Vietnam. Then residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center in NYC, including Jacobi. Practiced in Troy until retirement in 2014. Wife Lynn and three children and five grandchildren. Has been gabbai of shul and head of Ritual Committee for years. Welcomes all to Beth Israel family.
Al is currently the Vice President of Beth Israel. After graduating from Bryant University Al joined Schenley Industries marketing department in Manhattan. He did graduate work in business education at Syracuse University and then joined the family business, which was established in 1888 by his great uncle I.N.Lovenheim in Little Falls. In 1997 he sold the business and joined his wife Judy at her marketing agency. In 1999 they moved to the Capital Region and joined Beth Israel. Al & Judy have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
Born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Staten Island, NY. Graduate of Syracuse University Whitman School of Management and Syracuse Law School. Moved to Capital Region in 1985. Practicing attorney in Albany, NY. Lives with husband, Dr. Elliott Greene, in Voorheesville, NY where they ride their horses and entertain their dog, Winnie. Three daughters are located in Manhattan, White Plains and Buffalo. Compiles Book of Remembrance and Gemilut Chasadim journal for shul. Liaison for nursery school that is situated in shul. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Tax Counseling for the Elderly AARP volunteer.
Harlan Harrison is a long time member of Conregation Beth Israel. As a child, he and his parents belonged to Ohad Shalom, where he was Bar Mitzvahed in 1950.
Harlan is a member of the Board of Trustees. He has served as Vice President and recently was a member of the Rabbi Search Committee. He currently is chairman of the Endowment Committee and treasurer.
Harlan is a past president of the Schenectady JCC, and currently is a member of it’s Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Jewish Federation Endowment Fund and is chair of its insurance and other non cash gifts committee.
Harlan and his wife Helen have 2 sons and 6 grandchildren.
Margo was the first female president of the congregation. She is currently serving as financial/recording secretary. She holds a BA and MSW from the State U. At Buffalo, taught at the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District, and served as the Jewish Chaplain/Hillel Director at Union College for close to 20 years. Now in retirement, she plays violin in the Albany Senior Citizens Orchestra, serves as a volunteer for Jewish Family Services Project Five, and enjoys
spending time with her children and grandchildren.