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Congregation Beth Israel

Traditional Judaism. Welcoming Community. All Here In Schenectady.

Congregation Beth Israel

Traditional Judaism. Welcoming Community. All Here In Schenectady.

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Leadership

Dr. James Strosberg

Recording Secretary

Jim Strosberg is currently the Recording Secretary. He and Margo and their 5 kids have been members since 1976. Jim is a retired physician. He participates in the Haftorah rotation.
Currently serves on the Board of the Schenectady County Historical Society and along with 3 other shul members perform with the Albany Area Senior Orchestra. Is a Past Chief of the Department of Medicine of Ellis Hospital and Past Chairman of the Northeastern New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.

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Margot Zack

Sisterhood President

Margot Zack has been active in synagogues since she lived in Worcester, MA. She was past President of Congregation Shaarai Torah, and is currently the Sisterhood President for Congregation Beth Israel. She has appeared in several fundraising shows for the shul and for Pioneer Women of which she was a past President. She was also involved in the New England Region of the OU.
In 1973, Margot moved to Niskayuna with her husband Sid. They immediately became involved with Beth Israel, enrolling their children in the Hebrew School. Sid worked Bingo and Margot joined the Sisterhood, of which she has been President three times. She stage managed three plays at the shul aong with several plays for the JCC. She was also a volunteer at St. Claires Hospital for over thirty years. Margot is also active on the shul board as a liason for the Sisterhood.

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