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Federation announces board lineup

Lauren Fineman, Mary Gratehouse, Bob Israeloff, David Millstone and Mel Taub are new members of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee's board of directors.

SARASOTA — The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee announced the organization's 2019 board of directors.

New members include Lauren Fineman, Mary Gratehouse, Bob Israeloff, David Millstone and Mel Taub, according to a press release. 

Board promotions include former treasurer, Randon Carvel, who will now serve as president-elect. Former vice present, Roz Goldberg, will now serve as treasurer. Merrill Wynne has moved from director to vice president. Fran Braverman and Irene Ross are cycling off the board. Michael Ritter is president. 

“It’s always exciting to welcome new faces to the table who offer fresh perspectives,” says Ritter in a statement. “They join a team of dedicated people who are united in their commitment to serve the needs and mission of the Federation and we look forward to a vibrant future. We’re also grateful to those individuals cycling off the board who have shared their talents, passion for hands-on projects and longstanding commitment to community involvement over the past years.”

The Federation’s slate of officers also includes Patti Wertheimer, immediate past-president; Ian Black, vice president; Stacy Hanan, vice president; Anne Spindel, vice president; and Debbie Haspel, secretary/governance officer.

Other members include Sepi Ackerman, Len Drexler, Marsha Eisenberg, Al Ernst, Julie Green, Simone Knego, Linda Lipson, Michelle Mitchell, Iris Nahemow, Nancy Roucher, Alan Silverglat, Bunny Skirboll, Adrea Sukin and Peter Wells.

Barbara Ackerman, Alan Ades, Tom Bernstein, David Chaifetz, Lewis Hanan and Lois Stulberg are lifetime board members. 

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is a nonprofit whose mission is to save Jewish lives and enhance Jewish life in the Sarasota-Manatee region, Israel and throughout the world.



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