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Our Leadership

2021 -2022 Board of Trustees

 

Susan Stieber - President

My name is Susan Stieber and I have been on the Temple Or Rishon Board of Directors for over five years. I am currently the  President and am honored to serve on the board with such dedicated and supportive members. I am married to Larry Stieber who is the Finance Committee Chair. Larry and I have three adult children who live locally with their spouses and six amazing grandchildren. We are both active at TOR because we feel an obligation to make sure that there is a strong Jewish community for the next generation and generations to come. I enjoy the friendships that I have made while being a part of TOR and look forward to the future growth of our TOR community.

Neil Harris - Vice President

I am very pleased to serve as Vice President of Temple Or Rishon. My wife, Lisa, and I have been members of the Temple for more than 25 years and live in Fair Oaks. We have one child, Charles, who is 25 years old and lives in Los Angeles. Many of our best friendships are with our fellow Or Rishon members. I have served on the Board, been Vice President of Education, President of Men’s club and a founding leader of the Safety and Security committee. I look forward to working with the Board and Congregation to further enhance TOR’s security and long-term financial stability. I’m also eager to build on the fantastic online collaboration developed during this COVID-19 pandemic to enhance our visibility in the Sacramento Region Jewish community and increase our membership. I am a Structural Engineer by training and experience, and recently retired from a senior management position with one of world’s largest engineering and architecture firms. In my free time, I play golf, walk and exercise regularly, binge-watch Netflix and enjoy worldwide travel.

 

Marc Dubin - Secretary

 

 

Jeff Gordon - Treasurer

My wife Hilary and I relocated to the Sacramento area from the midwest just over twenty years ago in search of better weather and a job opportunity.  We have three children; Emma (19), Jane (16) and Drew (13), and are proud to say that they all have not only been B’nai Mitzva’d here at TOR but all under the guidance of Rabbi Rabishaw.  Over the years, I have enjoyed the community that has been created by TOR and look forward to enjoying lifelong friendships for years to come.  Outside of Temple Or Rishon, I enjoy skiing, triathloning and sailing.  At home,  we have a yard full of animals: chickens, ducks, dogs and Squiggy the  mini piggy.  Professionally, I am a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors and have been in the financial services industry for over twenty five years.

   Sheri Katz - Trustee

Shalom!  I am Sheri Katz and I have been a member of TOR for over 21 years.  I am married to Brian and we have two children, Suzie and Danny, who “grew up” in the congregation.  We live in Rocklin.  I love being a member of our TOR community and it has brought me many friends and great experiences.  Over the years, I have served on the Education Committee, the Membership Committee, the Religious Committee and now I am pleased to be serving on the Board of Directors.   I enjoy cooking, playing tennis and reading. 

   Nancy Lenoil - Trustee

My name is Nancy Lenoil and I have been a member of Temple Or Rishon since 1991. I am married to Robert Lenoil who regularly contributes his singing talent to TOR services. We were married at TOR and have two children growing up in the congregation. We live in El Dorado County, and, in 2013, started an informal effort to bring together TOR families in our area together for a monthly potluck Havdalah dinner to have a community activity closer to home. I served on a Rabbi Search Committee and was previously involved in the Sacramento community as a member of the Jewish Federation Board of Trustees and the National Young Leadership Cabinet. The TOR community has always been very important to me and my family.  I am happy to be on the Board to help support that our community. Professionally, I retired in 2019 as State Archivist of California, the first woman in state history to hold the position. I am a Certified Archivist Emeritus and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.

Jerry Weltsch - Trustee

My wife Loren and I relocated to Granite Bay from Silicon Valley in 2015, in search of a slower pace of life and a bit more space. Soon after, we found a warm and welcome community at Temple Or Rishon and became members. We have three children, Sam (17), Ryan (14), and Emmy (10), who are actively engaged in Or Rishon's TASTY and Hebrew School programs. Since joining Temple Or Rishon, I have become an active member of the Men's Club, teach both adult education and youth education classes, and participate on committees. I like to spend my free time reading, running, and hiking, biking, and traveling with my family and friends, as well as getting in the occasional round of frisbee golf. Professionally I work as a corporate communications leader for a software company based in the bay area.

   Rebecca Willenborg - Trustee

Kimberly Olker - Immediate Past President

Hello. My name is Kimberly Olker, Past President of the TOR Board of Trustees. I have been part of TOR (originally as Sunrise Jewish Congregation) since moving to the area in 1993.  My husband Dave & I  were looking for a place where we felt comfortable as an interfaith couple… and this was it. After having our 2 sons, Daniel & Matthew, we officially joined TOR so that they could participate in the education program. Both boys went through the many years of Sunday school, Hebrew school, their Bar Mitzvah, TASTY, confirmation, & being a madrich. They are now both going to school on the east coast. I served on the TOR board for 4 years before this current position. I am a certified professional photographer specializing in portraiture and events. It’s especially fulfilling for me when I can attend TOR Bar/bat Mitzvah services while also capturing wonderful memories for the family. I also serve on the local board for PPSV, the Professional Photographers of Sacramento Valley.  I have seen Temple Or Rishon grow and change over the last ~25 years and look forward to being a part of the TOR community in the future. 

Mon, September 27 2021 21 Tishrei 5782