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LAY LEADERSHIP

Keegan Bailey, President

As I embark on my fifth year on the board of Temple Israel, I am honored to assume the role of President. For over a decade, my family and I have been active members of this close-knit Jewish community, nurturing profound connections and forging lifelong friendships. Beyond the temple, I have demonstrated my commitment to service through leadership roles in numerous healthcare companies and founding a successful leadership and strategy consultancy. My professional expertise, paired with my active involvement in initiatives like the Regional Food Bank for Northeastern New York and Clifton Park-based business, Send Me Waffles, underline my dedication to community development. As I look forward to my term as President, I am eager to apply my leadership skills towards fostering growth and unity within the Temple Israel community.

 Marcia Rosenberg, Executive Vice President

I have been a member of TI since 1991 when I sent my daughter to Camp Givah and Sunday  school, and I volunteer for both.  Since my retirement from State service I attend daily minyan and Shabbat services. Because of this I have found a sense of community and have made life long friends. I volunteer on numerous committees and plan on continuing to do so for many years.

Jonathan Carp, Vice President

I have been a member of Temple Israel since 1989, after arriving from Chicago with my wife Deborah to accept a research position to develop new rehabilitation tools for people with neurological disorders. Our decision to join Temple Israel was inspired by the warm and inclusive environment that greeted us, and we have continued to experience this through our interactions with our fellow congregants and our children’s growth in Temple Israel’s educational programs and Camp Givah. I have served as co-Chair of the Cemetery Committee since 2014. I am honored to serve as one of Temple Israel’s Vice Presidents and to be part of the tapestry that makes Temple Israel such a cherished place for all who walk through its doors.

Matthew Day, Vice President

 
My journey with Temple Israel began in 2010 when I first moved to the capital region with my family. Temple Israel’s rich programming and welcoming members made us know instantly that this was the shul we would call home. I have been active with the Temple Israel Men’s Club where I served as president for two years. I am excited to take on this new role on Temple Israel’s leadership. I am a public affairs officer for the U.S. Army. My hobbies include mountain biking with my two sons, running, fitness and playing guitar and piano. I am currently on the Education and Inclusivity Committees.

Dr. Shelley Justa, Vice President 

I have been a member of Temple Israel since 1994 when my husband Stephen and I and our two sons moved to the Capital Region from Flemington, NJ. Our lives have been greatly enriched by the vibrant  Jewish community we have embraced and have been embraced by at Temple Israel and the Albany  Jewish community at large. I am a family physician and work for Community Care Physicians at Clifton Park Family Medicine. I love hiking, biking, skiing, singing and Israeli Dance. I am currently the chairperson of the Israeli Dance committee, and a member of the Temple Israel High Holiday choir.

Gary Ginsburg, Treasurer

I have been involved with Temple Israel since I started attending Junior Congregation at age 6. This community helped shape me into the person I am today, and I will be forever indebted to this Shul and the incredible members who make it an extended family. It has been my honor to serve on the Board of Trustees, as the Chair of multiple Committees, as an Officer, and previously as President. As Treasurer, I hope to ensure that the resources of our synagogue are used to provide the high quality services and run the high quality programs our members, and the grater community, expect and deserve.

Jo-Ann Lubinski, Secretary

My husband Bob Miller and I have been members of Temple Israel since the early 1980’s. Over the years our family has been involved in a variety of volunteer, educational  and social opportunities. To us Temple Israel has always been an inclusive and embracing community leading to lifelong friendships. I am retired from the DOT as a policy and program analyst.

Wed, June 19 2024 13 Sivan 5784