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Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will be held on July 12.

Amongst all of the business that we’ll be conducting that day will be the election of officers and trustees. Below you'll find a brief bio and photo of each of the nominated new trustees and officers so that you can learn a little bit about who you will be voting for this year.


Dear Friends,


This past year we have overcome many challenges. From the constant risk of the COVID pandemic to physical plant issues with our building and Camp Givah, we have met the challenges and Temple Israel has continued marching forward, not missing a beat, thanks to our incredible staff and clergy.

Exciting new programs are being planned for our children’s Jewish and cultural education. Temple Israel Youth Shabbat services are now being conducted monthly, headed by our new Youth Coordinator, Shoshie Brickman. Rachael Schertzer is leading monthly Tot Shabbat services. It’s a joy to again see our families in shul and hear their children playing and participating in services on Shabbat.

Based on many discussions, our Education Committee, lead by Gary Ginsburg and Jessie Reinhardt, is embarking on a path to develop an innovative and engaging educational program. This will ensure that our children are imbued with a deep understanding and appreciation for our rich history, religion, and the Hebrew language. With these new educational experiences, we intend for our children to seek to maintain their Jewish identities as they grow into adulthood, to be eager participants in their Jewish communities, and to live full Jewish lives.



Looking forward to seeing you July 12,

Rick Schwartz

Beaulie Dubose

Beaulie Dubose is honored to be joining the board of trustees. Since becoming a member of TI in 2015 Beaulie has served on the TI education committee. Originally from the UK, Beaulie and her family moved to Albany in 2013.  Her youngest had the benefit of attended TI’s  wonderful preschool; subsequently both her children joined Camp Givah each summer. She currently works for the NYS Dormitory Authority in project management; implementing energy efficiency across the state. 

Paul Boyle

Paul Boyle has lived in the Albany area for 11 years now in the Village of Colonie. After designing boilers and pressure vessels for 7 years, he moved over to state service and is currently the lead engineer for NYS’s Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. Paul is married to Michelle has twin six year old daughters and a one year old Basset Hound.

Amy Rosenstrauch

Amy grew up in Troy NY and attended religious school at Temple Beth El where her family were members. She has a degree in Studio Art from Skidmore College and teaches art at several Jewish organizations; Hebrew Academy, Mifgash, B’yachad, Beth Emeth, and Massry Assisted LIving Residence.   Along with her husband Neil, they are the proud parents of two Hebrew Academy graduates, Paul Rosenstrauch and Helena Mills. The Rosenstrauch family has been members of Temple Israel since 1995.  

Ron Simmons

Ronald has been employed by NYSOCFS for over 30 years in the Child Fatality Review and Prevention Unit. When he is not working, he is spending time with his wife, Rosie, and his two daughters, Sophie and Rebecca. His daughters attended preschool at Temple Israel as well as B’Yachad throughout their childhood. Along with that, Ronald also enjoys playing his saxophone in various venues in the Capital District and expanding his interests by reading about historical topics. As a long-standing member of Temple Israel, Ronald is excited for this opportunity and is looking forward to serving on the Temple Israel Board of Trustees.

Tue, July 5 2022 6 Tammuz 5782