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Federation Annual Meeting set for Sept. 30

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

SPRINGFIELD – The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts will hold its annual meeting, Monday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson St. The guest speaker for the evening will be Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, the co-founder and executive director of Mechon Hadar.

Federation Slate of Officers

Officers and Trustees shall be elected and installed at the Annual Meeting of the Federation and shall hold office until their successors are elected and installed. Elections shall be decided by a majority vote of Members in Good Standing in attendance.

At least ninety (90) days before the Annual Meeting, the President, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, shall appoint a Nominating Committee of seven (7), at least four (4) of which shall be trustees of the Board. Said Committee shall nominate Members in Good Standing as candidates for the Board of Trustees and Officers. This complete slate, together with a copy of the by-laws relative to nominations, shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the Federation office and appear in public print at least thirty (30) days before the elections. In the event that the Board of Trustees fails to approve the Nominating Committee submitted by the President, it may elect its own Nominating Committee.


President: Susan Weiss Firestone

Vice President: Sharon Cohen

Vice President: Mordi Kamel

Vice President: Betsey Freedman

Vice President: John Saperstein

Vice President: Susan Goldman

Treasurer: Jeff Mandell

Secretary: Fay Smith


To be elected for a one-year term ending 2014:


Joanna Ballantine

Rachel Sampson

Marcy Eisenberg

Larry Bernstein


To be elected for a three-year term ending 2016:


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