Bonny StrasslerPresident
Ruth ChodrowSecretary
Patty SutkerTreasurer
Ellen BodenVP of Buildings and Grounds
Ellen WertherVP Membership
Leah FarmerMember At Large
Larry SutkerMember At Large
Richard Young
Richard YoungTrustee
Rich Young was born and raised in Staunton, Virginia. He got a degree in philosophy and religion from Hampton Sydney College and another degree in architecture from Virginia Tech. He moved to Denver to work in architecture, met and married his wife Beth and then, in 1984, moved back to Staunton with his wife to work in the hardware store for 30 years and help raise 2 children. He has served in several officer positions in the temple.
Doug Degen
Doug DegenTrustee
Doug was raised in Staunton and was Bar Mitzvahed in 1965 at Temple House of Israel. He left for college and med school and then moved back in 1982 to start a medical practice. He has been on the THOI board since returning and served as president. He is currently the longest living member of a family connected to THOI as his family moved here at the end of the 19th century.
Alan Goldenberg
Alan GoldenbergTrustee
My wife Vickie and I came to Staunton in 1978 and were introduced to Temple House of Israel. After our first exposure to this small synagogue and loving caring people, we became regulars. Our spiritual and social life centered on the temple. I had the privilege of serving as president and participated in that position for each of my children’s bar and bat mitzvot. During these years we faced many obstacles, but in each case the members came through with anything needed. It is my personal goal as a trustee to make sure the temple continues for many generations and offers the opportunity for a Jewish way of life in the Shenandoah Valley.