Board of Directors

 

It gives us great pleasure to present our 2015-2016 Board of Directors.  We thank them for giving generously of their time and resources to better serve the Jewish community of Central Kentucky and for helping the Federation to achieve its mission.

 

Executive Committee

Evalyn Block, President

Evalyn Block has been employed by the Fayette County School system since 2001 when she relocated from South Florida to Lexington. She taught five years as a Special Education teacher at Lexington Traditional Magnet School before becoming a Para Educator at the school with the PASS (Positive Approach to Student Success) Program. The program deals with behavioral issues of Special Needs students. Prior to moving to Lexington, Evalyn worked for the Florida Department of Corrections in Probation and Parole Services for twenty-five years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of South Florida and an endorsement in Special Education from Eastern Kentucky University. She is a member of the Lexington Chapter of Hadassah and has held various positions with that organization including President and VP of Education. Evalyn is currently the Chapter’s VP of Programing and she is also a member of Temple Adath Israel. Evalyn is married to Garry Hoover, Manager of Financial Systems at Fayette County Public Schools.  Contact Evalyn >>

Amy Faust Mayer, At-Large

Amy Faust Mayer is originally from Cincinnati Ohio. Amy completed her undergraduate studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and she received her masters in Education at the University of Cincinnati. She worked  in the Family Life Education Center of the Jewish Family Services in Cincinnati and she was a member of the faculty of the Cincinnati Reform Jewish High School for over six years. Amy currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky and teaches upper elementary at Community Montessori School. She teaches Jewish theater at her synagogue and is a member of the advisory committee of Jewish Family Services in Lexington. Contact Amy >>

Gayle Bourne, Secretary

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Dianne Bazell, Treasurer

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Seth SalomonSeth Salomon, At-Large

Seth joined the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass board in 2012 after returning to Lexington with his wife Erin in 2011. In addition to his work with the Federation, Seth is Vice Chair of the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, as well as on the boards of the Lexington Public Library Foundation and AIDS Volunteers of Lexington (AVOL). Seth is also a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters, a 2012 Leadership Lexington participant, a mentor/pitch coach for Awesome Inc.'s 5-Across and a member of the Lexington Venture Club and IN2LEXAt Salomon & Company, Seth develops and implements customized financial strategies for business owners, individuals, and families. In September of 2012, Seth was named one of LYPA's (Lexington Young Professionals Association) 2012 Rising Stars.  Seth holds an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business as well as a BA in International Economics from Emory University. Contact Seth >>

Michael Grossman, PresidentMichael J. Grossman, Immediate Past-President

Michael Grossman is Executive VP and General Counsel for Lexington based Clark Material Handling Company, a worldwide producer of forklift trucks.  Mike sits on the board of  the Industrial Truck Association, and has served as Chairman of its Lawyers’ Committee.  Mike has been selected as a Kentucky Super Lawyer on several occasions.  Mike is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara, and University of Notre Dame Law School.  Mike and Kathy  are proud parents of lawyers Andrew (New York) and Elizabeth (LA), and Austin based musician Jonathan. In Mike’s spare time you’ll probably find him in the kitchen preparing the next meal or in his basement sorting through his wine. Contact Mike >>

  • Annual Meeting

    Join us at our next Annual Meeting to meet our Board, hear changes and accomplishments from the past year, learn about new programs for the coming year, and show your support and thanks for exemplary volunteers as they receive recognition from our board.

    Join us at our next Annual Meeting to meet our Board, hear changes and accomplishments from the past year, learn about new programs for the coming year, and show your support and thanks for exemplary volunteers as they receive recognition from our board.

    Join us at our next Annual Meeting to meet our Board, hear changes and accomplishments from the past year, learn about new programs for the coming year, and show your support and thanks for exempla...

    Join us at our next Annual Meeting to meet our Board, hear changes and accomplishments from the past year, learn about new prog...

    Join us at our next Annual Meeting to meet our Board, hear changes and accomplishments ...

    Join us at our next Annual Meeting to meet our Board, hea...

    Join us at our next Annual Meeti...

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Board of Directors

 

Marcia Blacker (Ohavay Zion Synagogue)

Gail Cohen (The Lexington Havurah)

David Feinberg (Ohavay Zion Synagogue)

Jenn Garlin (At Large)

Joseph (Mickey) Hernandez (Temple Adath Israel)

Jane Chaput (Lexington Chapter of Hadassah)

Angie Ornstein (At Large)

Linda Ravvin (At Large)

Ken Slepyan (At Large)

Hanna Smith (At Large)

Marty Solomon (B'nai B'rith)

Elissa Weinstein (At Large)

Sue Westerman (Ohavay Zion Synagogue)

Judy Worell (At Large)

Past Presidents

 

Charles Gorodetzky, 1977-1979

*David Wekstein, 1979-1981

*Judy Levine, 1981-1983

Jack Miller, 1983-1985

*Gloria Katz, 1985-1987

Gail Cohen, 1987-1989

Michael Ades, 1989-1991

Judy Saxe, 1991-1993

Elisabeth Goldman, 1993-1995

*Tomas Milch, 1995-1997

Evelyn Dantzic Geller, 1997-1999

Marty Barr, 1999-2001

Stanley Saxe, 2001-2003

David Feinberg, 2003-2005

Marty Barr, 2005-2007

Linda Ravvin, 2007-2011

Robert Grossman, 2011-2013

 

* Of Blessed Memory