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Board Of Directors


Executive Board as of June 1, 2019

President -Arnie Begler

Immediate Past President -Ellen Sapinkopf

Treasurer – Allan Jones


Board Members as of June 1, 2018

VP Lifelong Learning – Aaron Brauser

VP Membership – Herb Cohen

VP Youth – Lenette Sostmann

VP Preschool – Danielle West

VP Social Action – Beth Mongilio

VP Spiritual Enrichment – Rhea Marinstein

VP Fundraising – Cindy Harrison

Recording Secretary – Ian Halper

Corresponding Secretary – Alysia Knapp

Men’s Club – Mike Daninhirsch

Women of Ohav Shalom – Kristi Karsh

At Large Director – Brian Kline

At Large Director – Rebecca Mason

At Large Director – Andi Turkheimer

At Large Director – Seth Corbin

Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt

Rabbi Weisblatt joined Temple Ohav Shalom as our Rabbi in 2017.

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Sara Stock Mayo

Director of Music and Ruach

Sara Stock Mayo is delighted to be joining the community at Temple Ohav Shalom.  She served as musical director/cantorial soloist and chaplain at Temple Sinai for eleven years and has spent the past three years on the bimah regularly at Beth El and Temple David, along with leading family and tot services at Beth Shalom. Sara previously has served as cantorial soloist at both Kolot Chayeinu in Brooklyn, NY and Makom, NY on Long Island.  Sara is a trained drama therapist and currently runs the improvisational theatre company, Pittsburgh Playback Theatre, which is dedicated to honoring audience stories in communities throughout the region. She also leads the teen group: Rosh Hodesh, Its a Girls Thing through the JCC and is a co-producer and director of ShpielBurgh Productions which creates original, community wide productions based on Torah texts. Sara is also a trained spiritual director, recently finishing a program through the Yedidya Center in CA and is the co-leader of the spiritual community Chavurat Shirah, which is a project of the newly formed non-profit, Tiferet.  She lives in Squirrel Hill with her husband, Jonathan and her two children Ziv and Elena.