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Head of Management's Welcome


Cheryl Carmel, Head of Management


Welcome to Temple Brith Achim!

We have a unique governance structure dividing the work needed to run a synagogue into two equal parts, the Board of Trustees, overseen by our President Jan Biros and the Management Team, overseen by the Head of Management Cheryl Carmel.

These entities work in tandem to ensure smooth operations for our vibrant congregation and community.

The Management Team is made up of four “Houses”.  Each House has a set of responsibilities to perform through committees and service teams. 

The House of Worship, led by Kareen Hartwig ensures meaningful Shabbat experiences, spiritual holiday services and events, and religious programming to include tots through octogenarians. 

The House of Lifelong Jewish Learning in conjunction with our Director of Lifelong Jewish Learning to create Jewish learning programs for congregants of all ages.  

The House of Community, led by Josh Saragovi creates social activities to attract and maintain our congregational members, coordinates Social Action programs, and organizes our very important Caring Community.

The House of Administration, led by Ann Greenstein is responsible for the business aspect of our temple.  From building maintenance, paying bills, and collecting funds to ensuring our technology and audio visual are all in working order. 

My position as Head of Management is to oversee and provide support to this wonderful team of House Leaders and all the volunteers that are engaged in the committees and service teams.  I am also responsible for providing oversight for our professional staff. 

Feel free to reach out to me with questions, answers, suggestions and to volunteer for any activity at our temple home at

I have been a member of TBA since 1993, the year I converted to Judaism.  I believe in participating as much as possible and have volunteered a great deal and held a variety of positions throughout the years.

I am married to my wonderful husband Rick and have two children and two “grand girls”. We also provide a home to three very active rescue dogs.  

I am a privacy and cybersecurity professional who after many years in larger organizations started my own consulting business focusing on small businesses who need the same protection as the fortune 500 organizations.  I am a member of International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), where I hold the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), where I hold her Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT); and a CMMC-AB to assist businesses working with governmental contracts.


I am honored to be a TBA congregant and the Head of TBA Management.

Thu, May 23 2024 15 Iyar 5784