A Message from Our President



For those of you who do not know me, I’d like to share with you a little about myself. I am originally from Augusta, GA and grew up attending the Adas Yeshurun Synagogue. The majority of my working career was spent as a Human Resources professional. Most recently I served as Director of Human Resources at Converse College. My husband Steve and I moved to the upstate about 15 years ago from Beaufort, SC and have been members of Temple B’nai Israel since our arrival to the area. We have a daughter, Debby, who is 12 and two adult children, Sarah and Jonathan.

Having served on the Board for the past several years, I hope to bring that experience and my energy to make the next two years productive and meaningful for all of us. To that end, I recently attended the Scheidt Seminar sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism with 80 newly elected presidents from across the country. It was a wonderful training opportunity and I returned home inspired and motivated! I plan to work with Rabbi Liebowitz and our Board to continue the tradition of making our Temple a place of inspiration, learning, fellowship, and fun.

While serving on the Board has given me the opportunity to meet a lot of people at Temple B’nai Israel, I don’t know as many congregants as I’d like. It is my goal to know as many of you as possible, and to that end, I will be reaching out by making phone calls. I would also like to find out about your talents and interests. We’re always looking for volunteers to help keep things going!

I’m truly honored to serve as Temple B’nai Israel’s president and look forward to hearing your ideas to ensure we continue to meet and improve the needs of our congregants.

Sandy Gordin