Leadership & Structure

One of the key principles of Kehilat Hadar is a spirit of volunteerism. In fact, our community is volunteer led: the Shamash team runs the ritual aspect of services; the Steering team is responsible for coordinating the volunteers, vision, and policy of Kehilat Hadar; and other community leaders are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Kehilah. Our community relies on the generosity of its volunteers to lead and attend services, plan and execute programs and generally work to enhance our community.  We encourage you to get involved!


A number of leaders are responsible for programs and the day-to-day running of Kehilat Hadar. Want to get involved?  Please let us know!  

Communications: Tim Bernard and Maddy Hoffman
Davening Calendar & Ritual Logistics: Ef Epstein, Ashira Konigsburg, Eitan Konigsburg, and Meir Schecter
Finances: Marc Melzer
Kiddush: Leslie Hirsch and Tamar Zeffren
Learning: TBD
Lifecycle: Dana Kresel
Program & External Relations: Dana Kresel
Shabbat Morning Greeting: Maddy Hoffman
Shavuot Retreat Chairs - 2012: Yossi Ehrlich and Maddy Hoffman
Social Justice: TBD
Technology: Aaron Kasman and  Ashira Konigsburg


Shamash Team

The Shamash Team runs the ritual aspects of davening.  We are committed to ensuring that Kehilat Hadar always provides the spirited, egalitarian davening experience that is special to our community. Our responsibilities include handing out aliyot and other honors, announcing the Torah and Haftarah portions, and checking the Torah reader for accuracy in language and trop (melody).

  • Jake Bennett

  • Efrem Epstein

  • Maddy Hoffman

  • Yossi Hoffman

  • Aaron Kasman

  • Ashira Konigsburg

  • Eitan Konigsburg

  • Dana Kresel

  • Michal Richardson

  • Meir Schecter


Steering Team

The Steering Team is responsible for coordinating the volunteers, vision, and policy of Kehilat Hadar.  

  • Maddy Hoffman

  • Aaron Kasman

  • Ashira Konigsburg

  • Dana Kresel

  • Marc Melzer


Past Gabbaim & Steering Team Members 

We express deep gratitude to all of the past gabbai’im whose tireless work formed Kehilat Hadar into such a vibrant and wonderful community.

  • Tammy Arnow (2004-2007)

  • Mara Benjamin (co-founder, 2001)

  • Talya Bock (2008-2010)

  • Debbi Bohnen (2002-2004)

  • Yael Buechler (2009-2011)

  • Andrea Brustein (2007-2010)

  • Farell Diamond (2006-2009)

  • Lisa Exler (2006-2008)

  • Rachel Forster (2003-2006)

  • Deena Fox (2004-2006)

  • Tamar Fox (2010-2012)

  • Josh Greenfield (2002-2004)

  • Aaron Kasman (2007-2010)

  • Debbie Kaufman (2001-2004)

  • Elie Kaunfer (co-founder, 2001-2005)

  • Ashira Konigsburg (2009-2012)

  • Dana Kresel (2010 -2013)

  • Adam Levine (2006-2008)

  • Jill Levy (2004)

  • Jessica Lissy (2001-2002)

  • Noah Marks (2012-2013)

  • Emily (Michal) Michelson (2005-2006)

  • Marc Melzer (2009-2012)

  • Charlie Schwartz (2006-2008)

  • Gabe Seed (2012-2013)

  • Liav Shapiro (2011)

  • Danny Serviansky (2005-2006)

  • Ethan Tucker (co-founder, 2001)

  • Adam Wall (2001-2004)

  • Rebecca Zeidel (2008-2009)


Former Shamashim

  • Uri Cohen

  • Ariela Housman



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