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The Board of Electors are the trustees of the congregation, overseeing, governing and setting strategic direction for BHC. The Board of Electors have the power to act upon all matters not otherwise specifically provided in the Bylaws and Policies of the congregation.



Redlined Comparison Version from BHC 2015 Bylaws and the Proposed 2020 Bylaws (PDF) 

Every five years, the Congregation reviews and revises the Bylaws, to the extent appropriate.  To that end, see the red lined comparison version of the Bylaws showing the 2015 version and the proposed revisions for our 2020 version so that all revisions may be reviewed by all members of the Congregation.

While we encourage a thorough review of that comparison version, for ease and not as a substitute, the proposed revisions to the Bylaws can be generally reflected in six categories:

  1. Gender neutrality (10.1), Format, Font, Spacing, Typos, Grammar and Consistency;
  2. 3.1 Changes to clean up the prior provision addressing the 24 - 18 reduction and to address the role of participants on the Board;
  3. 4.4 Nominating Committee to change 60 to 90 days to fill vacancies;
  4. 5.7 as to participation by telephone/video-conferencing; 
  5. 5.9 as to attendance at executive sessions of the Board; and 
  6. 8.1.2, 8.1.3 and 8.3 revisions.

The proposed revisions and any questions will be addressed at our April 17, 2020 Annual Meeting for consideration and a vote of the membership for approval. 

Committee: Stan Gann, Jr., Chair; Dana Gloor, Paula Himeles and John Singer


Richard D. Gross, President, president@baltimorehebrew.org
John Elias, 1st Vice President 
Linda R. Nathan, Vice President
Amy Sponseller, Vice President
Benjamin Dubin, Treasurer
David Castine, Assistant Treasurer  
Brett Cohen, Secretary
Steven Sharfstein, Immediate Past President


David Beller
Jaime Bishow
Rabbi Andrew Busch
Melissa Daniels
Jean Fedder
Stanford Gann, Jr.
Leslie Glickman
Ross Goldstein
Andrew Hahn
Brian Katzenberg
Melissa Lenet
Jennifer Lew
Howard Libit
Timothy Perl
Richard Peterson
Marc Plisko
Amy Seldowitz
Janice Strauss
David I. Tossman
Robert L. Waldman
Carl S. Silverman, Counsel

Auxiliary Presidents

Sid Bravmann, Brotherhood
Suzanne Strutt, Sisterhood

Past Presidents

Philip Abraham
Kay Miller Feldmann
Allan T. Hirsh, III
Richard F. Kemper
Edward L. Perl
Michel Pierson
Lois Rosenfield
Steven Sharfstein
Louis I. Shpritz
Carl S. Silverman
Ruth F. Silverstone
Martha Weiman
Peggy K. Wolf

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