Bruce F. Whizin, President of The Whizin Foundation, The Whizin Support Foundation, and Two Eagles Design, Inc., joined the Jewish Community Foundation Board of Trustees in 1994. Bruce has been a restaurateur, a real estate property manager, and a licensed psychotherapist/hypnotherapist and family counselor. Dedicated to the Jewish future, Bruce founded the Shirley and Arthur Whizin Center at the University of Judaism. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors and a past Vice-Chair of the University of Judaism. He is a member of the board and Secretary of Synagogue 3000 and as President of the Whizin foundation was one of the original founders and funders of Synagogue 2000 and Synagogue 3000. Bruce serves on the International Board of Governors of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology as well as the National Board of Regents of the American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Southern California Chapter of the American Technion Society. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Camp Ramah in California. Bruce serves on the Board of Governors for the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Israel. He established the Shirley and Arthur Whizin Center for Biotechnology at the Technion in Israel. Bruce is Secretary of the Board of Directors of Beautiful City Corp., a commercial and residential real estate holding company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Education, Psychological Foundations, Counseling, and Guidance from the California State University at Northridge and a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa from the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, California. Bruce has five children and seven grandchildren and lives in Sherman Oaks, California. He is a poet, a certified Advanced Scuba Diver, and loves to take long trailer trips; his favorite was 8,999 miles for seven weeks to Alaska.
Beryl received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1965 and obtained his law degree from Loyola University of Los Angeles in 1969. In the area of litigation, Beryl is involved in complex business litigation as well as family law matters, at both the trial and appellate levels, and participates and conducts mediations and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures. In the area of general business counseling, Beryl advises many of the firm’s major clients on matters ranging from business organization to the specifics of various transactions. Beryl is also involved in the leasing, purchase and development of real property, in the area of health care law, in which he counsels both health care providers and entities which own and operate health care facilities, and in the areas of gaming and casino law, election law, governmental relations and licensing and regulation
Terry Rosenberg holds several volunteer positions within the Boston Jewish community and nationally. From 1998 through 2004 she served as Vice-President of Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, Massachusetts. During this time she expanded the temple’s adult learning programs through the development of a women’s Torah study group and the implementation of Me’ah, a 2-year foundational course in Judaism sponsored by Boston’s Commission on Jewish Continuity and Hebrew College. In 1999 she joined the Commission on Jewish Continuity as co-chair of the Me’ah steering committee, and currently serves as the Commission’s co-chair. She is also on the Executive Board of Combined Jewish Philanthropies and on the Board of Hebrew College.
Nationally Ms. Rosenberg serves on the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, where she chairs the Partnership subcommittee for the strategic planning initiative. She is also chair of Synagogue 3000’s newly formed governance board.
In her professional life, Ms. Rosenberg is an organizational consultant where she designs and leads programs in communication and leadership development. She holds a masters degree from New York University.
Aaron Spiegel formerly worked as a director for the Indianapolis Center for Congregations. Aaron’s work for the Center included resource consulting with congregations on better use of technology for enhancing congregational effectiveness and efficiency, strategic planning, building issues, finance, and leadership. Together with Center colleague Nancy Armstrong, he developed a course-series entitled “Computers and Ministry: Making Technology Work for Your Congregation” which resulted in publication of the book 40 Days and 40 Bytes: Making Computers Work for Your Congregation.
Before relocating to Indianapolis in 1996, Aaron served several congregations in South Florida. A transdenominational rabbi, he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Theology from the Union Institute & University (Miami, FL), rabbinic ordination from The Rabbinical Academy of Mesifta Adath Wolkowisk, and a D.Min. in congregational studies from Hartford International University.