Mizpah Congregation

Our Leadership

 
  Alan Richelson - President     

Alan Richelson - President

 

  Henry Schulson - Immediate Past President    

Henry Schulson - Immediate Past President

 

  Frank Miller - Vice President/Administration

Frank Miller - Vice President/Administration

  Paula Israel - Vice President/Programming    

Paula Israel - Vice President/Programming

 

 
  Sandy Dittus - Treasurer    

Sandy Dittus - Treasurer

 

  Josh Weiss - Secretary     

Josh Weiss - Secretary

 

  Stefanie deOlloqui - Governance Committee Chair   To Stefanie deOlloqui, Mizpah is a place to celebrate and preserve her Jewish heritage which is a benefit to herself, her family, and the increasingly diversified Chattanooga. Stefanie works as a nonprofit consultant and see her work as a Mitzvah. Notable projects include our bicycle share program, the award winning electric car share system, and a trail project connected to National Park properties giving East Chattanooga access to their green spaces. However, Stefanie's greatest joy is her family.

Stefanie deOlloqui - Governance Committee Chair

To Stefanie deOlloqui, Mizpah is a place to celebrate and preserve her Jewish heritage which is a benefit to herself, her family, and the increasingly diversified Chattanooga. Stefanie works as a nonprofit consultant and see her work as a Mitzvah. Notable projects include our bicycle share program, the award winning electric car share system, and a trail project connected to National Park properties giving East Chattanooga access to their green spaces. However, Stefanie's greatest joy is her family.

  Cathryn Cohen - Religious Activities Committee Chair   Since arriving in Tennessee with husband Art Marder and three canine "children" in 2008, this "California Girl" has dealt with culture shock "gigantic" but has thrown herself into to the wonderful welcoming Jewish Community. Active with the Boards of Mizpah and Hadassah as well as the Sunday Book Club, Monday Mah Jongg and Saturday morning Torah study, she's made lots of friends and has had great satisfaction in her volunteer work. She's taught Hebrew to the little ones here at Mizpah, spent time in the kitchen cleaning up after many a First Friday, helped plan holidays and festivals, licked envelopes for Angela and proof read the annual Book of Remembrance. If anyone needs a hand, just call on Cathryn and she'll be there front and center!

Cathryn Cohen - Religious Activities Committee Chair

Since arriving in Tennessee with husband Art Marder and three canine "children" in 2008, this "California Girl" has dealt with culture shock "gigantic" but has thrown herself into to the wonderful welcoming Jewish Community. Active with the Boards of Mizpah and Hadassah as well as the Sunday Book Club, Monday Mah Jongg and Saturday morning Torah study, she's made lots of friends and has had great satisfaction in her volunteer work. She's taught Hebrew to the little ones here at Mizpah, spent time in the kitchen cleaning up after many a First Friday, helped plan holidays and festivals, licked envelopes for Angela and proof read the annual Book of Remembrance. If anyone needs a hand, just call on Cathryn and she'll be there front and center!

 
  Josh Schklar - Education Committee Chair   Joshua is an occupational therapist, and the Education Chair of the Board. Josh is originally from Nashville, but he also spent a few years at the Mizpah Congregation with his family when he was young. Josh joined the military and served as a linguist, which took him all over the world. Eventually, he made his way to Chicago where he met his wife, Bethany. They moved to Chattanooga in 2013, and are now proud members of Mizpah. They have a two year old son named Noah. Josh is thrilled to be fulfilling his second year on the board, and is thankful for the opportunity to serve the congregation.

Josh Schklar - Education Committee Chair

Joshua is an occupational therapist, and the Education Chair of the Board. Josh is originally from Nashville, but he also spent a few years at the Mizpah Congregation with his family when he was young. Josh joined the military and served as a linguist, which took him all over the world. Eventually, he made his way to Chicago where he met his wife, Bethany. They moved to Chattanooga in 2013, and are now proud members of Mizpah. They have a two year old son named Noah. Josh is thrilled to be fulfilling his second year on the board, and is thankful for the opportunity to serve the congregation.

  Barbie Potts - Membership Committee Chair    

Barbie Potts - Membership Committee Chair

 

  Gary Chazen - Physical Properties Committee Chair    

Gary Chazen - Physical Properties Committee Chair

 

  Rose Opengart - Social Action Committee Chair   Rose Opengart is Owner of HR Doctor Consulting, and was most recently an Associate Professor of Management. She consults on HR-related issues and recently created Mizpah's Employee Handbook. She serves as the Social Action Chair and enjoys beautiful Chattanooga with her husband and three children.

Rose Opengart - Social Action Committee Chair

Rose Opengart is Owner of HR Doctor Consulting, and was most recently an Associate Professor of Management. She consults on HR-related issues and recently created Mizpah's Employee Handbook. She serves as the Social Action Chair and enjoys beautiful Chattanooga with her husband and three children.

 
  Max Brener - Archives Chair    

Max Brener - Archives Chair

 

  Bob Berz - Trustees Representative    

Bob Berz - Trustees Representative

 

  Dana Banks - Cemetery Control Board Representative        

Dana Banks - Cemetery Control Board Representative

 

 

  Joy Adams - Board Member Emeritus    

Joy Adams - Board Member Emeritus

 

 
  Richard Zachary - Member at Large   I moved to Chattanooga from Knoxville in 1981 to pursue my career in nurse anesthesia. After 37 years in that profession, I plan to retire in August of 2018. Married 23 years to Ruth Longway, we've raised two sons and now enjoy 3 grandchildren, traveling, books , Mizpah choir, eating out, Mizpah Garden, the Mizpah Newsletter and politics. 

Richard Zachary - Member at Large

I moved to Chattanooga from Knoxville in 1981 to pursue my career in nurse anesthesia. After 37 years in that profession, I plan to retire in August of 2018. Married 23 years to Ruth Longway, we've raised two sons and now enjoy 3 grandchildren, traveling, books , Mizpah choir, eating out, Mizpah Garden, the Mizpah Newsletter and politics. 

  Robert Stahl - Member at Large    

Robert Stahl - Member at Large

 

  Beth Thomas - Member at Large    

Beth Thomas - Member at Large

 

  Carolyn Potts - Member at Large    

Carolyn Potts - Member at Large