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2018-2019  Board of Directors


Steve Haubenstock
President 2018-2020
Steve Haubenstock is a Tampa native and a member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom for thirty years. He is married to Susan Haubenstock.  They have five children who grew up at Rodeph through their formative years as well as completing B'nei Mitzvahs and High School Jewish education.  Steve has served the synagogue through many committees and been on the board for six years.  He also served on the Executive Board as Vice-President of Fundraising, Financial Secretary and now President.
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Marcy Baker

Marcy is a South Tampa native and a lifelong Rodeph member.  She is a pediatrician and Assistant Medical Director at BayCare Medical Group.  She is married to Jim Baker and her daughter, Sammy, is a freshman at Lehigh University.


Pamela Behar

Pamela has been a member of Rodeph Sholom for over a decade, and has previously been involved in youth and family programming, marketing, as well as several committees. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2016. Pamela and her husband Aaron have two daughters.
Laurie Chane
Laurie and her husband have been members of Rodeph Sholom for nearly twenty years. They have raised their children in the congregation and call it home. They value their membership and accept it with the responsibility to be active.

Michael Leeds

Michael has been a real estate professional since graduating from George Washington University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. He resides in Tampa with his wife Stacy, and three sons. Past community service includes the Executive Committee of the Florida Suncoast Hillels, the Tampa Federation Allocations Committee, and the Board of Directors of Corbett Preparatory School. Leeds currently is the Treasurer of Rodeph Sholom, and is a member of the Channelside Advisory Committee to the City of Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency.

Abe Marcadis
Immediate Past President 2016-2018

Abe is a Tampa native and lifetime member of Rodeph Sholom. He has been actively involved at Rodeph through Sunday School, Bar Mitzvah, USY, and was even married on our Bimah. Abe is a practicing plastic surgeon, has been Ritual Chairman and has served on the Board and various committees over the many years. He is also the chair of Rodeph's Legacy Endowment Fund.

Lloyd Stern
House, Cemetery, & Financial Secretary Committee
Lloyd has been a member of Rodeph for almost 10 years and on the board for 5 years.  He and his wife own Bluestone Management which is a national commercial facility management company.  He has a very deep understanding of maintenance, repairs, and budgeting which helps him in his duties as a Rodeph board member.  He has served on several boards in the Jewish Community including TJFS and Weinberg village.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, New York Yankee baseball and woodworking.
Sherry Friedlander
A member of a very active fourth-generation Rodeph Sholom family who have celebrated and observed all family life-cycle events and a former Rodeph board member and  Sunday-school teacher as well, Sherry Verkauf Friedlander is an English instructor in Hillsborough County. ​​​​​​​
Jerry Gewirtz
Adult Education & By-Laws Committee
Jerry is an attorney and proud member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom.  He and his wife, Gail, greatly enjoy the warmth, spirituality and friendship that the congregation offers.  He is looking forward to leading Minyan services on Wednesday mornings.


Ritual Committee
Stephen Kreitzer, MD
Stephen Kreitzer, MD specializes in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine.  He is currently Rodeph Sholom's chairman of the Ritual Committee.
Shelly Pozin
Caring Committee


Shelly retired in 2012 after working for 35 years with the Hillsborough County School District. She has been a long-standing member of Rodeph Sholom. In the 1980's she served on the membership committee and in 2014 she was asked to co-chair the Caring Committee. She was on the Board of Tampa Jewish Services for 6 years and received the Rose Segall award for outstanding board member in 1988-89. She has been an usher at the Straz center for the Performing Arts since 2012.



Jonathan Solomon
Young Professionals & Communications Committee
Jonathan Solomon is President of Proleve, a manufacturer and distributor of premium CBD products. He is active in a range of charities, in addition to Rodeph Sholom. Mr. Solomon serves on the board of the USF Center for Entrepreneurship and Jewish National Fund. He currently resides in Tampa, FL.
Lillian M. Stark
Personnel Committee
Lillian was born in New York City and attended CCNY (BS, Biology) where she met her husband of 50 years. She went to the University of Maryland (MS, Botany) and then moved to Tampa in 1968 to attend USF (PhD, Biology & MPH in Epidemiology/Biostatistics). She was employed at the Florida Dept. of Health, Bureau of Laboratories (Virology Administrator) for 40 years. She is now retired and enjoys having more time to spend at Rodeph and in her garden.
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