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CBS Board of Trustees

Caren Evans: President

Caren has been on the CBS Board since 2010 in various roles, including President of CBS Sisterhood, as the CBS Board VP of Programming and VP of Membership. Caren joined CBS in 2007 and her husband Jeff joined in December 2013 after their marriage. Jeff is the Co-President for Brotherhood and they both participate on the Chesed Community. 

Caren was in the President Elect role for a year leading up to her current role of Board President, which she assumed in April 2019. They live in Clearwater. Caren’s children, Jennifer and Michael live in Clearwater and Wilton Manors. Jeff’s children, Amelia and Montana, are living in Palm Harbor and St. Pete. 

Dr. Stacy Orloff: President Elect

Stacy and her husband Bruce have been members of CBS since 1982.  Bruce’s parents joined CBS when they moved to Clearwater in 1973 so Stacy and Bruce feel a very long term commitment to CBS.  This is Stacy’s first time on the synagogue board, although she and Bruce previously served as Kadima and USY advisors.  Stacy also served as chair of the youth education committee.  Stacy was very active in USY in high school and participated in the USY Eastern European Pilgrimage trip before her senior year of high school.  Both her sons went to the Pinellas County Jewish Day School from kindergarten through 8th grade, attended Ramah summer camp, and visited Israel. In her professional life Stacy is a Vice President at Empath Health, where in addition to her other responsibilities, she co-chairs the Toby Weinman Jewish Hospice Advisory Board and works on collaborations with the Pinellas & Pasco Jewish Federation.

Steve Shepard: Immediate Past President & Treasurer

Steve and his wife, Barbara, moved to Clearwater in 2003 and have been members of CBS ever since.  Steve has been on the Board of Trustees since 2012 and served as President of CBS from 2016 to 2019.  Barbara is active with the CBS Sisterhood, having served as president and co-president.  They have two adult children and one grandson.

Steve also serves on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast and the St. Petersburg College Foundation. 

Diana Woodrow: Secretary


Terri Tankel: Vice President of Development

Terri has been serving on the board of trustees since 2015.  She has chaired the annual Purim Gala and she’s especially proud of launching the beautiful brick pathway at the entrance to the sanctuary. Terri and her husband Bob have been members of Beth Shalom since 1986, when they moved to Dunedin from south Florida. Their three children, Scott, Judith and Aaron, attended the Kent Jewish Community Center and the Pinellas County Jewish Day School and now all three are attorneys just like their dad!  As an “air force brat,” Terri moved around the country many times, but considers Florida home.  She was a Registered Dietitian, but for the past twenty five years has worked part time in Bob’s Dunedin law office.

Vivian Kantrow: Vice President of Engagement



Wendy Lenett: Vice President of Membership

Wendy has been a CBS member since 1992, when she and son Michael, then 2 years old, joined.  Since joining, Wendy has been an active participant in synagogue life.  She has served on the CBS Sisterhood board both as Treasurer and President and has been on the CBS Board of Trustees in the role of VP of Membership since April 2017.  Wendy works in the Technology department at Raymond James Financial, Inc., where she has been employed for 24 years.  Wendy met her husband, Blake, at CBS and they married in 2000.  They reside in Clearwater with their daughters, Rachel and Sarah.  Wendy enjoys cooking and entertaining, reading, writing, and spending time with family.

Elisa Hirschfield: Vice President of Youth and Education

Elisa Hirschfield returned to the CBS board as a trustee after taking time off dedicated to her family before their boys left for college.  She previously held the position of Education Vice President which she now has reentered.  During that time she also performed many fundraising tasks.   Meanwhile, Elisa volunteered at the kids schools in both the parent teacher associations and the Business Advisory Committee at Osceola Fundamental High School.  Currently she is a member of the Pinellas 100 Women Who Care chapter that donates money quarterly to local non-profit organizations as well as a lifetime member of Hadassah. Professionally, Elisa is a computer engineer specializing in data analysis and process improvement.  In her spare time she enjoys reading and working with her dog on Nose Work.

Alan Bomstein: Trustee

Alan and his wife Nancy have been members of Beth Shalom since 1974. He has served as President twice, and numerous stints on the Board. He and Nancy were honored by Israel Bonds with the Prime Minister’s Award at their national event in 2011. They also received the Tree of Life Award from the Jewish National Fund in 2012. Also in 2012, the Center for Catholic Jewish Studies presented Alan & Nancy with the Eternal Light Award.

Alan is the founder and CEO of Creative Contractors, Inc., which was the construction contractor for the Sanctuary Building constructed in 1992. He is active on many community boards and has received numerous honors. In 2020, Alan was named a “Community Hero” by the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation.

Michael Igel: Trustee

Dr. Michelle Nudell: Trustee

Michelle has been a member of CBS since 2010 when she moved back to the community with her family. Michelle has been an active member of the synagogue since that time. She has served on the CBS Membership committee as well as the strategic task force for Youth and Education. She is a member of the Sisterhood and joined the Board in 2017. As a mother of two young children, religious education and identity as well as Jewish community are strong values. Michelle grew up in Reno, NV and has been a strong Jewish leader as a young person through USY and Hillel. She has relocated a number of times for education but has chosen to put down roots in Clearwater to be closer to family. She is married, enjoys gardening and is a practicing local physician in addition to being an active member at CBS.

David J. Sobel, Trustee

David is with Morgan Stanley in Clearwater. David has lived in Florida his whole life and attended Florida State University for his undergraduate studies, followed by Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business for his Master of Business Administration. David lives in Clearwater with his wife Amanda and 3 dogs. David also serves on the board of Jewish National Fund and participates in AIPAC events. David has been attending Beth Shalom since he was born and looks forward to carrying the Beth Shalom tradition into the future.

Brotherhood Co-Presidents


Jeff Brown & Frank Rubin

CBS Sisterhood: Eileen Barberi

 Eileen and her husband Steve moved to Safety Harbor in 2009. Eileen joined CBS the same year. Eileen is the Sisterhood representative to the CBS board and also sits on the Florida Region of the WLCJ board as Parliamentarian. Eileen was on the nominating committee for the current  CBS board. She was also the Sisterhood representative for her former congregation in Pa. Steve and Eileen have one son who lives in Amsterdam, NL with his wife and daughter.

Sat, October 23 2021 17 Cheshvan 5782