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Board Members

Barry Deutsch


Barry became President in June 2015. Prior to being elected President, Barry had held roles at Temple Menorah as VP - Ways and Means, VP - Membership, and Treasurer. Barry also ran the only major capital campaign beyond the work our founding families did 70 years ago. Approximately, 15 years ago Barry and Rabbi Silver raised almost $1,000,000 to refurbish, upgrade, and enhance our facility, including the plaza and elevator. In the last two years, Barry has raised almost $1,000,000 to support our operating budget, special programming like our Senior Center, and our Burn the Mortgage Campaign.

Prior to joining Temple Menorah almost 25 years ago, Barry was a member of the National UJA Young Men's Leadership Cabinet, and chaired the Leadership Development Program for the LA Jewish Federation.

Barry co-founded a well-known executive search firm 20 years ago, and has been involved in executive recruiting for over 30 years. He has co-authored a best-selling book on hiring, titled "You're NOT the Person I Hired, and is a nationally-recognized and award-winning speaker on hiring, retention, and performance management for CEO and Senior Executive Forums such as Vistage, YPO, and EO.

Barry is a former Nation Chief for the Torrance YMCA Indian Guides Program, a YMCA basketball commissioner, and for the last 10 years has coached high school girls basketball at South Torrance High School.

His wife Martha is currently a Torrance School Board Member, and former President of the School Board. She is also the in-coming PTA President for the 33rd District, covering almost all the schools in Southern California. Martha held leadership roles in our Tuvia Pre-school and Day School.

Barry and Martha have two children, Marissa and Ben, both of whom started as 2 year-olds in Tuvia. Marissa is just finishing her graduate degree in journalism at USC, and teaches in our Religious School. Ben is currently a sophomore at CSUF.

Les Latner

1st Vice President

Former president of the Board of trustees.

Jonathan E. Johnson

2nd Vice President

Jonathan has been a member of Temple Menorah since 2001, and joined the Board in 2015. He serves on the Religious Practices Committee, the Membership Committee, and the Finance Committee. He has also served as a Gabbai since February 2015, taking over for long-time Gabbai Allen Shall (of blessed memory). His children attended Tuvia and are now in Religious School -- two in sixth grade and one in tenth grade. His wife Marisol is a member of Temple Menorah Sisterhood.

Rabbi Gila Katz

3rd Vice President

Evy Jacobson

4th Vice President

Philip Harding


Marcia Spanier

Corresponding Secretary

Marcia has been with the temple since the beginning.

Aimee Dudovitz


Gary Flam


My family has been members of Temple Menorah for 4 years now and I am going on my 3rd year as a Trustee. I am also a member of the Finance Committee. My wife, Nadine, has chaired many events over the past few years and my 3 daughters, Emma, Zoe, and Daphne, all attend the religious school. For all of us, the Temple Menorah community is an integral part of our lives.

Dennis Forel


I am serving in my third year as Parliamentarian for the Temple Menorah Board of Trustees. I and my family have been members of Temple Menorah for close to 25 years. My sons Samuel and Jonathan went through Religious School celebrating both their B'nai Mitzvahs and Confirmation. They remain active as members of our Temple Band Za'atar.

Just as we have I hope that you find Temple Menorah to be a sharing and caring community for all your religious needs.

Ronnie Glassman


Ronnie Glassman has been a member of Temple Menorah since she converted to Judaism in 2009. She is currently continuing her studies in the adult b'nai mitzvah class at Temple Menorah. She joined the board of trustees in 2017 with a professional background in Human Resources. Her kids, Madeleine and Mia attended Tuvia (as did her husband). Madeleine will be starting Religious School this year.

Faith Goldman


Joe Porzucki


Jon Molod


Hi! I love our community and being a part of our temple. My wife Jen is involved in many aspects of the Temple including chairing Family Camp. My daughter Samantha is in Madrichim and was Bat Mitzvahed last year and my son David has his Bar Mitzvah this coming September!

Cliff Numark