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.