BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Steve Blum, Immediate Past President
Paul Caradonna, Pesident
Paul and his wife Dayna are raising a son and daughter in the temple's youth education programs. Paul has served on theb oard, and just completed a term on the executive board as Treasurer. Paul is an attorney with a background in civil service including as a Circuit Court judicial clerk, a U.S. Marine, a Michigan Army National Guardsman, and a municipal police officer.
Ned Greenberg, Vice-President
Ned and his wife Elisa have been temple members since 2005. All three of their children have been through Sunday school and had a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Birmingham Temple.
Ned graduated from Southfield Lathrup High School, received his B.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. Ned currently is president of DataNet Quality Systems, a software company located in Southfield. Ned has served on the boards of Forgotten Harvest, Gleaners Community Food Bank, the Jewish Community Council and other civic and charitable organizations.
Howard Himmelhoch, Treasurer
Howard was raised in the Birmingham Temple. He celebrated his major life events at the temple including his bar mitzvah, marriage to his wife Wendy and baby naming ceremonies for his children Rachel and Wesley. Wesley is currently enrolled in the temple's youth education program. Howard has backgrounds in law, dispute resolution, and publishing sales.
Melanie Ben-Gal, Secretary
Melanie and her husband Itai were married by Rabbi Wine. They returned to Birmingham Temple 6 years ago as their son Ilan joined the Temple's youth education programs. Since then, Melanie has assisted with a variety of events, and served as a board member and as executive board Vice President. Melanie works as an Educator for Birmingham Public Schools.