Lance August Harke

Lance is Founding Partner of Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP. Lance has served as Vice-President of Temple Israel and been a board member for 8 years.

He had the honor of serving as the President of Legal Services of Greater Miami from 2013 to 2015 and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2016. He served as President of the Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce and received the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award for his leadership in reviving the downtown district and ongoing commitment to promote fundraising for multiple charities.

Mr. Harke served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami Law Review. He was the recipient of the Soia Mentschikoff Award for Excellence in Scholarly Writing.

Lance A. Harke is a founding partner and trial lawyer at Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP in Miami, Florida. His practice concentrates in multi-state consumer class action litigation, insurance litigation, employment matters, professional malpractice, products liability defense, and general and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Harke has appeared and argued before many state and federal courts across the country, and recently assisted in the defense of a pro bono criminal matter in New Mexico that was broadcast on Court TV. He is a frequent lecturer and author of on discovery, trial techniques and the rules of civil procedure, and a graduate of several NITA trial programs. Over just the last year, Mr. Harke served as Lead Class Counsel or as a member of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, obtained over $225 million for consumers in both mass tort and class action litigation. Mr. Harke was selected as a member for the 2016 Iron Arrow Honor Society that recognizes individuals in the University of Miami Community who exemplifies Love of Alma Mater, Character, Leadership Scholarship, and Humility. He is also a 2017 University of Miami Citizen’s Board Member which is a selected group of professionals who actively support the University Philanthropic efforts and promote University programs.

Jane Kahn Jacobs

As a lifelong member of Temple Israel, I am proud of my family’s and my involvements. My grandson represents the fifth generation of my family as members of Temple Israel. Both my father, Burton Kahn, as well as my husband, Doug Jacobs, have served as presidents. I have served Temple Israel as a board member for numerous terms, a vice president in every vice presidential position and as president. I am on the board of the Joseph R. Narot Foundation. I serve on the Executive Board of Miami Jewish Health where I am also the vice chair of the Foundation. I have been active and served in many capacities on numerous agencies and philanthropies including the Diabetes Research Institute, JAFCO and Miami Jewish Federation.

I am honored and excited at this opportunity to continue to serve Temple Israel.

Marc Lamb

I am a former New Yorker, living in Miami for the last 6 years. My husband is Mark Nedlin. My background is quite diverse. I was raised Orthodox and attended Jewish day schools/Yeshivas through High School. I attended Yeshiva University for college and spent a year at Bar Ilan University in Israel in the Kibbutz college program (which means I lived on an agricultural Kibbutz for a great deal of my stay). My final academic experience was  receiving  an MBA  from Fordham University.

As far as my occupation- I am an account manager at Commercial Printers in Ft.Lauderdale. It is a national company and my clients are all over the United States. In my spare time, I taught religious school for 10 years at Beth Elohim in Park Slope Brooklyn, one of New York’s oldest and most prestigious Reform temples. I am fluent in Hebrew and teach an adult Hebrew class at Temple Israel. I have given workshops on various Jewish topics at the Temple and  most recently have been the acting VP of Religious Affairs.

For more information about me, you can find me on social media at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. In addition, I was proud to be selected for the Miami Federation Leadership Program-Olam and  successfully completed the year's course.

Jonathan Neuman

My family and I have been involved with Temple Israel since 2010 when our children, Haley and Jessica, began attending the Early Childhood Center. We officially joined the Temple as members in 2013 and are regular fixtures at Friday night services. I previously served one year as the Vice President of Programming and one year as a Trustee at Large. This year, I am serving as the Vice President of Fundraising, and helping the Temple continue to grow and prosper. I'm a Miami native and work as an attorney doing a variety of civil and criminal work.

Wendy Saltzburg

My name is Wendy Fleming Saltzburg. My family, Donald, Spencer, and Benjamin have all been part of this Temple for twenty years. I have been honored to know, and become friends with, many wonderful and learned people at this Temple. These relationships have enabled me to “give back" to our Temple in the form of volunteering.

Sisterhood President and Co-President have been some of the positions I have held in Sisterhood. I have held almost all positions in Sisterhood, including WRJ Southeast District State representative.Our Religious School has given me the opportunity to teach many of our young people, when they were in 2nd – 5th grade. Some of whom are now young adults, volunteering at Temple Israel Religious School.

Our sons celebrated their Bar Mitzvahs here, as well as their confirmations. All three of the men in our family have volunteered at the Temple for many years.  My business has supplied every herb, tree or seed for Tu B’ Shevat for many years. All of this comes from a respect I have for the people who make up this Temple. I am honored to “give back” when I can.

Terry Tasker

My name is Terry Tasker. I am the Treasurer of Temple Israel of Greater Miami for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year.

My professional experience includes financial reporting and treasury management for Texpack Group, a multi-national textile manufacturer with locations in 8 countries. I am heavily involved in financial reporting and the preparation of financial audit reports. I have a deep understanding of the inner financial workings of a multinational corporation.

On the non-profit side, I have been closely involved with several poverty alleviation programs. During my college years I co-founded a university-based microfinance initiative which I helped manage for several years after graduation. In 2014 I implemented a financial program called Lending Circles which helps low-income consumers gain access to the financial mainstream while building credit. The program remains up and running.

I hold BBA & MBA degrees from Florida International University.  I served as Temple Israel’s Treasurer during the 2016-17 Fiscal Year, and continue to serve as Interim Acting Treasurer. It would be an honor and a privilege to formally serve as your Treasurer.

Karen Weinreich Weiss

Growing up in New York and Connecticut, my temple life was always important with my parents as dedicated role models in leadership wherever they were involved. I have been coming to Temple Israel for seven years and have been a member of the religious school family for the past three years.

I love the spirit and community at TI and have had such joy as Lana grew up singing prayers in Hebrew from her car seat along with Sesame Street songs. I served as a volunteer parent for two years planning and executing special events before being elected Vice President of Education. I am very excited about the direction the religious school is taking and the opportunities for our children.

In my professional life, after graduating from Cornell University I moved to Miami and worked in the nonprofit sector, first as a social worker, and then at the Coconut Grove Playhouse as a fundraiser before being hired by Cornell University. Now, wherever I participate, I have a commitment to building community, and providing value for all.

I grew up in the congregation where my parents were confirmed and married, and hope my daughter will have a similar multi-generational experience at TI. I look forward to being a part of the TI community for many years ahead.

Julia Zaias

I joined the temple with my daughter Stella in 2009 after enrolling her in the Early Child Care center. Since then, I have been active in the school and temple and have served on the board (VP Education, Fund-raising) of Temple Israel for the past 4 years. In 2016, I married Agnes Winokur (and son Isidore) whom I met at religious school. Agnes and I have served on various committees and both Stella and Isidore have attended TI Religious School for the past several years. I work at the University of Miami as Director of the Division of Veterinary Resources (the division that cares for the animals used in research). Additionally, I am an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the university. I am active in the community and am on the boards of two local wildlife non-profit groups (Pelican Harbor Seabird Station and Marine Animal Rescue Society). This year I am looking forward to serving as VP of Administration for the Temple.


    Allison Atterberry
    Javier Berezdivin
    Robert Glazier*
    Howard Goldstein*
    Brian Hirsch
    Douglas M. Jacobs*
    Diane King, Ph.D.
    Marc Lamb
        Roberta Mandel
        Neil Rollnick
        Leigh Rothschild

Past Presidents

    Peter Bermont
    Dr. Joan Bornstein
    Marsha B. Elser
    Robert Glazier
    Howard Goldstein
    Douglas M. Jacobs
    Jane Kahn Jacobs
    Ben Kuehne
    Michael D. Orovitz
  • Norma Orovitz
  • Candace Ruskin
  • Joan L. Schaeffer
  • Jack Schillinger
  • Gerald K. Schwartz
  • Michael A. Silver
  • Stanley G. Tate
  • Henry E. Wolff, Jr.

Advisory Council

    Howard D. Goldstein*, Chair
    Leonard L. Abess
    Ali Baltodano
    Jerry Engel
      Joe Farcus
      Michael Graubert, M.D.
      Douglas M. Jacobs*
      John Kanter
      Lawrence Leitner
      Gail Lewis
      Marlin Lewis**
      Merri Mann
    S. Ronald Pallot
    Wendy Saltzburg
      Joan L. Schaeffer*
      Neil Schaffel
      Brenda Shapiro
      Sandra Simon
      Mark Teitelbaum
      Mark Walker, M.D.
      Lisa Waxman
      Nora Weinreich
      Ted Weinreich
*Past President **In Memoriam