2023 Annual Meeting and Dinner
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2023 Annual Meeting and Dinner

Thursday, June 1, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Benvenuti all’incontro annuale e alla cena del 2023!
Welcome to the 2023 Annual Meeting & Dinner!

6:00 pm Italian Feast
6:30 pm Annual Meeting begins

Join us as we mangia a Tuscan feast that includes eggplant parmigiano, chicken piccata, pasta, salad, and more. Then, celebrate the past year at Temple Beth El as we confirm the slate for the 2023-2024 Board of Trustees, present the 2023-2024 Operating Budget, and honor our outstanding volunteers and professionals!

Registration for dinner is now closed, but you can still register to join us for the meeting!


If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Sharon Stern at 561-314-2831 or [email protected].

Award Winners
Annual Meeting Jessica-Weintraub-scaled
Marilyn Weinberg
Joseph Q. Kline
Lifetime Achievement in Volunteerism Award
Mike Sirowitz, Director of the Beth El Mausoleum
Mike Sirowitz
John Rogers
Award for Exemplary Professional Service

Mike Sirowitz, a native New Yorker, had the opportunity to retire early and relocate to Boca Raton in 2017. He immediately joined Temple Beth El, and became a valued member of the temple community. So much so that he agreed to “unretire” and become the Beth El Mausoleum Director when the opportunity arose.  Since then, Mike has helped countless people throughout the South Florida Jewish community with their end-of-life arrangements at the Beth El Mausoleum. Through his kindness and expertise, he has earned the reputation as a warm and caring individual who is honored to help families and individuals every step of the way on what may be a difficult journey. Mike’s overall responsibility for the Beth El Mausoleum includes sales, operations, maintenance of the facilities, and funeral arrangements.  Mike is responsible for scheduling and staffing every funeral that takes place at Beth El, which number about 100 per year. 

You will often find Mike at the Temple on nights and weekends to help a family dealing with the loss of a loved one, or supporting other Temple programs. For example, Mike is the staff liaison to Brotherhood and to Beth El Pride, the Temple’s LGBTQ+ group. He is the first one to volunteer whenever we need extra staff support at large events.  Mike personifies what this award is all about – someone who goes above and beyond their job description for the benefit of the organization. 

Joanne Douma
Robin L. Eisenberg
Learning and Living
Early Learning Center

Joanne has been an Early Childhood educator for over 20 years.  She holds a Paralegal Studies certificate from Nova University as well as an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education.

Over the past 4 years she has served in both lead and assistant teaching positions, working with many different age groups at the Beth El Early Learning Center.  Joanne is a dedicated, resourceful and goal driven educator.  She has a solid commitment to the social and emotional growth of every child.  She is kind and caring to each of her students and their families.  She is conscientious and works diligently to help each child build on their strengths and thrive.  Joanne is a team player.  She is flexible and considerate of others, going above and beyond to help other staff members.

Joanne believes that, “There is no better feeling than knowing you have helped brighten a child’s day and seeing their faces and expressions while they experience and learn new things.” 

We are so grateful to have Joanne on our teaching team!

Barbara Feld
Joseph Q. Kline
Lifetime Achievement in Volunteerism Award:
Religious School

Barbara Feld has been involved with Jewish studies for over 30 years.  In New Jersey she worked on an educational curriculum to develop teaching techniques for children with learning challenges. She was a Hebrew teacher mentor for top tier teachers, assisting them in improving their skills. In the past 20 years, Barbara taught Hebrew and Judaic studies to all ages and started Torah tutoring for B’nai Mitzvah students, including those with learning challenges. Barbara was even featured on CNN for creating an Adult Anshei Mitzvah “senior” class. She continued to follow her passion when joining the team at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton in 2016 as a B’nai Mitzvah tutor where she strives to allow each child the chance to reach their full potential.  Barbara’s vast experience and patience allows her the ability to understand every child’s learning style and she derives so much joy from watching her students take a critical step in their Jewish journey by successfully having their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.


Thursday, June 1, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Temple Beth El – Schaefer Family Campus
333 SW 4th Avenue
Boca Raton,FL33432United States
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