Board of Directors
The CBI board helps guide and advise as we grow our Congregation.
Steve BandlerBoard President
Will KoslowVice President
William Koslow is a transactional attorney who specializes in corporate, commercial real estate and finance matters. Additionally, he holds a real estate broker’s license in Arizona.
He grew up in the Phoenix Jewish community, graduating from the Phoenix Hebrew Academy and Central High School. After graduating from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, William later obtained a law degree from The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.
He began his career practicing law in New York City before moving back to Arizona in 2008 with his wife Emily. William is an active participant in the Congregation Beth Israel community, including sitting on the Preschool Director Search Committee. William, Emily, and their two children, Ethan and Sydney, regularly attend CBI, Chanen Preschool and Haberkorn Religious School activities and have been regular attendees of Family Camp at Camp Stein.
William is enthusiastic about the opportunity to become more involved in the congregation, expanding on the already incredible growth and success of CBI and the larger Jewish community in Arizona.
The Carriere Family moved to the valley from Denver in 2001. They were unaffiliated for years until the girls attended Camp Stein and fell in love with Judaism. The family, propelled by the kid’s love of camp, joined CBI shortly after they returned from their first summer.
Wendy is an accountant by trade with a focus in forensic auditing. She specialized in cash protection and cash movement throughout various organizations in North America.
Wendy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Tax, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
In addition to become a CBI board member, Wendy has been the camp committee co-chair for several years as well as the teen liaison for the Youth Engagement Committee. Wendy has found a true passion and endless energy working with the youth of CBI.
Allison is married to Alan Kierman and they have two children, Bond and Felicity. Allison has been involved at Congregation Beth Israel and the Chanen Preschool for the last 6 years. She has served on the Preschool Committee and is currently serving on the Religious School Committee.
In an effort to continue her personal development, Allison is studying for her Adult B’nai Mitzvah and is taking an Adult Hebrew language class.
Professionally, Allison is a lawyer and runs her own estate planning practice in North Scottsdale, where she focuses on guiding families through the trust and will process in a friendly and warm environment.
Board of Directors
Richard FeldheimBoard Member
Daniel FishpanBoard Member
Born and raised in New Jersey, Dan is married to Dana Fischpan and has two young boys, Jack, and Charlie. After finishing his MBA in finance in 2016 he and his wife moved to Scottsdale. Daniel has been a member of CBI for over three years starting shortly after his eldest son Jack joined Chanen pre-school. Daniel has worked for Apple, Merrill Lynch, tech start-ups, and now found the perfect career that suits his skill sets, a mortgage broker. Daniel has been on the boards of JNFutures and NowGen which is part of Federation and a graduate of CBI’s Leadership Development Program. He is currently participating in LAS (NowGen’s Leadership Advancement Series) and the JCC Valley of the Sun Leadership Program. In his free time, Dan enjoys playing tennis, golf, and chess.
Lynn Frazin-LernerBoard Member
Lynn Frazin Lerner has been part of Congregation Beth Israel her whole life – over 50 years. Growing up at Beth Israel, she participated in the religious school, became a Bat Mitzvah, and was confirmed. She was a charter camper of Camp Charles Pearlstein, now Camp Daisy and Harry Stein. As a parent of three young adults, she has been directly involved in their religious education in religious school, the Ma’ayan high school program, and their camp involvement. All three children Jonah, Marcy, and Solomon learned so much throughout these valued programs at CBI. Lynn has spent time on the Camp Services Board and was part of the inaugural Leadership Development cohort. In her professional career she has been a High School Chemistry teacher in the Glendale Union High School District for over 25 years. As both Lynn’s parents Fran & Larry Frazin and her husband Marc Lerner have served on the board and are Past Presidents, Lynn looks forward to contributing in whatever way is needed.
Joe LuberBoard Member
After a successful career as an accountant, Joe Luber, a native of Washington, D.C., now happily calls Scottsdale his home. Joe graduated from American University with a BS Degree in Business Administration. His career included both Public and Private Accounting, having served as Controller of regional CPA firms, a Non-Profit Association, and a high-tech Security Firm. He retired as the CFO / Firm Administrator of a major Washington, D.C. based national law firm.
Since relocating to Arizona in 2012, he and his wife Sharon are active members at Congregation Beth Israel serving on various committees related to the Chanen Preschool, welcoming new members and Camp Stein. Joe and his wife are the Parents of CBI members Suzanne and Omar Treviño and their children, Kayla and Benjamin.
Helene MiracleBoard Member
Helene grew up in Rockland County, New York. She received her degrees in Education and Administration/Supervision from colleges in Florida and Alabama. has been a secular and religious school educator for over thirty years. Helene and her daughter Christie relocated to Arizona in October 2007, and became CBI members in 2010. At CBI, Helene has served on many events committees including religious education, confirmation, and the yearly Women Seder. Helene is currently volunteering on the “Women of CBI “Planning Committee. Helene was instrumental in starting the CBI’s Grief Support Group, which is subsidized by The Matthew B. Harty Family Foundation. Helene is the Executor of the Matthew B. Harty Family Foundation, where she continues her late brother’s philanthropic love and support for various organizations in the Phoenix community, including the Aunt Rita’s Foundation. Lately, Helene has become involved with the “Better Together” program located at Gesher Disability Resources. In her spare time, Helene enjoys spending time with her daughter who is currently away at college, going to movies, traveling, decorating, and shoe shopping! Helen is truly honored to be serving on CBI’s board!
Sydney SapersteinBoard Member
Syd (ney B.) Saperstein is a Scottsdale resident and Congregation Beth Israel member since 2013. Currently, a retired Commercial banker, Syd turned a long-time hobby of collecting writing instruments into a pen manufacturing company with representatives in 12 countries and 10 states under the 105 year-old WAHL-EVERSHARP trademark. Syd attended Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, PA) and Emory University School of Law (Atlanta/Decatur, GA). Syd is married to Judi (52 years) with 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren. His hobbies include: vintage cars, vintage fountain pens, playing piano and guitar, golf.
Prior to 2013, Syd was Senior Vice President of Comerica Bank, one of the nation’s 20 largest banking institutions with major offices in California, Michigan, Texas and Arizona. He was the managing senior officer of 3 of Comerica’s national divisions headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Dallas and Detroit, and was responsible for all aspects from strategic planning, marketing and sales to bottom line profitability. Prior employment in the Banking industry included positions with Citizens and Southern National Bank (Atlanta, GA), The Arizona Bank (Phoenix, AZ Now Bank of America), The American Bank of Commerce/American Bank (Phoenix, AZ), Imperial Bank and Comerica Bank (San Francisco, CA). During his career, Syd’s experience included Commercial Lending, Commercial Loan Supervision, Trust, Merchant Card Services, Branch Management, and Sales and other earning-asset positions.
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- President and Director The Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living (Danville,
CA – 160 bed Assisted Living, Dementia and Skilled Nursing facility. 1999-2013)
- Treasurer and Director Beth Chaim Congregation (Danville, CA) 2008-2011
- President Rotary Club of Oakland (400 member Rotary Club #3 2000-2011)
- Treasurer and Director the Roundhill Homeowners Assn 2010-2013
- Treasurer and Board member Navy League of the United States SF Council
David ShapiroBoard Member
David Carey Shapiro is the founder of his own law firm located in Scottsdale, Arizona – David Shapiro Law, PLLC. Providing dedicated representation to clients throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, David focuses his practice exclusively on plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting people who have suffered losses due to the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Shapiro has handled have involved surgical errors and other forms of medical malpractice, defective products, burn injuries, premises liability and motor vehicle accidents. Throughout his career, David has been instrumental in obtaining numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients.
A Scottsdale native, David attended The University of Arizona as an undergraduate, receiving a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 2007. He also obtained a certificate in entrepreneurship from the school’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. David then went on to attend the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he participated in its criminal practice clinic and served clerkships with judges on the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2010. Admitted to practice before all Arizona state courts, David is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.
In order to stay abreast of current developments in wrongful death and personal injury litigation, David is an active participant in several professional organizations. His memberships include the Arizona Association for Justice, the Maricopa County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Attorneys Information Exchange Group. David is also active in his community, donating his time to Little Pink Houses of Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides free week-long retreats to breast cancer patients and their families and other charitable Jewish causes such as the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and the Jewish National Fund. David and his family have been members of Congregation Beth Israel for over fifty (50) years.
Mark SlepakBoard Member
Mark, his wife Pam, and their sons David and Josh, moved from Chicago to Scottsdale in 1996. Mark owns a State Farm Insurance Agency and provides Insurance and Financial Services to clients throughout the State of Arizona. After serving in the military, Mark went on to earn a degree in Finance and Economics from US International University in San Diego, CA. Prior to starting a second career in the insurance industry, Mark was involved in their family’s Kentucky bourbon distilling company. Mark values having a close connection with his Jewish community and has always been involved with his Temple. Proud grandparents, Mark and Pam now enjoy spending lots of time with their grandchildren. Both Elle and Isaac attended Chanen Preschool and are continuing on at Haberkorn Religious School, where Elle is studying for her Bat Mitzvah. Mark currently serves on the Budget and Finance Committee, and he is excited about helping to take CBI into the next 100 years and having an opportunity to build meaningful relationships with members of our temple family.
Dr. Laszlo VaszarBoard Member
Dr. Laszlo Vaszar is a physician practicing Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Since joining CBI in 2007 he and his family have taken part in a broad range of activities and life events beyond religious services, including Camp Stein, Bat Mitzvah and confirmation, The Big Trip to Israel for teenagers, Adult Education (Torah Study), and an adult trip to Israel.
Laszlo is very committed to Jewish education across all age groups.
He and his wife Shelley have two adult daughters.
Brian WeinbergerBoard Member
Brian Weinberger is a resident of Scottsdale and trial attorney with over 37 years of experience practicing in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. A graduate of Arizona State for his Bachelor of Science degree and of American University for his law degree, Brian is the proud father of five amazing children who are scattered from one coast to the next. Brian was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and remains an avid fan of all Philadelphia teams – for better or for worse. (Hint: It’s best not to talk to him about the last Super Bowl). Brian has served as a board member and executive board member of other Jewish organizations throughout the Valley, as well on other philanthropic boards. He enjoys civic involvement and was involved first-hand in the effort to get Chase Field built for the Diamondbacks. Brian’s overall passion is a desire to serve and effect positive change. Brian is honored to be considered for a position on the temple board and looks forward to the opportunity to serve