Staff & Board

Rae Antonoff Portnoy, Director of Education

Rae Antonoff Portnoy, Director of Education

Rae Antonoff, MAJE, is an artist and educator who has been working with Ohr Chayim as a teacher for four years and is thrilled to transition into the role of Director of Religious Education this year.

Her research at Hebrew Union College focused on using art to accommodate learning disabilities in the Hebrew classroom, and she has since developed and piloted two accessible Hebrew curricula that have been implemented in over 40 Hebrew schools across North America — with many elements inspired or redesigned thanks to feedback from our very own Ohr Chayim learners! Rae can’t wait to continue learning and growing with the Ohr Chayim families in the years to come!

Contact Rae at rae@bcc-la.org.

Maggie Boyles, Communications Coordinator

Maggie Boyles, Communications Coordinator

Maggie was born on the east coast, raised in France, and spent time in Orange County, CA. She is multilingual (English, French, and Yiddish) with deep roots in the LA and Orange County Jewish communities. She is very passionate about creating a more equitable Jewish community and considers herself part of the LGBTQ+ community. She has extensive experience in social media and website management and is committed to helping BCC grow. Maggie majored in Theatre Performance and minored in Jewish Studies at the University of Kansas and works part-time teaching Hebrew in the religious school at Sinai Temple. She also works part-time as a sales associate for a barre fitness studio.

Contact Maggie at maggie@bcc-la.org.

Tim Goad, Facilities Manager

Tim Goad, Facilities Manager

Tim Goad has been BCC’s Facilities Manager through two BCC buildings, and one giant move! [That one of those buildings is no longer standing is through no fault of Tim!]

Tim was born in Baltimore, MD, and made his circuitous way to LA in 1983, with 32 states worth of adventures along the way.

He has worked with the City of Los Angeles in various youth programs, and he still works as a handyman and jack of all trades for numerous people and organizations.

In 2020, BCC celebrated with Tim a quarter-century of Tim’s good caretaking of our building, and of our members, staff, and clergy. Please note: Tim is not only the tallest, but he’s also the longest-serving employee BCC has ever had. And still counting!!!

Board

Beth Chayim Chadashim is guided by a Board of Directors, elected directly by the membership for 2-year terms. The Board oversees BCC’s programs and services, provides fiscal oversight, hires professional staff, manages synagogue committees and formulates BCC’s long-term strategic plan.

Executive Officers

  • President – Jay Jacobs
  • Executive Vice President – Jessica Donath
  • Vice-President – Jim Potter
  • Treasurer – Michael King
  • Secretary – Brett Trueman
  • Immediate Past President (Ex Officio) – Richard Lesse

Board of Directors

  • Marsha Epstein
  • Jonathan Falk
  • Marc Gottehrer
  • Kenna Love
  • James Sutherland, House Chair
  • Hannah Theile

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6090 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(213) 290-6139|bcc@bcc-la.org

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