Our Leadership


Temple Emanuel Board of Directors

Michael Riskin, President
Gary Schwartz, 1st Vice President
Tammy Serebrin, 2nd Vice President
Mark Scolnick, 3rd Vice President
Gary Rabin, Treasurer

Allen Shane, Recording Secretary

2016 -2017 Board Members

Amy Blocher                    Jordan Eckert                  Stephanie Kimbrough                       Shelley Robinson
Daniel Boston                  Harris Estroff                   Marc Rapke                                       Jodie Snyder
April Eckert                      Kevin Estroff                   Jane Renz                                         Marvin Wyman


Cindy Pennington, Office Administrator
Ada Sahlin and Edith Rhoades, Caretaker/Caterers

    Rabbi David Goldstein

Rabbi David Goldstein was born and raised in South Florida. He attended Yeshiva University in Israel and New York, receiving his ordination in 1978. At that time he became a chaplain for FCI in Miami and then accepted the interim pulpit at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs FL. He has served as Rabbi at several congregations including Temple Beth Torah in Holliston MA, Arden Heights Blvd. JC in Staten Island, Temple Beth David and Congregation Shir Hadash in Palm Beach Gardens FL, and most recently Gomley Chesed Congregation in Portsmouth VA.

During his time in MA and FL, he also served as a volunteer chaplain for several police agencies and hospitals. Throughout his career he has been devoted to advancing Jewish education, serving on the board of the International coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education, as well as helping to plan and coordinate several of the annual conferences. He has chaired and co-chaired the educational program committees of three conferences, Shabbat program, and served as registration chair for several years.

Rabbi Goldstein has been married twice and is currently a widower. He is the middle of three children with two sisters residing in Portland OR and North Palm Beach FL. Rabbi Goldstein has lead numerous tours to Israel, where his niece Naomi currently resides. He is a member of the Palm Beach County Board of Rabbis and served several years on its executive committee, as well as teaching and organizing its Introduction to Judaism courses in the past. Rabbi Goldstein now resides in Lakeland with his rescue dog Nico!