Executive Board and Trustees

Executive Board:


Jason M. Hoberman –  President hobermanj@yahoo.com

Jason is serving as President.  Jason has been active in Jewish organizations his whole life, holding several leadership roles including CBI Trustee, JCC Winter Fundraiser Co-Chair and USY Chapter President.  He lives in Scotch Plains, NJ with his wife Tracey (who is a member of the JCC Board), his daughter Ashley and his son Reid.  Jason is Managing Director & General Counsel of Lyxor Asset Management Inc.

Aaron J. Kessler-  Executive Vice President Askessler11@verizon.net

Aaron and his wife Susanlisa live in Scotch Plains with their 3 daughters, Maya, Rebecca and Sarina.  The Kessler family moved to the area several years ago and immediately got involved in synagogue life.  Aaron and Susanlisa met at their synagogue growing up and want to help provide similar synagogue experiences that they appreciated for their children.  When not at the synagogue, Aaron can be found on the soccer field cheering on his daughters’ club and high school teams. Aaron holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration and is the Chief Operating Officer for a large multi-specialty medical practice in Central and Northern NJ.

Mitch Siegel – Treasurer





Ruth Margolin

Ruth B. Margolin –

Vice President


Ruth has lived in Westfield for over 30 years, and she and her husband, Michael, have been members of CBI for most of that time.  Their three children went to Solomon Schechter and then CBI Akiba Academy, and they all became USY board members.  Ruth has worked in Jewish education (at Hillel, in teen work, directing a synagogue school, and directing a day school) for many years and has now dived fully into volunteer work.  In her spare time, she creates crossword puzzles that you may have seen in the NY Times.


Ira Bodenstein, Claire Bornstein, Pam Brownstein, Debra Friedman, Steve Garsh, Rita Geller, Eric Hecht, Russell Kussner,  Stu Levitt, Melissa Liebermann, Michael Margolin, Adam Margolis, Lisa Melville, Leah More, Laura Queller, Robin Sabony,  Joanne Schwartz, Andrew Silverstein, Jill Skibinsky, Josette Sohmer, Mike Strug, Marcia Wiener, Alison Yablonowitz.