Today is September 26, 2020 -
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Iris Weinmann has been a proud member of Leo Baeck Temple since 2005. She and her husband, Ted Cohen, came with their then one-year old son, Yonah, to a Shabbat Under the Stars service in the outdoor chapel to check out the temple, and immediately felt welcomed into the community.
Iris’ involvement in temple leadership began as a room parent in the Early Childhood Center when Yonah was a student there. By the time her younger son, Asher, joined the ECC, Iris had become a co-parent chair of the ECC.
Iris was invited to join the temple’s Board of Trustees in 2011. She later served on the Executive Committee as Vice President of Education and Lifelong Learning from 2015 through 2019, working closely with Rabbi Lisa Berney, Associate Rabbi and Director of Lifelong Learning. Together, Rabbi Berney and Iris created a Youth Education Action Team to assist in enhancing the religious school experience for our temple families and to cultivate leadership in the religious school community. Rabbi Berney and Iris also formed an Adult Education Task Force to innovate and expand adult learning opportunities at the temple.
Together with former LBT president, Lori Stein, Iris co-chaired the search committee that brought Rabbi Benjamin Ross to our community. Iris has also served for several years on the temple’s personnel committee, and has been involved in many community-building aspects of religious school life, including coordinating the temple’s annual Chanukah dinner, serving on the Purim committee, and coordinating religious school Shabbat dinners.
When not volunteering at LBT, Iris practices law in Santa Monica, representing employees in civil rights and other employment related litigation. She enjoys hiking, spinning and spending quality time with her husband, Ted, and sons, Yonah and Asher.
Immediate Past President
Lloyd and his family joined LBT in 2006. Feeling embraced by the community, he quickly became involved as a member of our ReImagine task force, whose mission was to find better, more meaningful opportunities to engage people of all ages, in Jewish Learning. An outgrowth of their work was Yom Limmud, our congregational day of learning, and Lloyd served as the first co-chair, with Rabbi Karen Strok. During this time, Lloyd’s mother fell ill and passed away. The comfort and support that he received from the Leo Baeck Temple community was overwhelming. It solidified his personal understanding of the benefit and importance of being a part of a community, and fueled his desire to expand his involvement.
Lloyd next served as a member of the Cantorial Search Committee which brought Cantor Kates to LBT. He joined the Board of Trustees in 2009, and in 2011 Lloyd joined the Executive Committee when he was nominated to serve as the Vice President of Lifelong Learning. As VP, Lloyd chaired the search committee which brought Rabbi Lisa Berney to our Temple as Assistant Rabbi/Director of Lifelong Learning.
His commitment to education and his desire for us to have a campus that allowed students of all ages to learn in an environment more conducive to learning then we had at the time, led him to another role as VP of Facilities, Grounds, and Improvements. Lloyd spearheaded the transformative renovation of our campus, from the design phase through construction, which resulted in our new Religious School buildings and the Peachy and Mark Levy Beit Midrash. Thanks to his efforts, we have a beautiful campus in which to pray, learn, and come together as a community.
In his “other life,” Lloyd is a principal in Piller/Segan, an independent television and film production company. Lloyd is married to Allison and is the proud father of Emily (19) and Rose (16).