Board of Trustees

Irene Moff - President
Irene Moff has been a PSC member since moving to the Bay Area in 2004 with her husband, Stephen, and newborn son, Yossi. Daughter Galit was born in 2006, and they have lived in Foster City ever since. As a pediatrician, she has the unique opportunity to combine her Jewish and professional lives as the volunteer medical director for Camp Ramah of Northern California. Her favorite day of the week is unquestionably Shabbat when she gets to do everything she loves most: relax over Shabbat dinner with her family, play games, walk and connect with her PSC community. 
Neal Kaufman - 1st Vice President
Neal Kaufman has been a PSC member since 2001. A native of White Plains, NY, he lives in Burlingame with his wife, Joelle, and their children Benjamin, 15; Taylor, 13; and Ariel, 10. He works in finance and recently joined the board. He enjoys skiing, exercising, reading about history and philosophy and coaching youth sports. 
Josh Zimmerman - 2nd Vice President
Joshua Zimmerman has been a member of PSC since 2005 and is serving his first term serving on the Board of Trustees. He lives in San Mateo with his wife, Sabina—a long-time PSC member—and their children: Eli, 12; Ari, 9; and Sora, 4. A finance and technology professional, Josh loves cycling, table tennis and playing outdoors with his kids.
Allan Jaffe - Treasurer
Allan Jaffe, a life-long resident of the Bay Area, is serving his second stint on the board of trustees. He previously served during the 1980's and early 1990's, not long after joining our congregation. He lives in Belmont with his wife, January, and works in San Jose in a family-owned glass and mirror business. He previously owned and operated a printing business in Burlingame and uses his business background in his role as PSC’s treasurer.
June Bell - Secretary
June Bell has been a PSC member since 2001. A native of Philadelphia, she lives in Foster City with her husband, Neil, and their son, Sam, 14. She is a writer and professional organizer and serves as board secretary. She enjoys yoga, walking, traveling, reading The New Yorker and solving crossword puzzles.
Ron Mester - Past President 
Ron Mester, his wife, Liz, and their 2-year-old daughter, Rachel, joined PSC in 1996. Two years later, Emma was born and joined the fun. Ron grew up in Tokyo and LA, went to school at Cal and Penn, and has spent the last 17 years of his career leading and growing businesses for founders. He also owns the largest and most accurate list of American local government officials.  Now “empty Mesters,” Ron and Liz enjoy traveling together.
Adrienne Abrams Adrienne Abrams - Trustee
Adrienne Abrams and her family joined PSC in 2008 shortly after the birth of her second child. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Adrienne has been in the Bay Area since 1999. She and her husband Howard live in San Mateo with their two children, Lila (11) and Carter (10). Professionally, Adrienne works in online marketing at a digital agency. She is excited to rejoin the board as a trustee after serving a short stint on the board several years ago. In her spare time, Adrienne enjoys spending time with her family, practicing Bikram Yoga, and trying out new vegetarian recipes. She has a passion for musical theatre, currently as an audience member but in a former life as co-founder of a non-profit community theatre, as producer and sometimes-performer.
Bob Caplan - Trustee
Bob Caplan has been a member of PSC since 1979. He’s married to Laura and has four daughters and one son-in-law. A resident of Menlo Park, he is a CPA who works in Foster City. He enjoys exercising, racquetball, classical music and jazz, and he’s performed stand-up comedy.
Sherri Goldman 2 Sherri Goldman - Trustee
Sherri Goldman has been a PSC member since 2015, shortly after moving from Los Angeles with her husband Brandon, whom she met on JDate. They live in Redwood Shores with their active golden retriever, Buddy, and fluffy golden cat, Chester. She is an Electrical Engineer at Apple, and in her free time, she enjoys singing, playing music, cooking, baking, and running. She is a huge fan of a cappella, directing a Jewish a cappella group when she was a student at UCLA, and currently sings in Apple’s a cappella group, The Keynotes. In August, she and Brandon are expecting their first child, and look forward to raising their child surrounded by the warmth of the PSC community.
Erik Livak Hale Eric Livak Hale - Trustee
Eric Livak Hale has been a member of PSC since 2014. He grew up in Berkeley, and met his wife Anna in Ann Arbor, Michigan where they both attended graduate school. They began attending PSC while living in San Mateo, and have since moved to San Leandro. They are expecting their first child in April 2018. Eric works in biotechnology intellectual property law, and he enjoys hiking and camping, landscape photography, board games, and craft beer. 
Karen Moen Karen Moen - Trustee
Karen Moen has been a member of PSC since 2009. She currently serves as the chair of the Hesed V'Tzedek committee, is a member of PS Women and volunteers in the PSC office frequently on an "as needed basis."  Karen enjoys attending Rabbi Corey's Thursday class, reading historical novels and mysteries, and enjoys all travel but especially travel to Southeast Asia. She retired in 2015 from her position as a senior policy analyst for the Judicial Council of California. 
Linda Oberstein Linda Oberstein - Trustee
Linda Oberstein is essentially a Bay Area native having lived here since age 2. The Oberstein’s have been PSC members since 1999. In addition to the many things Linda has done for PSC over the years, she is currently the chair of the Torat Chaim campaign. Linda lives in Foster City with her husband, Moshe, two teenage children, Avital and Zev, and her black lab, Diamond. She is a practicing primary care physician. She loves spending time with her family and is an avid skier.
Ornit Rose - Trustee
Ornit Rose has been a PSC member since 2012. An Israeli-American, she lives in San Mateo with her husband, Jack, and their children, Danny, 14, Tommy, 11, Ellie, 9, and Addie, 7. She is a non-practicing attorney who enjoys exercising, traveling, reading and spending time with her family.

Michael Shifrin Michael Shifrin - Trustee
Michael Shifrin has been a member of PSC since 2012. He was born and raised in Cape Town South Africa and emigrated to the USA in 1980. He lives in Foster City with his wife Elizabeth Lyster. They have three children Nicole, 32, Anthony 19, Charlie 17 and a granddaughter, Aliyah 15 months. Michael works as a Motor Carrier Specialist with the California Highway Patrol. He enjoys walking, hiking, tango and Israeli dancing, and camping. He also enjoys reading a good book.
Lou Harris - Men's Club Representative
Lou Harris has been a member of PSC since 1974. A native of Liverpool, England (and born in the same hospital as John Lennon, only much later), he grew up in Chicago and moved to San Mateo with wife Linda in 1973. Lou serves on the PSC board as trustee representing the Men's Club. He is also on the homeowners' board of Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. Lou's interests include family, travel, and the World Champion Chicago Cubs.
Sandy Greene - PS Women Representative
Sandy Greene has been a PSC Member since 2012. A native of Chicago, she lives in Foster City.  She is a clinical study manager and serves as a trustee representing PS Women. She is also president of the PS Women.  Sandy enjoys bowling, reading, movies and travel, especially international.