Who’s Who

Who’s Who

Head, Heart and Hands—We lead with enthusiasm and joy

Our Mission

The mission of Congregation Ner Tamid is to create a Jewish community that encourages participation in meaningful Jewish worship, accepts diverse Jewish backgrounds and interfaith families, provides Jewish education for children and adults, celebrates all life cycle events, and initiates opportunities for committed social action (tikkun olam), all for a modest membership fee.

Our Affiliation

Ner Tamid is a pluralistic congregation, open and welcoming to Jews of all backgrounds and denominations.

Board of Directors

Board Chairperson – Elaine Mittler – Dependable, Responsible, Ever-Present – From planning the calendar to organizing services, special events and community outreach, to maintaining membership, Elaine has been our irrepressible leader for 10 years.

Treasurer – David Jacobson – The numbers guy – a professional accountant who maintains our budget and who, with his wife, Stacey and daughter Jacklyn support Ner Tamid with their dedication and sense of service.

Rabbinic Associate and Education Director – Rena Morano – Leading services and directing learning experiences for adults and children – from baby namings to Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations to Shabbat services and holiday festivals and the highly successful BATT Adult Education program that has brought the Bradenton community together for meaningful learning, Rena is our “Tzur” the rock of Ner Tamid.

Board Member – Lee Manevitch – Our newest Board Member. After a hiatus from any religious affiliation, Lee rediscovered his Jewish leanings thanks to the open arms of Congregation Ner Tamid.

Rabbinic Advisor – Rabbi Barbara Aiello – offers guidance, support and encouragement from Ner Tamid’s beginnings as a chavurah to its growth into a recognized congregation – Rabbi Barbara assists with services and celebrations – especially her memorable Purim spiels! She helped to coordinate efforts as the congregation moved toward a pluralistic approach to Judaism. http://www.rabbibarbara.com