Officers

TBA v.2

Jeff Newman (Co-President)

Phone: (516) 378-3477


Jeff, along with his wife Kathy, has been a member of Temple Beth Am for almost forty years. Kathy is very active in Sisterhood and together they raised their daughter through Senior Chavurah in the temple.

As a member of Brotherhood, Jeff coordinated the Christmas Mitzvah, relieving volunteers at St. Francis Hospital for over twenty years. He started the process and was involved in the building of the Holocaust Memorial in the front of our synagogue.

Jeff went on to join the temple’s Board of Trustees and has held many positions over the years including serving as vice president several times and chairing many committees.

In addition to being our current Co-President, he is President of Chai Society and chairs the cemetery and security committees.

Lori Boccadoro (Co-President)

Phone: (516) 378-3477

Lori and her husband Damon have been members of Temple Beth Am since 2001. Their three children, Drew, Sydney and Nick all attended Temple Beth Am Hebrew School through B'nai Mitzvah and the entire family remains active in Jewish life and the Merrick community.

Lori is a past Vice President of Temple Beth Am and has been active on the board since 2017. She was the advertising chair for the past 3 years.

Lori attended SUNY New Paltz with a major in Business Administration and is now is president and CEO of her own company. She oversees the daily actions of her 20 employees and her business, which has been a NYC-and NYS-Certified Woman Owned Business to work with the City of NY.

Lori enjoys travelling to new countries and exploring new cultures.