Our Lay Leaders

Our lay leaders come from a variety of backgrounds and traditions.  Because of that our services may differ from  each other each week depending on the person who is leading them.  Our congregation enjoys a variety in religioius experience.



Carla Byrnes

Carla heads our Worship Committee and was one of our first lay leaders. She also brings her experience from the Mifgash Musicale in Cincinnati for both the  Shabbat and High Holy Days music programs and singing with the Pamlico Chorale and can often be found at services leading the singing in a cantorial role.

Alexa Schein

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Irving Joffee

Irv Joffee has been a lay leader since 2014.  Over the years he has been part of Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist congregations.  Irv and his wife were both students at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and worked in Israel for three years before returning to the US in 1975.  The Joffees came to New Bern from Huntington, NY, in 2013.

Bernice Lamey

Melody Salley 

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