Danny Maya is the President of Congregation Beth Shalom and has held leadership positions at CBS beginning in 2012, including the positions of Treasurer from 2012-2016, VP of Finance from 2016-2020 and currently serving as EVP. He has successfully led the efforts in instituting financial controls, produced multi-year forecasts, created a campaign for endowment, and estate planning, and navigated through a change from a membership fee dues structure to a voluntary pledge structure. He has participated in multiple committees, including the Finance, Strategic Planning, Rabbinical search, annual gala, and various other committees. Danny was born in Glendale, CA, and moved to Santa Clarita in 2001 with his wife Lulu. Danny is a seasoned, accomplished, senior accounting and financial management professional with more than 20 years of experience in finance and operations. He joined the CBS community in 2008 when he enrolled his daughter into the CBS preschool program and has just had 2 daughters become Bat Mitzvah, with 1 more daughter still attending the Hebrew School program. Danny has found a home with CBS and feels a strong sense of belonging to its community.
Immediate Past President
Roger Reiner is the immediate past CBS President and has served on the Board of Trustees since 2016. He was born in North Hollywood, CA, raised in Sunland, CA, and has been living in Santa Clarita since 1988. His CBS experience began then when he and his wife of over 42 years joined CBS, and they have raised 6 children who have all had their Sunday school, Hebrew school, and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs at CBS. Roger was in law enforcement for 30 years and has run RBRPHOTOGRAPHY for over 15 years with his wife and crew.
Executive Vice President
Jonathan Krauss is the Executive Vice President and has served on the Board of Trustees since 2018. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and he works as a prosecutor for the California Office of the Attorney General. He and his wife Jen have lived in Santa Clarita since 2009. Both of their daughters are CBS Preschool graduates who are now enrolled in the CBS Religious School. He was recently honored to be chosen as the CBS Men’s Club’s Man of the Year for 2019-2020.
Vice President, Membership
Dr. Amy Cooper
Vice President, Ritual
Vice President, Administration
Kenneth Greenberg is the Vice President of Ritual for CBS and has served in various capacities on the Board of Trustees since 1998. He was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley and he works at his CPA firm in Encino. He and his wife Karen have lived in Santa Clarita since 1984. His two children, Sandra and Julie had their Bat Mitzvah’s at CBS along with Karen who had her B’nai Mitzvah at CBS as an adult. He has three grandchildren, two of which graduated from the CBS preschool and the younger one to follow!
Vice President, Education
Vice President, Ways and Means
Mitch Rotter serves as the Vice President of Ways and Means and is a new board member this year. He was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Go Packers!) and moved to LA in 1992. Mitch is currently a digital marketing consultant for social media start-ups after having spent 20+ years in the music industry as a producer and music supervisor. He has lived in Santa Clarita since 2016 with his wife, 3 children, and 2 Labradoodles.
Vice President, Finance
Vice President, Communications
Andrew Veis is the Vice President of Communications for Congregation Beth Shalom. Andrew was born and raised in Santa Clarita. He and his wife Carolyn both grew up at CBS, where he attended Hebrew School and was Bar and Bat Mitzvahed—and they are both proud that their son Jack is attending Sunday school. Andrew has over 12 years of professional communications experience with the County of Los Angeles where he works for the Chief Executive Office.
Denise Youngwood is the Recording Secretary and has served on the board since 2015. She also runs the Dining for Dollars monthly fundraising program which she and her husband Alan started in 2013, shortly after they joined CBS. Prior to becoming the Recording Secretary in 2016, Denise served as the VP of Membership. Denise was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Santa Clarita in 1989. Denise has had multiple careers and is currently an independent Medicare Insurance Agent.
Dr. Margo Orr
Men's Club President
Todd Stelnick is the President of the CBS Men’s Club. He is a real estate investor and owns a Property Management Company in SCV. He grew up in Santa Clarita his entire life and has been a Temple member of CBS for over 30 years. Todd met his wife Steffanie Stelnick at CBS Temple and they have 3 children, Joey, Sydney, and Louis. Joey went through CBS preschool and will be entering 1st grade of CBS Hebrew school and Sydney and Louis are about to start their last year in the CBS Preschool. Todd’s entire family is very involved with the temple and he is excited for this opportunity to help lead CBS Men’s Club over the next 2 years.
Rob Cohen is a Trustee and previously served as President of CBS from 2018-2020 and, prior to that, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Ritual, and Trustee. Born in Valencia and a member of CBS from 1976-1978, he moved to Northridge in 1979. 25 years later, Rob returned to Valencia with his wife, Amy, and was later joined by daughters Brooklyn in 2005 and Kensington in 2010, who both graduated from the CBS preschool. A lawyer practicing in Valencia, Rob has been a Torah Reader, Haftorah Reader, Prayer Leader, Minyan Leader, B’nai Mitzvah Tutor, has served on the Rabbi Search Committee, has coordinated multiple Purim Carnivals, and has MC’d various events at CBS including the very successful gala celebrating Rabbi and Randie Hauss in 2019.
Lori Cohen Malin is a Trustee on the CBS board and VP of membership for CBS Sisterhood. She was born on Long Island and has lived in Canyon Country since1992. Prior to that, she was a Dietitian for the State of NY and after moving to California, helped plan SCi Fi conventions for 25 years. Her son and daughter both received their Jewish education here at CBS. Lori became a Bat Mitzvah at CBS in 2008.
Bruce Neft is a Trustee and has been on the CBS Board of Trustees for about 35 years. He has held various board positions, including President on three different occasions. He was born in New Jersey and moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1981. Bruce is a retired attorney and currently works as a mediator. He and his wife Beth love to travel and have been to all seven continents.
Alan Shear has been a Trustee and Chairperson of the Preschool PRC since 2016. Alan was born and bred in the Bronx, NY. He and his wife Susan moved to Valencia in 2014 from Westchester, NY. Alan retired from the New York City Department of Education where he served as a teacher, administrator, and supervisor for over 40 years. Their two adult children live in Southern California.
Marianne Simon is once again a Trustee on CBS’ Board after serving for 4 years (2 terms) as VP / Ritual and 2 years as a Trustee prior to that. She continues to serve on the Ritual Committee. A native of Los Angeles, Marianne and her husband, Dave, have lived in Santa Clarita since 1990 and have been active members of CBS for almost 20 years. Marianne is a Notary Public providing mobile services to residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. She is the proud mother of a son, Daniel, and a daughter, Jessica, and an even prouder grandmother of grandson Marcus and granddaughter Claire who resides in Polson, Montana.
Steffanie Stelnick is a Trustee. She is a wife, mother of three, and a licensed California Attorney who has been a member of Congregation of Beth Shalom for over 20 wonderful years. She is thankful to Congregation Beth Shalom for introducing her to her husband over 20 years ago and being her extended family through all of her family’s joys and sorrows. She is fortunate to be on the board to help give back to the temple for all the times it has been there for her.
Nathan Toveg is a Trustee. Since 1996, Nathan has served & held various board positions, including President on two different occasions. Nathan with his wife Marilyn has lived in Valencia since 1984 and has been a member of CBS since 1989. Nathan worked for various US Government agencies for over 34 years. They have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren.
Ken Tratner is a Trustee. He has been a board member since the late 1990s and previously served as VP of Finance, and Treasurer, and has also participated on a number of committees. Ken moved to ‘Simcha Clarita’ in 1986 with his wife Carolyn and three sons. Ken was one of the men’s club helpers (over 20 years ago) who built the kitchen and preschool playground.
Suzannah is a Trustee and has been a member of CBS since 1998 with the enrollment of her firstborn into the CBS preschool. She is a videographer and documentary filmmaker who brought her love of film to CBS by establishing the CBS Film Series. She also initiated the CBS Photo Club inspiring members of the community to decorate our walls with a splash of color and creativity.