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Executive Committee

Alana Sharenow, President

Alana and her husband Bill Graham have been members for over 20 years. They live in Medfield and have two daughters Julia and Rebecca.    

Alana has served on the Board for 12 years and on the Executive Committee for seven years.  She has previously served as VP of Member Services, VP of Religious Practices, and as chair of both the Religious Practices and Membership Committees.  Alana also actively participated on the Rabbi search committee, the ELC director search committee and the Executive Director search committee.  Alana is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Keurig Dr Pepper and leads the marketing and intellectual property law practice group.   Prior to joining Keurig Dr Pepper, Alana worked for Dunkin' Brands and was legal counsel for the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation. 


Headshot of Tim Holiner.Tim Holiner, Immediate Past President

Linda and I have been TBD members for about 20 years and our daughters, Sharon & Diana, both attended religious school and celebrated their Bat Mitzvahs.  I have been on the board for 5 years and have been on several committees, including House, Finance, HVAC and Inclusion, as well as the past VP of Building and Grounds. I am a retired Computer Scientist (fancy for programmer) and worked at MEDITECH, Inc. for 36 years designing and programming Health Care software and systems.


Headshot of Connie Rizoli.Connie Rizoli, VP Religious Practices and Social Action

Connie Rizoli has been a member of Temple Beth David since 2002 and has been involved in a variety of activities. Connie has co-taught classes on Prayer Book Hebrew for Temple members, was the Chair of the synagogue's second Me'ah class, as well as Co-Chair of the Interfath Mini Walk for Hunger, Chair of the Inclusion Committee and, prior to 2020, a volunteer to assist in teaching Hebrew to Shorashim school students for several years. Connie has also co-lead Sisterhood Shabbat for 9 years. Before retiring, she worked for the Massachusetts House of Representatives on education law for 30 years and was Director of Public Policy for Project Bread for 14 years.


Lisa Altman, VP Education

I have been a congregant of the Temple for 24 years and have served on various committees. I have served as Co-Chair of the Social Action Committee, on both Rabbi Search committees, the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee. I currently serve as the chair of the Early Learning Committee. I live in South Natick with my husband, Mark, and have 2 daughters Madison and Alexis, who have both become B’nei Mitzvah and Confirmed at Temple Beth David. I love this congregation and believe we are a wonderful family led by amazing Rabbis.


Headshot of Barbara Accetta.Barbara Accetta, VP of Administrative Services

When my husband, Don, and I moved to Westwood with our family in 1986, we joined the Temple Beth David community. Shortly after the Temple burned down in 1987, I served as the Treasurer, on the Executive Committee and as a Board Member helping to rebuild the Temple at its current location. Our daughter, Deborah, grew up at the Temple and had her Bat Mitzvah at the new Temple site. Now, Don and I live in Walpole, and we enjoy seeing our grandchildren, Leif Pederson and Freya Pederson attend Shorashim.  In addition to serving on the Board in the past, I most recently served on the Early Learning Task Force and Committee for Shalom Corner, the Afghan Resettlement Project Committee and search committee for new staff for the Temple.  I am a retired attorney and look forward to serving again on the Executive Committee and Board of the Temple.


Alyson Miller, VP of Member Resources

Alyson and her husband Scott have been temple members for over 10 years. They live in Westwood with their children Cameron, Ella, and Abigail. They attended TBD’s religious school since age 5, became B’nai Mitzvah in 2018 and were confirmed May 2021. They have all served as madrichim. She has been an educator/teacher for over 30 years, and is currently a Literacy specialist and interventionist as well as a teacher/parent consultant for Special Education. This background has assisted TBD as she has served on the Adult Education committee, the Early Learning Center committee for the development of Shalom Corner, and most recently chaired the committee for the Director Hire of Shalom Corner. Her family loves being involved in the temple in multiple ways.


Gary Shillin, Treasurer

My wife, Phoebe Peabody, son, Asher and I live in Westwood and have been members of Temple Beth David for about seven years. Asher attends the Religious School program and recently became confirmed. The Temple is a large part of our lives – from meaningful worship, to spiritual guidance, and lastly, the comfort of community and friendship. Having the unique perspective as a new congregant, I became a member of the Board of Trustees in 2018 and given my business background have assisted with a number of treasury functions, such as managing payroll and collaborating on other fiscal matters, as well as participating on the Finance Committee. I’ve worked in the healthcare industry for over 30-years and oversee administrative operations for the Emergency Medicine network practices associated with Beth Israel Lahey Health system.


Wendy Berliner, Congregation Secretary


Fri, April 12 2024 4 Nisan 5784