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Meet the CBH Board Nominees for 2022

board Nov 15, 2021

Peggy Dugan – 1st Vice President

Peggy joined CBH in early 2004 just after relocating to Summit from London. Peggy has been involved in many areas of CBH, including teaching kindergarten/1st grade in the religious school, cooking with the teens, running the Shabbat morning breakfasts, and helping Michael Hyman organize the High Holidays. Her eldest child studied for her bat mitzvah at CBH (but had the service in Florida), and her twin boys became bnai mitzvah at CBH. Peggy is very excited to be joining the board as 1st Vice President. Peggy and her husband, Terry, live in Summit and are empty nesters. She looks forward to when her kids and grand dogs come to visit!

Daniel Pearlman – Communications Chair

My wife, three children, and I joined CBH in 2019, shortly after my father passed away and we moved to Summit. CBH has helped our family remember my father and preserve our Jewish heritage. I hope my own involvement with CBH will help my children appreciate the importance of participating in a community that values acceptance and inclusion.  Prior to moving to Summit, I practiced law, founded an educational consulting company, and taught high school English in New York City and in New Jersey, where I was awarded tenure in both districts. I received my Juris Doctorate degree from Cardozo School of Law, my Masters in Education from Brooklyn College, and my undergraduate degree in English literature from Columbia University.

Ina  Weitzman – Programs Co-chair


My husband, Frank Digaetano, and I have been members of CBH for 24 years. We were the first wedding performed by Rabbi Amy in this congregation. Professionally, I am a mostly retired clinical psychologist. I have previously chaired and served on committees at CBH and elsewhere and was on the Board of a nonprofit. We both grew up in West Orange, but I then lived in San Diego for 16 years, where my three daughters were born. My eldest daughter is a rabbi at B’nai Keshet. I also have a stepdaughter and stepson. In retirement, we have a condo in downtown San Diego, where we spend half the year, winter and summer. Thank goodness for Zoom that allows our involvement in CBH year-round.

Lila Bernstein – Programs Co-chair
I have been a member of CBH since the congregation was meeting in the Quaker Meeting House, over 20 years ago. I have been instrumental in developing the Renaissance initiative senior programs in New Jersey, and as a retired Director of HR in the pharmaceutical industry, I am on the Board of NCJW Essex County and Rachel Coalition, Chair of the Child Placement Review Board in Morris County, and Member and past Chair of the New Jersey Child Placement Advisory Council.

Andy Kaplan has agreed to a second term as Treasurer.

Myra Cole will continue as Facilities Chair.





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