Two Scarsdale Residents to be Honored by Temple Israel

Temple Israel Center of White Plains will honor Jonathan Flaxer and Gail Wiesenfeld of Scarsdale as well as Dottie Roer of White Plains at their 2010 Dinner Dance on March 20.

Gail Wiesenfeld of Scarsdale joined Temple Israel Center in 1993 and has served as a Vice President in several administrations. She served as PTA co-chair for the Religious School, and as a member and co-chair of the Religious School Board. Gail also served as a member and co-chair of the Nursery School Board. Her significant contributions led to membership on the Board of Trustees, a position she has held for the past 10 years. Gail joined the TIC Executive Committee in 2001 as a Committee Member-at-Large, and served as Treasurer for two years, followed by two years as a Vice-President. Outside of TIC, Gail has been involved with UJA, the Scarsdale High School STEP Board, and Westchester Jewish Community Services. Gail received her BA from Emory University, earned an MBA from New York University and became a Chartered Financial Analyst. For 13 years, she worked as an equity research analyst at Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, and CJ Lawrence.


Scarsdale resident Jonathan Flaxer has been an active member of the TIC community since 1991. Currently, he serves as the Co-Chair of the Ritual Committee, where he was instrumental in creating a pamphlet that can be found in the pews explaining the Shabbat service and its rituals and customs. He is also the trusted guardian of the temple’s Sifre Torahs. In the past, Jonathan served on a committee to re-write the Synagogue by-laws as well as the Board of Trustees of TIC, and the School Board. Jonathan is a bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer and partner at Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell and Peskoe LLP in New York City. He holds a BA from New York University in English Literature, and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. He belongs to several professional organizations, and writes and speaks on topics related to his field.

Dottie Roer has been an involved member of Temple Israel Center since joining the synagogue in 1957. She has served on the Board of Trustees and has had a tremendous influence on the development of the Religious School, beginning with her involvement with the PTA. She served as a Vice-President on that Board, and later chaired both the Religious School Board and the Community High School Board when it was still in its formative stage. In addition, Dottie served for seventeen years with the White Plains Board of Education, first in Inventory Control, then as Internal Auditor, and last as Clerk of the Board. After leaving the Board of Education, Dottie was appointed to the White Plains Zoning Board of Appeals and later to the Board of Ethics.