Steve Allen Executive Director
Steve Allen has been a synagogue Executive Director since 1997. His career started in Bedford, New York at Temple Shaaray Tefila, a 1000+ family Reform Synagogue where he remained for 10 years.
Steve moved to Florida in 2010 and worked in Miami and Parkland before becoming Congregation B’nai Israel’s Executive Director in October 2015. He brings a wealth of experience to his position and works hard to coordinate all aspects needed in a large congregation to make the day-to-day run smoothly. He oversees all operations of the schools and synagogue and is responsible for the congregation’s budget and its financial stability. Steve has been working closely with the URJ and has been appointed as an assessment manager and board facilitator to work with other URJ congregations.
Steve graduated from New York University with a BA in History, and a very useful minor in Psychology. Steve and his wife of 43 years, Debbie, have 3 children, Matt (Marie), Jon (Heather) and Rachel, and five wonderful grandchildren, Jackson, twins Michaela Rose & Thomas Buddy, James & Noah. “I am thrilled being a part of the CBI community and feel that we have an outstanding staff to carry out the multitude of responsibilities needed to keep us the most warm, welcoming and professional synagogue here in the heart of Palm Beach County.”