Dr. Diane Snyder Steren  

Program Chair

 

Dr. Diane Snyder Steren was born and raised in Miami, Florida and grew up at Beth Torah Congregation in North Miami Beach. Summers were spent at Camp Judaea, both as a camper, counselor and later as a camp doctor, in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She enjoyed being active in Young Judaea youth groups during the year.  She participated in Young Judaea year course spending the year before college in Israel and volunteering at Hadassah Hospital.  Many years later, it all came together with many years participation on the Hadassah Physician’s Council and conferences with Hadassah physicians in Jerusalem.

 

She moved to Baltimore in 1986 and participated in the Young Leadership Council of the Associated as well as volunteered as a Jewish big sister.

 

She moved to Rockville, Maryland in 1994 and joined Congregation B’nai Tzedek in 1995. She started getting active in synagogue life after her father’s death in 2004 and became one of the “regulars” while saying kaddish. Initially serving as liason for day school families, she joined the board of directors in 2006 as chair of the B’nai Mitzvah committee and then moved on to chair the membership committee.  She joined the Executive committee in 2010 as Vice-President of membership for 4 years, then Vice-President of strategic planning (with the help of Sulam for Strategic Planners) and was President of the congregation from 2016-2018.

 

She is currently serving as co-chair of B’nai Tzedek’s Hineni Capital campaign as well as a member of the ritual and associate rabbi search committees.

 

In her spare time, she is a Gynecologist in private practice and thanks her husband, Al and her 3 mostly- grown children for supporting her passion and love of Judaism.