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Temple Judea of Coral Gables Elects Attorney Gary Matzner as President

Temple Judea, one of Miami’s largest Reform congregations, has elected attorney Gary Matzner as President for a two-year term starting July 1, 2018.

“In addition to his distinguished legal career, Gary Matzner has extensive experience guiding large non-profit organizations and municipalities,” said Rabbi Judith Siegal of Temple Judea. “Gary’s business acumen, leadership skills, financial and fund raising expertise are essential as Temple Judea’s presence in the community continues to grow and develop.”

Among his many civic achievements, Gary was the co-founder of the Village of Pinecrest, Florida and served as its mayor. He was president and founder of Preserve the Jungle, Inc. which helped raise over $4 million toward the purchase of Pinecrest Gardens by the Village. He also served on the Board of Governors of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Miami-Dade County.

Matzner is a Miami partner at the law firm of Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Gilbert (KO). With has a wealth of experience in health care law and corporate transactions, Matzner represents hospitals, managed care companies, accountable care organizations, physicians, medical group practices ASCs and imaging centers. He has expertise in the medical regulatory area and has represented clients in numerous multi-million dollar transactions and contracts.

Now celebrating 70 years of Jewish Learning and Living in Coral Gables, Temple Judea is one of Miami’s largest Reform synagogues with approximately 600 member families. Temple Judea's mission is to enrich member’s ever-more complicated lives with the new insights of ancient Jewish heritage. For more information, visit


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