President Fran Besalel

Meet Fran


Fran and her husband Sami met in USY. They have been members of Congregation Beth Emeth (CBE) for twelve years. Their daughters, Relle (age 22) and Tova (age 19), have learned and worked at CBE, were bat-mitzvahed and confirmed here, and enjoyed USY.

Fran chaired the Youth Committee for several years, served as Vice President of Education and Executive Vice President, and finished her first year as President at the end of June, 2019. She has been active in the Social Action, Membership, and Long-Term Planning Committees, and is a member of Sisterhood. Fran sang with the Chorale and participated as a floor gabbai during Shabbat services. What she loves most about CBE, of course, is spending time with the people!!

During the workweek, you will find her at Gesher Jewish Day School, a K-8 school in Fairfax, where she works as Director of Special Services and Instructional Coach. She enjoys being an active part of the Beth Emeth mishpacha (family).