My name is Coby Sonenshine and I am proud to serve as your President.  Raised in Orange County, I’ve been a TBY member for as long as I can remember, but my wife Allyson and I became active members when we moved to Newport Beach in 2000.  Since then, we’ve raised our two sons, Solomon (now 18) and Max (almost 16), at the Temple, starting with their brit milot, then preschool, JCAL, and their b'nai mitzvah.   

I have worked in a variety of fields, from a stock analyst to investment banking to my current business as a restauranteur.  Currently, Allyson and I (along with fellow congregants, my brother Danny and his wife Kerri) are franchisees of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins in Los Angeles.  

When I am not at Shul, you’ll find me in one our restaurants serving coffee or making donuts, or at the beach where I am happiest reading a book until I fall asleep in the sun.

Thank you for investing your trust with me.  I look forward to working with all of you to strengthen our congregation and to set a vision for an inspiring and productive future.   

Do you have something you'd like to share with me? Send me an email by using the form below.


Coby Sonenshine