Connie Simon, 2021 Kallat Torah
Connie Simon has been a member of Beth Shalom since
1992. Since becoming a member, Connie has served on both
the Beth Shalom Board of Directors and the Board of
Directors for Sisterhood, where Connie is the Co-Chair and
Treasurer of the Gift Shop. Connie has also served as High
Holiday Appeal Co-Chair, Torah Fund Co-Chair, Torah
Fund Treasurer and Sisterhood Vice President of Education.
Connie has also served on many Blue Valley School
committees, the PTA & PTO Boards at Cottonwood Point
Elementary, Oxford Middle School and BVNW High
School and volunteered for Federation, NCJW and KCUSY.
Connie grew up in St. Louis at Shaare Zedek (Kol Rhina)
where she was President of SZUSY. After high school,
Connie attended Emory University in Atlanta where she
earned BA’s in Psychology & Sociology. Connie worked in
medical research, grant writing and administration and,
after moving to Kansas City, worked as a Senior Coordinator
and Research Associate for the KU Cancer Center. Connie
has been a teacher at the Beth Shalom Preschool since 2006,
where she loves helping young children discover and learn.
Connie has been married to her husband Richard for 30 years
and they are the proud parents of two children, Benjamin and
Elie, both alumni of Beth Shalom Preschool.