Staff & Lay Leadership

Our Team is Working Hard to Create Innovative Ways of Connecting our Families & Community with Jewish Living Experiences

Main Phone: 913-647-7279

Professional Staff
Senior Rabbi Rabbi David Glickman  
Associate Rabbi Rabbi Beryl Padorr  
Hazzan (Cantor) Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda  
Ritual Coordinator & Assistant to Clergy Melisa Gum 913-647-7281
Executive Director Stefanie Misler Williams 913-647-7293
Assistant Executive Director Steve Berman 913-647-7292
Director of Early Childhood Education Judy Jacks Berman 913-647-7287
Director of Youth & Family Education Civia White 913-647-7282
Director of Youth & Family Programming Ben Novorr 913-647-7191
Facilities Manager Peter Harris 913-647-7288
Accounting Manager Pam Fite 913-647-7271
Director of Marketing & Communications Rwitabhadra (Ritz) Dasgupta 913-647-7269
Director of Membership & Administration Melanie Maxwell-Shelkey 913-647-7283
Early Childhood Reception Debbie Beznovsky & Donna Lydon  913-647-7285
Cemetery Caretaker Jim Jones 816-398-9290
Lay Leadership – Officers
President Dr. Ann Karty  
Executive Vice President Victor Wishna  
Vice President, Engagement & Programming  Janna Rosenthal  
Vice President, Ritual and Ritual Committee Chair  Eric Schultz  
Secretary Debbie Sosland-Edelman  
Treasurer Adam Matsil  
Immediate Past President Jason Krakow  
Immediate Past President (Ohev Sholom) Mike Silverman  
Committee Leadership
Sisterhood President Shira Wajcman & Dini Freed 913-219-3553
Sisterhood Education VP Jill Goldstein  
Men’s Club President Chuck Gasser  
Scout Master Brian Bell  
Sisterhood Giftshop Connie Simon  
Building & Grounds  Jeremy Antes  
PrayerWorks Facilitator Rickie Haith 913- 341-8707
Kiddush Corp Volunteers Harold Kaseff  
Lechem Committee Cindy Daniels & Marcy Rydell  
Chesed Committee Cindy Daniels  
Beth Shalom Foundation, President Stewart Stein  
Planned Giving  Marc Hammer  
Cemetery Committee David Sosland  
School Committee Victor Wishna  
Scholarship Committee Richard Simon  
Head Gabbai Chuck Gasser  
Budget Committee Peter Newman  
Membership Committee Mari Anne Birnbaum  
Torah Readers & Service Leader Volunteers Dr. Norman Kahn  
New Sacred Space  Gina Kaiser  

Board of Directors

  • Renana Abrams
  • Jeremy Antes
  • Sam Barrer
  • Aaron Berger
  • Mari Anne Birnbaum
  • Louis Cohn
  • Sam Deutch
  • Art Federman
  • Berenice Haberman
  • Staci Kahn
  • Harold Kaseff
  • Randy Katcher
  • Michael Kolb
  • Linda Lessner
  • Neil Miller
  • Peter Newman
  • Dan Osman
  • Eric Poe
  • Julye Rose
  • Miles Ross
  • Heather Schlozman
  • Larry Silver
  • Lisa Skolnick

Congregation Beth Shalom

14200 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
Phone - (913) 647-7279
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Mt. Carmel Cemetery

5529 Ditzler Road, Raytown, MO 64133
Phone - (816) 398-9290
Cemetery Hours