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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

Board of Directors

2017 / 5777 NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORTnew BE logo white

TRUSTEES TO SERVE IN 2017-2018 (5777-5778)

In accord with the relevant provisions of the Beth Emet Constitution and By-Laws indicated below, the Nominating Committee is pleased to recommend the following Officers and Trustees as the slate for election to the Board at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

SLATE OF OFFICERS
President - Ross Bricker
Vice President - Stopher Bartol
Vice President - Rebecca Raus
Treasurer - Rob Levin
Secretary - Allison Aaron
Foundation Board President - Jeff Mann

SLATE OF TRUSTEES

for Election to a Third Term
Hillary Coustan
Ariel Goldfarb
Daniel Sachs
Richard Steele

for Election to a Second Term

Simon Anolick
Etahn Cohen
Danielle Crown Pfeifer
Jennifer Drake
Michael Finnegan
Ellen Frank-Miller
Elsa Gould
Bob Graham
Marc Hilton
Roger Price

for Election to a First Term

Mark Antman
Jeff Bergman
Jack Levie
Jeff Mackevich
Michael Mitzen
Doug Oettinger
Shari Reiches
David Rubman
Barbara Schoenfield
Georgene Wilson

The Board of Trustees consists of 24 elected members and up to three Presidential Appointees, as well as the Executive Officers of the congregation, the Immediate Past President, and past presidents.  The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance of the congregation. The Board works closely with the Klei Kodesh (senior staff) to set direction, policies and procedures as well as create long-term planning for the congregation. 

2016-2017 Board of Trustees

 

  • Ross Bricker, President

    Ross Bricker and his wife, Nina Vinik, joined Beth Emet shortly after moving to Evanston in 1996.  They are the proud parents of three sons who are out of the house and working (Teddy, a food truck owner and chef in Austin,...

  • Stopher Bartol, Vice President

    Stopher and his wife, Sheryl, have been members of Beth Emet for 16 years. They have three children: Julia (18), Ben (15), and Andrew (11), who’ve all participated in Beth Emet’s religious school. Stopher, not born a Jew, o...

  • Rebecca Raus, Vice President

    Rebecca and her husband Gregg have been members of Beth Emet for 28 years. Rebecca started attending Shabbat services while at Northwestern University and learned to chant torah with then Cantor Jeffrey Klepper, so it was a...

  • Rob Levin, Treasurer

    Rob and his wife Lisa have been involved with Beth Emet for many years.  They have five children: Andrew (21), Maddie (20), Jason (20), Drew (18) and Max (15), all participating in either Beth Emet’s religious school and/or...

  • Louise Motel, Secretary


    Louise joined Beth Emet with her parents over 50 years ago.  In 1977, Rabbi Polish officiated at her marriage to Bob, a real estate and estate planning attorney. Their daughter, Mel, is involved in education and prison reform...

  • David Graham, Immediate Past President

    David Graham and his wife, Lizzie, have been members of Beth Emet for 24 years. They have each served on the Board of Trustees and also co-chaired the Mitzvah Appeal together. David also co-chaired the Board’s Strategic Pla...

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