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Whom to Contact

B'nai Jeshurun Congregation is proud to be a "warm and welcoming" community. Below is a list of staff/voluteers who look forward to speaking with you. Volunteers are denoted with an *.  The synagogue phone number is (216) 831-6555 then dial the appropriate extension listed next to the staff member's name. A staff directory, listed by name and title, can be found here.

If you are having difficulty reaching a staff member/volunteer, or wish to speak to someone about a topic not listed below, please contact Executive Director Jay Ross (x107) at any time.   

Address Change Rachel Taxer x100
arts of thanksgiving Shani Kadis x131
Atid (20s & 30s Group) Shani Kadis x131
Baby Naming & Brit Milah Scheduling Diane Dronzek x104 or
Rachel Taxer x100
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Receptions Paula Botkin x109
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Scheduling Julie Berman x102
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutoring Julie Berman x102
Bequests Lorna Siegal x132
Board President Rebekah Dorman*
Cantor Aaron Shifman-
Schedule an appointment
Julie Berman x102
Catering Paula Botkin x109
Cemetery Paula Botkin x109
Chesed (Community Service Group) Rachel Schwarz* or (216) 292-3691
Contributions- Annual Fund (Mahar) Paula Botkin x109
Contributions- Planned Giving & Major Gifts Lorna Siegal x132
Contributions- Tribute Donations Rachel Taxer x100
Courtyard Pavers and Dedications Lorna Siegal x132
Credit Card Payments Paula Botkin x109
Deaths and Funerals Diane Dronzek x104
Dues Questions Paula Botkin x109 or
Jay Ross x107
Early Childhood Programming Julie Sukert x125
Endowment Campaign Lorna Siegal x132
Fund Raising and Development Initiatives Lorna Siegal x132
Gift Shop Email
Gross High School Rabbi Josh Foster x124 
Hazak (Senior Adult Group) Sandra Lieber
Heinens Gift Cards Paula Botkin x109 
High Holy Day Tickets & Seating Paula Botkin x109 
Hospital Visits Diane Dronzek x104
Kashrut Rules and Hechshers Kashrut Guidelines 
Libraries Rafi Simon x114 
Membership Shani Kadis x131 
Memorial Plaques &
Golden Book of Remembrance
Diane Dronzek x104
Men's Club Jerry Brodsky*
Minyan Schedule This Week's Worship Schedule 
Mishaberach List Diane Dronzek x104
Mishpachot (Birth to 6 yr Group) Julie Sukert x125
Newsletters (Tidings & Shul News)
Submissions & Ads
Diane Dronzek x104
Programs and Events Shani Kadis x131
Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria- Schedule an appointment Rachel Taxer x100
Religious School
Room Reservations Paula Botkin x109
Senior Adult Programming Sandra Lieber*
Sisterhood Sue Nash*
Sponsorship-Minyan Breakfast Diane Dronzek x104
Sponsorship-Oneg Shabbat or Kiddush Paula Botkin x109
Sunshine Committee Robbie Schonfeld*
Tovim (Minyan Volunteers) Charlie Gruenspan
Unveilings Diane Dronzek x104 or
Rachel Taxer x100
Volunteer at the Synagogue Shani Kadis x131
Wedding Officiant Contact the clergy 
Wedding Scheduling at the Synagogue Paula Botkin x109 
Worship Schedule This Week's Worship Schedule
Yahrzeits Diane Dronzek x104
Yizkor Book Bernice Rothman*
Youth Groups (Jr. Kadima, Kadima & USY) Rabbi Josh Foster x124
Full staff directory  


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