Staff & Lay Leadership

Rabbi David Glickman, Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda, Stefanie Williams, Judy Jacks Berman, Rwitabhadra (Ritz) Dasgupta, Melanie Maxwell-Shelkey, Pam Fite, Trinity Lawson, Becca Levine, Debbie Beznovsky, Melisa Gum, and  Juan Garza

Our Team is Working Hard to Create Innovative Ways of Experiencing Jewish Living that Connect our Families & Community

Main Phone: 913-647-7279

Professional Staff
Senior Rabbi Rabbi David Glickman  
Director of Congregational Learning Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda  
Ritual Coordinator & Assistant to Clergy Trinity Lawson 913-647-7281
Executive Director Stefanie Misler Williams 913-647-7292
Director of Early Childhood Education Judy Jacks Berman 913-647-7287
Director of Youth & Family Programming Becca Levine 913-647-7282
Facilities Manager Juan Garza 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 and Melisa Gum 913-647-7285
Cemetery Caretaker Jim Jones 913-218-8629
Lay Leadership – Officers
President Jason Krakow  
Executive Vice President & VP Programming Dr. Ann Karty  
Vice President, Education Victor Wishna  
Vice President, Ritual Eric Schultz  
Secretary Adam Matsil  
Treasurer Miles Ross  
Immediate Past President Art Federman  
Committee Leadership
Sisterhood President Shira Wajcman 913-219-3553
Sisterhood Education VP Amy Schultz  
Men’s Club President Chuck Gasser  
Scout Master Brian Bell  
Sisterhood Giftshop Mary Weiner  
Building & Grounds  Michael Berenbom  
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  
Torah Readers & Service Leader Volunteers Dr. Norman Kahn  
New Sacred Space Chairperson Gina Kaiser  

Board of Directors

  • Lew Berey
  • Louis Cohn
  • Dr. Stephen Feinstein
  • Chuck Gasser
  • Berenice Haberman
  • Staci Kahn
  • Harold Kaseff
  • Rachel Krantz
  • Linda Lessner
  • Dan Osman
  • Eric Poe
  • Julye Rose
  • Heather Schlozman
  • Larry Silver
  • Josh Sosland

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
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