Staff & Lay Leadership

Our Team is Working Hard to Create Jewish Living Experiences to Connect our Families and Community

Rabbi David Glickman, Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda, Hanan Hammer, Stefanie Williams, Becca Levine, Judy Jacks Berman, Pam Fite, Juan Garza, Melanie Maxwell-Shelkey, Ayrren Calhoun-Malone, Amy Schultz, Ritz Dasgupta

Professional Staff
Senior Rabbi Rabbi David Glickman  
Director of Congregational Learning Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda  
Ritual Coordinator & Assistant to Clergy Ayrren Calhoun-Malone 913-647-7281
Acting Executive Director Hanan Hammer 913-647-7293
Associate Executive Director Stefanie 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 & Membership Ritz Dasgupta 913-647-7269
Membership & Security 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 Art Federman  
Executive Vice President & Vice President, Ritual Jason Krakow  
Vice President, Education Victor Wishna  
Vice President, Programming Ann Karty, MD  
Secretary Harold Kaseff  
Treasurer Miles Ross  
Immediate Past President Richard Simon  
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 Harold Kaseff  
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

  • Sheri Bell
  • Lew Berey
  • Louis Cohn
  • Dr. Stephen Feinstein
  • Chuck Gasser
  • Berenice Haberman
  • Tom Jacobs
  • Staci Kahn
  • Rachel Krantz
  • Linda Lessner
  • Adam Matsil
  • Ed Meltzer
  • Cathy Newman
  • Eric Schultz
  • Larry Silver
  • Josh Sosland

Congregation Beth Shalom

14200 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
Phone - (913) 647-7279

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Business Hours

Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
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