Staff & Lay Leadership

Professional Staff
Senior RabbiRabbi David Glickman 
Director of Congregational LearningHazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda 
Executive DirectorBernie Fried913-647-7293
Associate Executive DirectorStefanie Williams913-647-7292
Director of Early Childhood EducationJudy Jacks Berman913-647-7287
Director of Youth & Family ProgrammingBecca Levine913-647-7282
Facilities ManagerJuan Garza913-647-7288
Accounting ManagerPam Fite913-647-7271
Marketing, Communications,  Membership & The ScrollRitz Dasgupta913-647-7269
Ritual Coordinator & Administrative AssistantMelanie Maxwell-Shelkey913-647-7281
Early Childhood ReceptionDebbie Beznovsky and Phyllis Kalender913-647-7285
Cemetery CaretakerJim Jones913-218-8629
Lay Leadership – Officers
PresidentArt Federman 
Executive Vice President & Vice President, RitualJason Krakow 
Vice President, EducationVictor Wishna 
Vice President, ProgrammingAnn Karty, MD 
SecretaryHarold Kaseff 
TreasurerMiles Ross 
Immediate Past PresidentRichard Simon 
Committee Leadership
Sisterhood PresidentShira Wajcman913-219-3553
Sisterhood Education VPAmy Schultz 
Men’s Club PresidentChuck Gasser 
Scout MasterBrian Bell 
Sisterhood GiftshopMary Weiner 
Building & Grounds Michael Berenbom 
PrayerWorks & Prayer PartnersRickie Haith or Dr. Suzanne Lange785-841-0919 
Kiddush Corp VolunteersHarold Kaseff 
Lechem CommitteeCindy Daniels & Marcy Rydell 
Chesed CommitteeCindy Daniels 
Beth Shalom Foundation, PresdentHarold Kaseff 
Planned Giving Marc Hammer 
Cemetery CommitteeDavid Sosland 
School CommitteeVictor Wishna 
Scholarship CommitteeHanan Hammer 
Head GabbaiChuck Gasser 
Torah Readers & Service Leader VolunteersDr. Norman Kahn 
New Sacred Space ChairpersonGina 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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Office Hours

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