Meet the Temple Sholom Board of Directors
David was born and raised in Temple Sholom’s very own Lakeview neighborhood. David’s wife, Arin Stone, and her family are long time Sholom members and Arin started bringing David to Temple Sholom when they first met in 2001. David has been in love with both Arin and the Temple since then.
John Bremen has been part of the Temple Sholom community since the early 1990s, when he attended services and other events with member Lara Frohlich, who he later married. Since then, Temple Sholom has been an integral part of the lives of John, Lara, and their sons, from baby naming ceremonies and Gan Shalom, to religious school, adult education, Bar Mitzvah preparation, and social justice activities. After being part of the Temple Sholom Visioning team, John joined the Board, and later the Executive Committee, where he co-chaired Strategic Planning.
Jackie has been a Temple Sholom member since 1992, is a retired attorney working part-time as an Administrative Law Judge, mediator and mediation skills trainer.
Joseph A. Morris has been a member of Temple Sholom since the early 1990s and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the congregation since the mid-1990s. He has chaired the Worship Committee and a special Liturgy Workshop that studied and experimented with various approaches to the prayerbook. He is a partner in the law firm of Morris & De La Rosa, served under President Reagan as Assistant Attorney General of the United States and Director of the Department of Justice Office of Liaison Services, in which capacity he was a top assistant for the Attorney General.
Reared at Temple Israel of Gary, Indiana, he served there on the Board of Directors, chaired the Ritual Committee, and, for seven years, served as principal of the temple’s religious and Hebrew school. He was the founder and first chairman of the B’nai B’rith International Center for Human Rights and Public Policy, based in Washington, D.C., and served for three years as the President of B’nai B’rith’s Midwest Region, based in Chicago. Mr. Morris is an alumnus of the College and the Law School of The University of Chicago. He is married to Kathleen Morris, a Roman Catholic, who serves as the Pastoral Assistant at St. Ignatius Church. The Morrises reside in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago and are grandparents of a two-year-old granddaughter.
Marc Kaufman has been a member of Temple Sholom since 2004. Marc and his husband, Bill Healey, were married at Temple Sholom in 2010 by Rabbi Conover and Cantor Katzman.
The synagogue has become an integral part of Bill and Marc’s spiritual and social life.
Pamela, her husband, and their two children have been members of Temple Sholom for almost 20 years, and really view the Temple Sholom community as a second home, a second place, and a second family.
A University of Chicago-schooled political scientist by training, Pamela is an independent marketing consultant, a terrible, but enthusiastic skier, and a lover of travel. She returns home to her native NYC whenever she can, to enjoy real bagels.
Treasurer – Chair, Budget Committee
Steve’s family joined Temple Sholom thirteen years ago and their children, as well as his wife, Barbara, had their B’nai Mitzvahs at the synagogue. Steve has been a Board Member at the temple for four years and currently serves on the Executive Committee as Treasurer. For the past twelve years, Steve has been on the Board of Governors of Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI), a URJ camp located in Oconomoc, Wisconsin, where he also went to camp and worked on staff for seven summers.
Steve was born in Hyde Park and grew up in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago and then Homewood. He graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana where he studied Economics, Finance, and Computer Science. He now lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood with Barbara, who practiced law and now is a high school English teacher. Steve and Barbara have three children, Aaron, Margaret, and Carrie.
Craig has been a Temple Sholom Member since 2003. Professionally, Craig is the Clarence C. Saelhof Professor and Head of the Department of Urology in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago and also a professor in the Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering.
Audra Berg – Chair Religious Education Committee
Edwards Buice – Chair,Or Chadash (LGBT)
* Dr. Cheryl M. Gutmann
Barry L. Kroll
Aaron Rios- Lebowitz
Michael Stein – Chair, Investment Committee
Allyn Okun, Brotherhood
* Stuart R. Kaufman
* Frederic S. Lane
Joseph Levy, Jr.
Harold L. Sherman
Mashall A. Warshauer