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Our Leadership

 

Rabbi Marc E. Berkson

Rabbi Marc E. Berkson has been with us since 1999 and is only the congregation’s sixth senior rabbi since the merger of Emanu-El and B’ne Jeshurun in 1927. Active in a wide range of local and regional Jewish, inter-religious, and human relations programs and organizations, Rabbi Berkson brings his love of teaching and his community-building skills to CEEBJ.
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Rabbi Jessica Barolsky

Rabbi Jessica Barolsky is serving as Sabbatical Rabbi from August through December, 2019. She was the Rabbi-Director of Lifelong Learning at Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun from 2011-2016, and she was School Rabbi and a Hebrew/Jewish Studies teacher at Milwaukee Jewish Day School from 2017-2019. Rabbi Barolsky loves engaging with people and hearing their stories, as well as connecting Jewish values and Jewish traditions to everyday life. 
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Cantor David Barash

Cantor David Barash has served at Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2001.  David loves engaging congregants through Jewish music: working with adult and children’s choirs; conducting our congregational band; directing our annual Purim spiels; leading participatory Shabbat, Festival, and High Holy Day services.
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Susan Cosden -
Dir. Lifelong Learning

Susan Cosden, RJE, serves as our Director of Lifelong Learning. In this capacity she oversees our Religious School, Adult and Family Education programs. Ms. Cosden earned her Masters of Arts in Jewish Education from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion's Rhea Hirsch School of Jewish Education in Los Angeles. 
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Michael Levin -
President

Michael joined CEEBJ after moving to the Milwaukee area in 2006 with his wife Barb and two sons. Michael attended Yale University and completed medical school and residency at Washington University in St Louis. Michael has been active in the with Temple Brotherhood as vice president, treasurer and president. He is pleased to bring back the CEEBJ variety show and participate as a proud member of the Levin Family Quartet. He has …
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Andrew Appel -
Executive Director

After growing up in Long Island, NY, Andrew Appel received his BA from Binghamton University, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management graduating with distinction in Marketing and Organizational Behavior. His work life has reflected his passion for customer service, having led in many roles, including Sales Operations Manager at Hewlett-Packard and Director of Marketing at GE Healthcare. And in 2009, … View more ...

M'Johno Foster -
Director of Security

M’Johno Foster recently retired as a Police Lieutenant for the Milwaukee Police Department where he served for over 26 years. M’Johno’s role at CEEBJ as Director of Security is to provide a safe and secure environment for our members, families and guests who meet to learn and worship. Over his career, M’Johno received and conducted countless training in the areas of leadership, collaborative management, security, threat mitigation, intelligence gathering and crime prevention.
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Rabbi
Marc E. Berkson
The Allan H. and Suzanne L. Selig Rabbinic Chair

Sabbatical Rabbi
Jessica Barolsky

Rabbi Emeritus
Francis Barry Silberg, PhD, DD

Cantor
David M. Barash

Director of
Lifelong Learning
Susan Cosden

President
Michael Levin

Executive Director
Andrew Appel

President of
Temple Brotherhood  
Dan Wilkinson

President of
Women of Emanu-El 
Ruth Treisman

Vice Presidents
Lois Brazner
Reenie Kavalar
Tamar Kelber
Richard Konz
Sherry Malmon

Secretary
Margo Zimmermann

Treasurer
Michael Grinker

Immediate Past President
Bruce A. Keyes

Board of Trustees
Amanda Berg
Jennifer Bergman
Laura Emir
Robert Jacobs
Benjamin Levin
Dana Michael
Tamara Miller
Jodi Habush Sinykin
Albert Solocheck
Nadine Zuckerman

Mon, October 21 2019 22 Tishrei 5780