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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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Michael Levin -

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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Rabbi Toba Schaller

Rabbi Toba Schaller serves our community as Rabbi- Director of Lifelong Learning.  In addition to overseeing our Religious School, Adult and Family Education programs, Rabbi Schaller works with Rabbi Berkson and Cantor Barash in worship, pastoral and life cycle events.  Rabbi Schaller was ordained from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City, where she also received a Masters in Religious Education.
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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 ...


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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Margie Stein - Member Services Coordinator

Margie Stein joined our staff as Events Coordinator since 2009. Margie was been Special Projects Director at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. She coordinates congregation dinners, oneg, child care, and caterers on the day of the event.
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Marc E. Berkson
The Allan H. and Suzanne L. Selig Rabbinic Chair

Rabbi-Director of
Lifelong Learning
Toba L. Schaller

Rabbi Emeritus
Francis Barry Silberg, PhD, DD

David M. Barash

Michael Levin

Executive Director
Andrew Appel

Member Services
Margie Stein

President of
Temple Brotherhood  
Dan Wilkinson

President of
Women of Emanu-El 
Ruth Treisman

Executive Vice President
Sandra Kohler Stern

Vice Presidents
Reenie Kavalar
​​​​​​​Amy Kazilsky
Richard Konz
Betty Lieberman
Sherry Malmon

Margo Zimmermann

Michael Grinker

Immediate Past President
Bruce A. Keyes

Board of Trustees
Amanda Berg
Lois Brazner
Ruth Kantrowitz
Hal Karas
​​​​​​​Tamar Kelber
Benjamin Levin
Dana Michael
Tamara Miller
Todd Richheimer
Jodi Habush Sinykin
Albert Solocheck
Nadine Zuckerman


Sun, December 9 2018 1 Tevet 5779