Staff

Executive Directors Office

Boni Fine

Boni Fine

Executive Director
Email
773-868-5115

Mimi Weisberg

Mimi Weisberg

Assistant Executive Director
Email
773-868-5123

Hannah Schreiber

Hannah Schreiber

Operations Associate
Email
773-868-5143

Programming & Membership

The membership process is easy and finances should never get in the way. Consider joining a diverse and active community. We have programs perfect for everyone, from infant to grandparent, youth to adult. Give us a call and learn more.

Maxine Handelman

Maxine Handelman

Director of Family Life & Learning
Email
773-868-5121

Amy Karp

Amy Karp

Director of Engagement & The Malkin Family Program Director
Email
773-868-5139

Youth Programs & Young Adult Community

Kids and teens will find friends and fun through our great youth programming. Our Young Adult Community (YAD) is perfect if you’re looking for a spiritual outlet, a place to learn, or a welcoming community to make new friends!

Samantha Isenstein

Samantha Isenstein

Director of Adolescent Education
Email
773-868-5116

Joseph & Belle Braun Anshe Emet Religious School

Anshe Emet is blessed with a quality Hebrew School that fully serves our community by teaching and guiding our children in the traditions and rituals of the Jewish People. We are here for you and your child to help enrich their education.

Laurie Orenstein

Laurie Orenstein

Religious School Principal
Email
773-868-5131

Clergy Offices

Would you like to schedule a meeting with a rabbi? Do you have a son or daughter going through the B’nai Mitzvah process and have questions? Are you are celebrating a marriage or other simcha; dealing with a sickness or death? We are here to help. Our JCFS Liaison, Lauire Garber-Amram is available to help connect you with other congregants with social service resources in areas such as psychological/emotional support, parenting, addiction, adoption, infertility, grief & loss, help for an older loved one, and financial and employment concerns. JCFS has a wide range of programs and services as well as relationships with other Jewish Federation agencies and the larger community. Through this broad network of resources we are able to support you during life’s challenges. I also work closely with clergy and staff to develop and bring in programming related to congregants’ social and emotional wellbeing.

Antoinette Nunez

Antoinette Nunez

Executive Assistant to Rabbi Michael Siegel
Email
773-868-5120

Tamar Brooks

Tamar Brooks

Clergy Administration Coordinator
Email
773-868-5125

Andrea Jacobs

Andrea Jacobs

Anshe Emet Liaison from JCFS Chicago
Email

Hospitality & Facilities

Anshe Emet is a great place for celebrations of any size. Our building has multiple rooms and can accommodate every simcha, from 50 to 500 guests. Our professional hospitality team, full kosher-kitchen and facilities staff will have you covered. Call Kim Carter today to start planning your next event!

Kim Carter

Kim Carter

Director of Hospitality
Email
773-868-5119

Frank Castaneda

Frank Castaneda

Chief Engineer
Email
773-868-5128

Matthew Tobias

Matthew Tobias

Director of Security and Safety
Email

Synagogue Office Staff

For general inquiries, to learn about service times, building hours, or have other questions, give us a call.

Naomi Richman

Naomi Richman

Executive Assistant to Cantor Rachel Brook, Cantor Elizabeth Berke, Debby Lewis, Interim Ritual Director
Email
773-868-5122

Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown

Bookkeeper
Email
773-868-5141

Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt

Communications Manager
Email
773-868-5114

Edgar Hernandez-Meza

Edgar Hernandez-Meza

Director of Administration
Email
773-868-5142