This week at BJBE - September 19

Dear Friends,

It is my pleasure to welcome two new members to the BJBE team: Anne Robbin, Membership & Communications Director and Jose Parra, Facilities Maintenance Manager. 

Anne grew up in Pittsburgh and attended Carnegie Mellon University. Since graduating college, Anne has worked in the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. She has a Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies from Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership. You can reach Anne at

Jose brings a wealth of experience in synagogue facilities management. He previously served Congregation Beth Shalom for twelve years as the Head of Maintenance. He has a valuable combination of strong managerial experience and hands-on maintenance skills. You can reach Jose at

I am delighted to work with such dedicated professionals and encourage you to say hello the next time you are in the building. 

Highlights of this week's events:

  • Anti-Semitism and the Alt-Right - Monday at 7:30pm
  • Sisterhood Membership Dinner - Thursday at 6:00pm
  • S'lichot Service & Study - Saturday at 7:00pm
  • Candidate Forum - Sunday at 3:00pm

Don't forget to stop by the office to purchase the new High Holy Days machzor, Mishkan HaNefesh.    

Please click here for information on these and other upcoming programs.

We look forward to celebrating the B'nai Mitzvah of Zachary Polisner and Samantha Gordon at the morning service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Zachary, Samantha and their families. 


Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118