Mishkan-at-a-Glance

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Mishkan is a vibrant community offering a wide range of activities. We invite you to get to know us and see where you'd like to get involved.

You'll find links to learn more about our committees, programs, interest & working groups along with links for all Staff, Board & group contacts, Listserv sign-ups & social media.

 

 

MEMBERS: GET CONNECTED . . . GET INVOLVED . . . BRING YOUR GIFTS TO OUR MISHKAN!

NON-MEMBERS: MISHKAN WELCOMES COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION!

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Many groups are open to the community, including Spiritual Life gatherings, Tikkun Olam (Social Justice) working groups and Lifelong Learning classes. Our Library is open to the public whenever the building is open.

Mishkan has provided fertile ground for the growth of pathbreaking programs, each now serving the wider community:

 

S T A F F

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Shawn Zevit: Lead Rabbi
Yael Levy: Rabbi; Director, A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Program
Gari J. Weilbacher: Communications, Membership & Development Manager
Rivka Jarosh: Principal, Congregational School [Click here to meet our teachers.]
Julie Benioff: Rabbinic Intern
Julia Weekes: Teen Coordinator
Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer: Educator; Program Coordinator, Celebrations!
Maria Paranzino: Office Administrator
Mr. Charles: Custodian
Brian Kelly: Handyman

 

B O A R D   M E M B E R S   &   T H E I R   P O R T F O L I O S

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The Board of Directors guides our community in accordance with:
Our Statement of Principles, Our By-Laws & Our Strategic Plan

President: Ellen Tichenor

Immediate Past President: David Piver

Vice-President: Barry Dornfeld

Secretary/Board Representative for Communications: Rosalind Spigel

Communications Team: Sharon Gornstein, Team Leader
     Staff: Gari Weilbacher, Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
     Website Content Coordinator: Sharon Rhode, Writer/Editor
          Updates: Margaret Lenzi (POWER)
          Consultants: Michael Schwager, David Calloway
     Kol Shalom (monthly newsletter): Eileen Levinson, Editor
          Graphic Designer: Maralin Blistein
          B'nai Mitzvah Profiles: Anndee Hochman, Writer
     Ma Hadash (weekly e-update): Maralin Blistein, Graphic Designer
     Facebook: Gabrielle Kaplan-Meyer, Poster
     Twitter: TBD
     Video & YouTube Channel: Karen Meshkov & Matthew Pillischer, Videographers/Producers
     Community Bulletin Boards: Sharon Parker, Poster
     Listserve: Seth Horwitz, Moderator
          [Sign-up for "The OneList," our members-only listserve, to share questions, requests, announcements & more.]

Treasurer: Doron Henkin

Finance Committee: Doron Henkin, Treasurer, Chair

Rabbi: Shawn Zevit (ex officio)

Membership & Community: Marcy Boroff, Board Representative

Membership & Community Committee: TBD, Chair (Acting Chair: Marcy Boroff)
     Staff: Gari Weilbacher, Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Maria Paranzino
     Brit HaMishkan: Sarah Katz, Coordinator [Read our Brit HaMishkan/Community Covenant]
Acts of Caring: Gene Bishop, Stephanie Shell, Coordinators
     Hineini: Lisa Mervis, Sharon Sigal, Coordinators [Request/provide short-term support.]
     [Sign-up for Acts of Caring, our members-only listserve, to share happy & sad news, requests for support & more.]

Open to members & non-members:

Village Shabbat: Marcy Boroff, Coordinator
Men of Mishkan: Marc Jacobs, Mark Heller, Facilitators
Weekend in the Woods: Lisagail Zeitlin, Lisa Moss, Co-chairs [Prospective members & friends welcome.]
     Staff: Rabbi Shawn Zevit
Mah Jongg at Mishkan: Libby Harman, Susan Schewel, Coordinators [All welcome.]

Tikkun Olam: Seth Horwitz, Board Representative

Sustainable Mishkan: TBD, Coordinator
Israel Programs: Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Coordinator

Open to members & non-members; all welcome:

Immigration Working Group: Michael Ramberg, Judi Bernstein-Baker, Coordinators
Mass Incarceration Working Group: Libby Harman, Lynne Iser, Susan Windle, Coordinators
Romero Interfaith Center/Interfaith Community Building Group: Lance Laver, Contact
63rd Street Shelter: Rivka Jarosh, Coordinator (as member-volunteer)

Mishkan Shalom’s participation with public organizations [all welcome]:

POWER: Steve Newman, Lisagail Zeitlin, Margaret Lenzi, Coordinators
     Staff: Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Clergy
Interfaith Hospitality Network: Alexis Lieberman, Tsura August, Co-Coordinators
Interfaith Peace Walk: Lance Laver, Peter Handler, Brenda Lazin, Coordinators
Heeding God’s Call (Ending Gun Violence): Susan Windle, Coordinator
J. Proud Jewish Philly LGBTQ Consortium: Pat Quigley, Rivka Jarosh (as member/volunteer), Representatives

Spiritual Life: Alan Tuttle, Board Representative

Spiritual Life Council: Steve Jones, Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Yael Levy, Co-Chairs
Leyning Coordinator: Rivka Jarosh (as member/volunteer)

Open to members & non-members; all welcome:

Torah Study: Eugene Sotirescu, Coordinator
     Staff: Rabbi Shawn Zevit
A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Program
     Director: Rabbi Yael Levy
     Phyllis Meyers, President
     Community Contacts/Lunch Coordinators: Jim Feldman, Lance Laver, Carol Towarnicky
Tot Shabbat & Pajama Shabbat
     Staff:
Rivka Jarosh
Shabbat Family Program:
     Staff:
Julie Benioff, Rabbinic Intern
Beit Shabbat: Pause & Refresh Your Soul: An Exploration of Shabbat Unplugging
     Staff:
Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Simcha Zevit: Leaders
Spiritual Direction Circle (Hashpa'ah): Meredith Barber, Andrea Madden, Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Leaders
Rosh Hodesh Monthly Service: Wendy Galson, Susan Windle, Shoshanah Bricklin: Coordinators
Monthly Healing Circle: Rabbi Phyllis Berman, Andrea Madden, Leaders
Spiritual Direction Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs: Andrea Madden, Coordinator
High Holidays:
     Staff: Rabbi Shawn Zevit
     Logistics Coordinators: Seth Horwitz, Pat Quigley; Volunteer Coordinator: Alexis Lieberman

No longer open:

Formed at Mishkan in past years, these groups no longer accept new members due to their intimate natures:

Mussar Havurah: Judy Kleppel, Community Contact
Rosh Hodesh Group: Terry Fowler, Coordinator

Education: Amy Segel, Board Representative

Education Committee: Keely Newman, Committee Chair
     Staff: Rivka Jarosh
     Congregational School Co-op:
          Class Parents                       Mishkanathon         Hanukkah Bazaar         Model Seder
          Pizza/Concession Stand        Skating Party          Purim Carnival
     B’nai Mitzvah Program & Co-op
     Community Flea Market & Crafts Fair: Lisa Moss, Sharon Gornstein: Coordinators
Lifelong Learning Committee: Jennifer Coburn, Committee Chair
Library Committee/One Book Mishkan: Lillian Sigal, Committee Chair
Teen Programs:
     Staff: Julia Weekes, Rabbi Shawn Zevit
Makhelat Micha’el: Mishkan Community Choir: Community Contact: Eileen Levinson
     Conductor: Miriam Davidson
Celebrations! & Mitzvah Menshes:
     Program Coordinator: Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Building & Site: Ilene Burak, Board Representative

Aesthetics & Building Committee/Yahrzeit Memorial: Lance Laver Committee Chair
Site Stewards: Elissa Goldberg, Deenah Loeb, Community Contacts
Rentals: Bob Kaufman, Coordinator
Interfaith Community Cultural Center: Lance Laver & Jim Feldman, Coordinators [on hiatus]

Strategic Planning & Leadership Development: Janet Garretson, Board Representative

Strategic Planning Committee: TBD, Committee Chair
     Staff: Rabbi Shawn Zevit
Leadership Development Committee: Peter Handler, Rosalind Spigel, Barry Dornfeld
Mishkan-at-a-Glance: Sharon Rhode, Coordinator
     Staff: Rabbi Shawn Zevit

Development: TBD, Board Representative

Fundraising Committee: TBD, Committee Chair
     Staff: Gari Weilbacher

 

S T A F F   &   P R O G R A M   O V E R S I G H T

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Lead Rabbi: Rabbi Shawn Zevit

Photo of Rabbi Shawn ZevitSpiritual Life Council: Steve Jones, Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Yael Levy, Co-Chairs
High Holidays: Seth Horwitz, Pat Quigley, Logistics Coordinators; Alexis Lieberman, Volunteer Coordinator
B’nai Mitzvah Program & Co-op: Rivka Jarosh, Coordinator
Tot Shabbat: Rivka Jarosh, Coordinator
Torah Study: Eugene Fleischman Sotirescu, Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Coordinators
Leyners: Rivka Jarosh, Coordinator (as a member-volunteer)
Beit Shabbat: Pause & Refresh Your Soul: An Exploration of Shabbat Unplugging: Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Simcha Zevit: Leaders
Spiritual Direction Circle (Hashpa'ah): Meredith Barber, Andrea Madden, Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Leaders
Strategic Planning Committee: Barry Dornfeld, Contact
Israel Programs
POWER: Steve Newman, Lisagail Zeitlin, Margaret Lenzi, Coordinators
Teen Va’ad* Leadership Seminar: Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Yael Levy (*"council")
Yad L’Yad Awards: Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Ellen Tichenor, Sharon Gornstein, Coordinators
Weekend in the Woods: Lisagail Zeitlin, Lisa Moss, Co-chairs
Mishkan-at-a-Glance: Sharon Rhode, Coordinator

Rabbi: Rabbi Yael Levy

Spiritual Life Council: Steve Jones, Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Yael Levy, Co-Chairs
Teen Va’ad* Leadership Seminar: Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Yael Levy (*"council")
A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Program: Phyllis Meyers, President
     Community Contacts/Lunch Coordinators: Jim Feldman, Lance Laver, Carol Towarnicky

 

 

 

 

Congregational School, Principal: Rivka Jarosh

Photo of Rivka JaroshCongregational School:
     Education Committee: Keely Newman, Committee Chair
          [Click here to meet our teachers.]
     Congregational School Co-op
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          Class Parents                       Mishkanathon         Hanukkah Bazaar         Model Seder
          Pizza/Concession Stand        Skating Party          Purim Carnival
     B’nai Mitzvah Program & Co-op
     Community Flea Market & Crafts Fair: Lisa Moss, Sharon Gornstein: Coordinators
Tot Shabbat & Pajama Shabbat

Rabbinic Intern: Julie Benioff

Shabbat Family Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Coordinator: Julia Weekes

Teen Va’ad* Leadership Seminar: Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Yael Levy (*"council")
Food for Thought: Gabby Kaplan-Mayer, Coordinator
Noar Hadash (Teen Social Program with Quad shul participation.)

Communications, Membership & Development Manager: Gari Weilbacher

Communications: Rosalind Spigel, Board Rep.; Sharon Gornstein, Team Leader
Membership: Marcy Boroff, Board Rep. & Acting Chair
Development: TBD, Board Rep.; TBD Committee Chair; Doron Henkin, Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair

 

 

 

Office Administrator: Maria Paranzino

Photo of Maria ParanzinoOffice Volunteer: Sharon Parker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things change. Help keep us current!

Please send updates, questions & suggestions to: Sharon Rhode

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