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Annual Meeting 2021

Dear Members

I am writing to extend a personal invitation to join us at our Annual Meeting, on January 31st at 1:00 pm.  This is my “get out and vote” letter. We will be installing a new Board of Directors and honoring several of our members who have made enduring contributions over this past year. The Board also has proposed Constitutional amendments to Article XV and XVI to allow for absentee voting on Constitutional amendments and determining a quorum at annual and special meetings. These changes are long overdue.

These four individuals will be receiving awards:

Keter Shem Tov (Crown of a Good Name): Ron Broida. For his steady leadership over the years in growing our Endowment from $270,000 to over $3 million dollars.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Robin Arbetman. A dedicated Jewish teacher for 30 years and our Religious School Educator for 18 years.

Emerging Leader Award: Megan Keskitalo. She was instrumental in making the 2019 Auction one of the most successful ever, under very challenging circumstances.

Award for Social Justice: Susan Stephens.  For her unwavering commitment to social justice issues and support of educational programming related to prison reform and anti-racism awareness.

The OPT Nominating Committee has put forth the following slate for Board of Directors:

President - Eddie Pont
Executive VP - Judy Klem
Immediate Past President - Liz Simon
Treasurer - Dave Karrow
Secretary - Audrey Rosenblatt
VP Development - Carly Grant
VP Membership - Glenn Steigbigel
At Large - 1 year - Joe Mitzenmacher
At Large - 1 year - Dan George
At Large - 1 year - Steve Scheer
At Large - 1 year - Russ Cohen
At Large - 1 year - Susan Kason
At Large - 1 year - Rob Pooley
At Large - 2 years - Adam Lyon
At Large - 2 years - Hilarie Pozesky
At Large - 2 years - Megan Keskitalo

Each year we also honor our long-term members for their commitment to our community: 
25 Years                                                           50 Years
Karen and Randy Gillett                                  Carol Gaebler
Lisa Kouba                                                       Laurie and Steven Jordan
Judy Schneider                                                 Beverly Grant
Jessica Tovrov

In closing, I want to share my deep gratitude to all of you who are part of this community. Over the past two years I have talked with and worked alongside so many of you. I have experienced this community in new and deeper ways. That has been the best part of this position. Your support and commitment to Oak Park Temple, in combination with the dedication of our clergy, pre-school and religious school educators and staff are what make Oak Park Temple strong.  

Thank you,

Liz Simon
Oak Park Temple President

Nominations for OPT Board of Directors, 2020

President - Eddie Pont
Executive VP - Judy Klem
Immediate Past President - Liz Simon
Treasurer - Dave Karrow
Secretary - Audrey Rosenblatt

VP Development - Carly Grant
VP Membership - Glenn Steigbigel
At Large - 1 year - Joe Mitzenmacher
At Large - 1 year - Dan George
At Large - 1 year - Steve Scheer
At Large - 1 year - Russ Cohen
At Large - 1 year - Susan Kason
At Large - 1 year - Rob Pooley
At Large - 2 years - Adam Lyon
At Large - 2 years - Hilarie Pozesky
At Large - 2 years - Megan Keskitalo

 

 

Please join us

Annual Congregational Meeting
January 31st at 1:00 pm.
 

Wed, June 16 2021 6 Tammuz 5781