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Committee Chairs

Susan Cicelsky
Adult Education Committee

Alison Cowett
Social Action

Allison Cowett joined Oak Park Temple with her husband, Dave Adams, and their two girls Noa and Talia in 2013.  She and her family have formed a Chavurah with families whose children attend Longfellow School. She is an active member of the Social Action Committee.

Allison is an Obstetrician Gynecologist specializing in contraception and abortion. She views her work with her patients, many of whom are medically underserved women, as part of the larger mission of Tikkun Olam.

Randy Gillett
Religious School Committee

Randy and his family have been members of the Temple for 20 years. Randy is currently on his fifth tour of the Board including: serving as the VP without Portfolio; Echad al Echad co-chair for the first six or seven years; a member of Fundraising and Communications Committees; and on two past Auction committees. He has also been a Bagel Boy for 19 years.

Randy’s wife Karen and children Rachel and Michael were all B’nai Mitzvahed at OPT, and their kids were involved in Youth Group. Karen has spent time on the Board, Worship Committee, Membership Committee, Torah Study, a Silent Auction committee and is currently co-chair of the new Caring Committee.

Amelia Hardy
Women of Oak Park Temple

Marc Imowitz
Membership Committee

Marc Imowitz, his wife Samantha and daughter Kira joined Oak Park Temple in 2010. Kira became B’nai Mitzvahed and continues to attend religious school. Marc is in his second year as a board member and serves as the Temple’s Membership Chairperson.

Professionally, Marc works as the Vice President of Commercial Operations for CDK Global, a $2B software company located in Hoffman Estates.  Marc and his family currently reside in Oak Park.

Jimmy Korshak
Worship Committee

Sarah Lewensohn
Development & Annual Giving Committee

Sarah Lewensohn and her family joined Oak Park Temple in 2002. Both of her daughters became B’nai Mitzvah and attended the religious school up through the Confirmation class.  Her youngest will complete the program this Spring.  Sarah is new to the board and serves as a Member-at-Large.

Professionally, Sarah recently embarked as an entrepreneur.  Previously, she held positions in investor relations and finance at a number of publicly traded companies in the Chicago area. Sarah and her daughters live in Hinsdale.

Karen Muriello
Communications Committee


Karen Muriello and her family joined Oak Park Temple in 1988.  Over the years Karen has participated in a variety of Temple activities, including serving as a board member of the Glasser Preschool, teaching in High Holiday children’s classes, editing The Messenger print newsletter, supervising the production of the front outdoor sign, serving as a Member at Large of the Temple Board of Directors, serving as the first chair of Ozerim, and organizing a Temple arts and crafts fair.

Carolyn Sherman
Glasser Preschool Committee

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