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2022-23 WoOPT proposed slate

This new board will be voted on and installed at the June 18th WoOPT Havdalah event

President - Amy Pokras
Executive Vice President - Kathy Bezinovich
Development Vice President - Tara Humphrey
Secretary - Lisa Sinnot
Treasurer - Ruth Milstein
Immediate Past President - Lauren Levrant

Marsha Cooper
Blaire Goldstein
Carly Grant
Kathy Madura
Joyce Porter
Renee Warpenberg
Melanie Weiss

A huge thank you needs to be extended to the wonderful women who comprised the Nominations Committee:
Cindy Gould
Joyce Porter
Edna Hamburger
Gail Bieschke
Susan Kason-Blumberg

Respectfully submitted by Lauren Levrant, Nominations Committee Chair
Sent by Lauren Levrant

Women Of Oak Park Temple

The Women of Oak Park Temple is a women’s organization that gathers together in friendship for programs that support the Temple and the larger community, for social activities, for learning and spiritual growth, and above all for personal enrichment, so that each woman may fulfill her potential as a person within a Jewish environment.

Within the Congregation, The Women of Oak Park Temple is the collective presence, voice, and strength for women of all ages and varying stages in life. It is a place where women can meet and work together for the benefit of the Congregation and its members. Here, women can initiate and develop projects in which they have an interest. The Women of OPT provides an outlet for the creative energy, talent, and leadership potential of its members. The Women of OPT also gives women a worldwide identity through its affiliation with Women of Reform Judaism, a federation of 100,000 members throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.

What We Do
The Women of Oak Park Temple provides the opportunity for its members to participate in activities or programs that are valuable to them, their families, their Congregation and their community. Our sisterhood has a long history of helping many aspects of Congregational life. Areas in which we contribute support to the Temple community include:

Religious School, Glasser Preschool, B’nai Mitzvah, Kabbalat Torah, New Members, Youth Group/Camping, Temple, Directory, Women of OPT Shabbat Service, Annual Temple Donation, Purchase of New Prayer Books, College Outreach

Kitchen Maintenance and Shure Memorial Library.

Jewish Organizations that We Support
Women of Reform Judaism, United States Holocaust Museum, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute, The Ark, World Union for Progressive Judaism, Jewish Braille Institute, Mazon, Magen David Adom, Maot Chitim, Shalva and YES Fund

Ways to Get Involved
Gift Shop, Rummage Sale, Treats in a Jar, New Year Greetings, Women’s Seder, February Dinner Program, Little Sister Events, Book Group Discussions, Maccabee Market, Kallah, Honey Cake Baking, Ladies Night Out, Health/Fitness Events, Bake Sales, Fundraising and Programming.

Women of Oak Park Temple 2021-2022 Board Slate
We did it!  Our Nominating Committee has developed a very exciting slate for the 2021-2022 WoOPT Board! Todah Rabah to the Committee:  Kathy Bezinovich, Amy Drescher-Crumply, Marsha Cooper, Sarah Kastellic, and Ruth Milstein.  You made my job as chair so easy!

2021-2022 Board Slate
President:  Amy Pokras
Executive Vice President:  vacant
Vice-President of Development:  Carly Grant
Secretary:  Sherry Shanahan
Treasurer:  Susan Subak
Immediate Past President:  Lauren Levrant
Trustees:  Kathy Bezinovich, Marsha Cooper, Win Fox, Edna Hamburger, Kathy Madura, Ruth Milstein, Joyce Porter, Renee Warpenberg, and Melanie Weiss

Sun, June 26 2022 27 Sivan 5782