Bar/Bat Mitzvah People


If you have questions regarding your upcoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah, below we have the names and contact information for the people who will have the answers to your questions:

To schedule a bar or bat mitzvah: Ritual VP Dr. Stephen Zaacks, [email protected]

To reserve facilities for your event: Maria Catezone, Office Manager, [email protected],  847-498-4100 x26

To schedule times to take photos/videos: Maria Catezone, Office Manager, [email protected], 847-498-4100 x26

To answer questions about fees and costs associated with the bar or bat mitzvah: Susan Karlinsky, [email protected],  847-498-4100 x22

To assign honors for family and friends on the day of event: Eleanor Castellano, Assistant to the Clergy, [email protected], 847-498-4100 x29

To arrange to sponsor a Kiddush for your bar or bat mitzvah: Brenda Wasserman, Shabbat Kiddush Coordinator, [email protected], 847-498-4100 x30

For information on the Mitzvah Project component of the Three Pillars Program: Cantor Steven Stoehr, [email protected], 847-498-4100 x29

For information about Trope Class and tutoring: Ritual Director Raquel Gershon, [email protected], 847-498-4100 x23

To schedule a meeting with one of the Rabbis for your child to work on his/her speech/d’var Torah: Eleanor Castellano, Assistant to the Clergy, [email protected], 847-498-4100 x29

To find out how family and friends can arrange to read Torah at the bar or bat mitzvah: Ritual Director Raquel Gershon, [email protected], 847-498-4100 x23

To get more information about how to participate in the Chain of Memory Program, call the Midwest Regional office of the United States Holocaust Museum at 847-433-8099

For general questions not covered above, contact:Ritual VP Dr. Stephen Zaacks, Ritual Director Raquel Gershon, or Ritual Commitee Member Fern Roseman at 847-564-9266.

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