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Leadership at the LJCC

The LJCC is a lay-led, horizontally-constituted community. Our activities are powered by volunteer efforts aided by a handful of staff members. 
The LJCC has a volunteer Board of Directors. The board, which meets regularly, and various committees oversee programming and the other matters relevant to daily congregational operations as well as the business of the B'nai Israel Cemetery.
For general questions or to get involved, contact Lara Giordano or call the LJCC front office at (785) 841-7636.

Officers of the Board:

Robin Rosenberg, President
Shelley Skie, Vice-President
Jordan Yochim, Treasurer
Suzanne Sherr, Corresponding Secretary
Past President, Carrie Caine

Members at large:

Anne Eliades
Michael Hennecke
Bob Litan
 Greg Rudnick
Rebecca Swinburne Romine


Dr. Lara Giordano
Program & Engagement Director
Lara came to the LJCC in January 2023 following a brief but happy enough career as an academic philosopher.  Please reach out to Lara with any questions that you have about the LJCC or the pleasures of building Jewish community in NE Kansas - or to talk about how Judaism may (or may not) secretly inform the critical philosophies of secular Jewish thinkers such as Marx, Freud, Benjamin, Adorno.
Nixx Sandidge
Nixx moved to Lawrence from Middle Tennessee and is now a proud NoLaw Sandrat and DoCo Master Gardener.
Generally, Nixx staffs the office between 8:30am and 1pm. Appointments by request during this time.
Rachel Downs-Doubrava
Religious School Director
Learn more about the LJCC Religious School and its director.
Siobhán Steinke
Custodian & Maintenance Specialist

Gene Arnold
Security Coordinator
Sat, May 25 2024 17 Iyyar 5784