NJC BOARD OF TRUSTEES
President: Mark Wolfe
Vice President: Rachel Green Giarraputo
Secretary: Shannon Noonan
Treasurer: Craig Bialy
Please note that the NJC Bylaws are currently under review by committee.
Any member desiring access to Board of Trustee Meeting, Annual, or Special Meeting Minutes, please contact the Business Office and these will be made available.
- Mark Wolfe
I taught the NJC Confirmation Class for six years, first with Bonnie Bernstein and then with Stephanie Biller. Along with the help of Dave Simon, I negotiated the NJC Cemetery at Fielding's Funeral Home; Spoke on behalf of the NJC at the Parish wide Ecumenical Memorial after 9/11; chaired six successful annual Fund Raising Galas and cleaned the Synagogue and set it up for Shabbat Services and Religious School. I was always happy to be at the NJC in good times and in bad.
After 10 years on the board, I took a step back for numerous reasons, mostly health, becoming less of a regular at NJC, however, always staying in touch with other members and leadership. With joy, I have watched my Confirmation Students grow to adults and start families of their own. I have also witnessed a decline in Membership over the past few years for a variety of reasons. This saddens me greatly. I am moved to return to the board to help in any way I am needed to help assure continued success of the NJC and share the benefit of my experiences. I ask for your support.
- Rachel Giarraputo
I care deeply about my family, community, and faith. I want to help keep NJC prosperous and profitable, and to be a home for the Jewish community on the Northshore for generations to come.
- Shannon Noonan
I converted in March of 2017, with Rabbi Deborah Zecher, after studying and attending services for over 15 years. I am honored to be a member of the Board of Trustees for Northshore Jewish Congregation as I feel this warmth of our congregation was a driving force in my conversion.
At home, I am privileged to help raise my 15-year old niece who became a Bat Mitzvah in October 2019.
- Craig Bialy
- Ellen Kaplan
- Marc Florman
- Bri Steilberg
I graduated from LSU and had strongly considered becoming a rabbi. I took Hebrew as my foreign language and multiple entry courses before graduating with a degree in Sociology. I have taught Hebrew school and privately tutored in Hebrew throughout high school and college. The last three years I have taught religious school at NJC as my daughter Gabrielle has started her own spiritual journey.
Professionally I own Kinder Haus Montessori Preschool in Mandeville. At home I am fortunate to have a supportive partner that embraces all my endeavors and helps me try to raise kind human beings. I am honored to serve as a board member and help carry on a future of having a Jewish home on the Northshore.