NJC BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Northshore Jewish Congregation Bylaws
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Minutes of the current Meeting of the Board of Trustees
- Lena Liller
My family and I joined NJC in 2013. Having two sons in Religious School, I have taught either the 4th/5th or 6th/7th grade class for the past four years and will continue to teach Religious School for the 2018/2019 school year. I am currently serving on the search committee to find a new Rabbinic leader for NJC. I am planning for our oldest son’s Bar Mitzvah. My parents, Daniel and Deborah Moos, are also members of NJC.
The congregation and its future are very important to me and my family and I feel it is time to bring the leadership skills I have cultivated through my professional life as COO of People Who Think and previously residing as Secretary on the board of Mary Payton's Miracle Foundation to NJC. I gladly accept election to the Board of Trustees of NJC feeling that participation on the Search Committee and teaching the next generation of NJC members has given me the awareness and understanding needed to properly represent the desires of the congregation during this period of transition.
- Craig Bialy
I am a native of Alexandria, Louisiana where my family was active in both the conservative and reform congregations. I graduated from LSU and have lived most of my adult life in New Orleans, where I was affiliated with Congregation Gates of Prayer. I served on the board and executive boards at Gates of Prayer during and after Hurricane Katrina. Four years ago, I moved to Covington from the Marigny and have been affiliated with Northshore Jewish Congregation since this time. I am enjoying life on the Northshore and am happy that I made the move. I work in IT services, operations, and education and look forward to serving on the NJC board to bring innovative ideas with the new board.
- Shannon Noonan
I am a 1981 graduate of Loyola University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and minor in Social Work. I obtained a Master's Degree in Social Work From Tulane University School of Social Work in December of 1982, with a concentration in Medical Social Work. I practiced in the areas of pediatrics, geriatrics, and rehabilitation for 16 years. I am currently in my 21st year with the St. Tammany Parish School Board, as a School Social Worker. I maintain a private practice in the area of adoptions. I have been Civil Law Notary for 21 years.
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 13-year old niece who will be a Bat Mitzvah next October.
- Stephen Rose
I am originally from Houston, Texas and have lived in New Orleans/Mandeville since 1978. My wife, Diane, is a native New Orleanian and we have two twenty-something children. I was raised attending a Conservative synagogue in Houston. I practiced labor law in New Orleans for 38 years before recently retiring (yea!). Diane has a dermatology practice in Metairie. We joined NJC in the early 2000’s several years after we moved to the Northshore. The first service we ever attended was in a former retail space in a strip mall. My daughter (who was around 9 years old and is not Jewish) opened her prayer book, looked at the Hebrew and “backward” pages, and said “I’m not smart enough to read this.”
I admittedly have not been a regular participant over the years in congregation activities. However, now that I have retired (yea!) and have more time to devote to personal activities, I have decided I would like to volunteer time to NJC. The vitality and success of any organization depends upon new people stepping up to help share the work, and what better way to contribute than to support my synagogue. I expect that my work with the synagogue will help me to become a better Jew and closer to G_d.
- Wally Rosenblum
I am a former Secretary of the Board of Trustees of NJC, a current member, and a member since its inception. I was raised in Bogalusa, Louisiana, where there was a temple supporting a small congregation of Jewish families. After the temple closed, I recognized an opportunity, along with others, to form a congregation in St. Tammany Parish. Having grown up in this area and watched the continued growth, it was a dream of mine to see a congregation formed here. I am married to Candy and we have two children, Cynthia and Zack, both of whom are now living and working in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., respectively. I am presently the owner and operator of H.W. ROSENBLUM, a clothing store here in Mandeville for the past 17 years. Prior to that, I was owner and operator, along with my mom, Sally Rosenblum, of ROSENBLUM’S DEPARTMENT STORE in Bogalusa from 1974 until we closed the store around 2001. I am confident, with proper leadership, that NJC can continue to grow and prosper and to overcome the financial issues faced by a young institution. I am very appreciative to all of you for your commitment and dedication recognizing that you are giving of your time and energy for a positive and stimulating place to worship.
- Roxanne Newman
I am originally from New York City, but have lived in Louisiana for over 25 years. We lived in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina, when we relocated to the North Shore. My family and I have been members of the Northshore Jewish Congregation since approximately 2006. I previously served on the NJC Board and as Second Vice President. I have taught in the religious school and previously served on the Rabbi Search Committee. Both of our children were Bar and Bat Mitzvahed and Confirmed at the Northshore Jewish Congregation. I am an attorney by profession and work for a local non-profit that provides free legal services to low income individuals. I also serve on the Board of two other local non-profits.