Board of Directors
Mark Turk, President
Harriet Barnett, Vice President
James Kaplan, Treasurer
Kim Floss, Secretary
James Hillman, Financial Secretary
Board Member Bios
Mr. Mark Turk:
Mark is a life member of the board and was previously President of the Board in 1998, serving for 8 years. He is a veteran naval officer and a University of Illinois graduate. He is a former business owner and 26 year real estate professional. Mark Turk is currently the President of the Board, elected in 2017.
Mrs. Harriet Barnett:
Harriet is a graduate of the University of Illinois, moved to Joliet in 1968, and has been an active member of our congregation and several other organizations ever since. Harriet is vice-president of the board.
Mr. James Kaplan:
Jim is a retired meteorologist and 25-year volunteer AARP Tax Aide who enjoys extended bike rides. Jim is treasurer of the board.
Mr. Jim Hillman:
Jim is a lifelong resident of Joliet and member of Joliet Jewish Congregation. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, and resides locally with his wife, Deena, and their children, Matti, Harry and Max. Jim is the owner of several Midas Muffler Shops and is the board’s financial clerk.
Mrs. Dianne Parker:
Dianne is a retired teacher, proud grandmother and former president of Joliet Jewish Congregation.
Mr. Bill Kaplan
Bill is an attorney and avid tennis player. He is a former president of the Joliet Jewish Congregation.
Mr. Steve Orloff:
Steve has been in the real estate business for 10 years in Joliet and is the chairperson of the Cemetery Committee.
Mrs. Wendy Berman:
Wendy works at Document Imaging Dimensions, Inc. in Yorkville and lives in Morris with her husband and two children, Mac and Zachary. Wendy is the head of the education committee.
Mrs. Robin English:
Robin is the Freshman Academy Coordinator for Joliet Township High School and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Robin is the head of the member programming committee.
Mrs. Bea Scholar:
Bea, a life-long Joliet resident, is and has been an active member of the Joliet Jewish Congregation for many years.
Mr. Steve Friedman:
Steve is president of Dr. Robert Friedman and Sons Stamp and Coin Company located in Woodridge. Steve enjoys fishing and spending time with his favorite gal.
Mrs. Kimberly Floss:
Kim Floss has 25+ years of experience as an Information Technology professional. She has worked in a variety of industries including public utility, health care, advertising, and consumer packaged goods. She had held several volunteer positions including Vice President of Village Square Townhouse Association, President of the International Oracle User Group, and Vice President of the SAP DB2 Technical Leadership Exchange. Her family has been a member of Joliet Jewish Congregation since 2012.
Mr. Ben Freeman
Mr. Tom Severson
Ms. Cathy Block
Dr. Bernard Kliska
William H. Lipsey
Dr. Gary Trager