Strong Leadership

Board of Directors
Mark Turk, President
Bill Kaplan, Vice President
James Kaplan, Treasurer
Kim Floss, Secretary
Position Vacant, 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.

Mr. Bill Kaplan

Bill is an attorney and avid tennis player.  He is a former president of the Joliet Jewish Congregation.

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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

Mr. Ben Freeman

Mr. Tom Severson

Ms. Cathy Block

Ms. Janet Stone

Wendy Berman
Ben Freeman

Robin English
James Hillman
Tom Severson
Steven Orloff
Cathy Block

Allen Pollock
Harriet Barnett
Bea Scholer

Jim Kaplan

Steve Friedman

William Kaplan

Bob Libman
Mark Bass
Michael Block
Nancy Freeman
Myles Jacobs
Dr. Bernard Kliska
Fred Lewin
William H. Lipsey
Dianne Parker
Mark Turk

Michael Freeman
Robert Freeman
Mark Horwitz
Stephen Klafter
Abe Ordman
Helen Ordman
Joyce Orloff
Linda Rudman
Dr. Gary Trager

Upcoming Events

9:00 am Hebrew School
Hebrew School
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am Adult Hebrew
Adult Hebrew
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am Sunday School
Sunday School
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm Lunch & Learn @ JJC
Lunch & Learn @ JJC
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join us Thursday’s at Noon for 90 minutes of food and Torah Study! Rabbi will discuss the upcoming Torah portion of the week, so be prepared to learn something new!

Meet the Rabbi

Our Rabbi is Charles Rubovits.  His office hours are 10:00am - 2:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. (calling ahead is appreciated).