Executives

The Governing Body of Friends of Sheffield Cemetery

The Governing Body of Friends of Sheffield Cemetery is a
seven-member Executive Committee.

Rickie Haith – Chair of Friends of Sheffield, President of University of Missouri Kansas City School of Education Alumni Association, Secretary of University of Missouri Kansas City All University Alumni Association, Former Teacher in the Kansas City, Missouri School District and Congregation Beth Shalom Religious School. President of Beth Shalom Sisterhood, President of the Midwest Branch of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, Vice President of the International Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, Women’s League Consultant and Trainer, PrayerWorks Facilitator, Life Board Member of Congregation Beth Shalom, President of the Kansas City Chapter of Hadassah, President of the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy PTA, established the Auxiliary and served as a Vice President.

Spencer Schere – Chair-elect of Friends of Sheffield, Past President of Lone Eagle Auto Parts, Past President of Radiator Express, Past President of Greater Kansas City Automotive Dismantlers and Recyclers Association, Past President, Vice President of Missouri Automotive Dismantlers, Recyclers Association, Baseball Commissioner of the Jewish Community Center, Plaza Library Discussion Leader Stock Market.

Anne Bratt – Executive Committee of Friends of Sheffield, Community Volunteer, Board of Directors of Beth Shalom Sisterhood, Retired Medical Technologist, Baptist Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Vice President of the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy Auxiliary.

Gertie Epstein – Executive Committee of Friends of Sheffield, Board of Directors Beth Shalom Sisterhood, Vice President of Beth Shalom Gift Shop, Vice President of the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy Auxiliary.

Susie Milgram – Executive Committee of Friends of Sheffield, President of Menorah Hospital Auxiliary, Menorah Hospital Legacy Foundation, Community Volunteer, President of Baptist Hospital Auxiliary.

Barb Stras – Executive Committee of Friends of Sheffield, Community Volunteer (Johnson County Community College VolStars), former Executive Board Member and current Board Member – Congregation Ohev Sholom; Executive Board Member and member – Greater Kansas City Chapter Hadassah; Member – Sisterhood of Congregation Ohev Sholom; President/Owner, Alphanumeric (Database and Marketing Management Company).

Jerry Bernard– BIAV Representative -Executive Committee of Friends of Sheffield, Past President of Beth Israel Abraham and Voliner (BIAV) Synagogue, Vice-President/Principal Kansas City Audio-Visual, 7535 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64131-0570.

Friends of Sheffield Governing Body

Executive Committee:

Rickie Haith, Chair
Spencer Schere, Chair-Elect
Anne Bratt
Gertie Epstein
Susie Milgram
Barb Stras
Jerry Bernard
BIAV Representative,
Past President

Committee at Large:

Judy Bell
Edith Bratt
Laura Bratt
Seth Bratt
Barbara Cosner
Heidi Erenberg
Chad Feingold
Eileen Garry
Carol Goldstein
Michael Gortenburg
Rene Goldman
Dr. Edward Haith
Jackie Kraft
Judy Lanes
Anita Loeb
Dion Lutzk
Joseph Oshiver
Regina Pachter
Sharon Pase
Esther Pearlmutter
Brenda Pelofsky
Elisa Pener
Megan Pener
Bruce Riesman
Pam Rosenberg
Rhea Salasche
Ted Seligson
Arlene Shalinsky
Patsy Shanberg
Rita Shapiro
Sharon Swartzman
Neil Sosland
Shirley Unell
Joel Vile
Stan Zeldin

Of Blessed Memory:

Sherman Dreiseszun
Norman Polsky
Helen Rogozenski
Marie Rosner
Leo Shalinsky
Helen Bratt Weinstein

Advisors:

Danny Wajcman, BIAV President
Steve Rothstein, BIAV Cemetery Chair
Rabbi Daniel Rockoff