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.

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.

Barbara 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. 

Judy Lanes – Executive Committee Friends of Sheffield Cemetery; Former Midwest Region Officer and Life Member, Hadassah; Member and Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Jehudah; Friends of Truman Library; Account Executive, Kansas City Jewish Chronicle and Hills Magazine.

Executive Committee of Friends of Sheffield 

Rickie Haith, Chair
Spencer Schere, Chair-Elect
Judy Lanes
Gertie Epstein
Barbara Stras
Jerry Bernard, BIAV
Representative and Past-President 

Committee at Large
Edith Bratt
Laura Bratt
Seth Bratt
Barbara Cosner
Heidi Erenberg
Chad Feingold
Eileen Garry
Rene Goldman
Carol Goldstein
Michael Gortenburg
Dr. Edward Haith
Jackie Kraft
Judy Lanes
Dion Lutzk
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
Neil Sosland
Sharon Swartzman
Shirley Unell
Stan Zeldin 

Of Blessed Memory
Anne Bratt
Judy Bell
Sherman Dreiseszun
Anita Loeb
Susie Milgram
Joe Oshiver
Norman Polsky
Helen Rogozenski
Marie Rosner
Leo Shalinsky
Joel Vile
Helen Bratt Weinstein 

Advisors 

Jonathan Schwartzbard, BIAV President
Steve Rothstein, BIAV Cemetery Chair

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