2019 – 20 Board of Directors
Mishkan’s Rocking Board of Directors is leading our organization as we grow and realize our vision.
Meet the incredible group of smart folks who love this organization and are going above and beyond to put their time, talents, and treasure to ensuring our long-term sustainability. They keep us motivated and grounded as we continue to pioneer new entryways into Jewish life.
Our Board’s main role is to help envision Mishkan for the present and future and ensure our financial responsibility and stability. We meet regularly to discuss the nuts-and-bolts of responsible organization running, from 30,000 feet up.
Lisa is a retired partner with Ernst & Young. Lisa spent many years in the San Francisco Bay Area and relocated to Chicago in 2012. She has been an active community volunteer in Jewish and secular organizations including the Executive Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco and the audit committee of Jewish Federations of North America. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning and a member of the International and Chicago regional councils of New Israel Fund. She is also a member of the advisory council for the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University. Since retiring, Lisa spends her time traveling and cooking for friends.
Hannah Bloom-Hirschberg is the Program Manager for JECELI Chicago, a program for Jewish early childhood education professionals which seeks to transform Jewish education through collaborative leadership. Prior to this role, she developed professional development curricula for daycare providers and taught young children. Hannah holds a Bachelor’s from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s from Erikson Institute. She serves on a number of JUF committees as well as the Board of Vanderbilt Hillel. Hannah lives in Lakeview with her husband, Gary, and their sons.
Adam Case was drawn to Mishkan for its vibrant vision of Judaism, and is thrilled to support this community by serving on the Board. He lives in Lincoln Square with his wife Alicia and children Elsa (who just finished the Bonim cohort) and Ben. He works for Right At School, an organization that provides high-quality after-school programs across the country.
Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann
Shira Marks spends her days as a Partner Solutions Manager at Salesforce, and her evenings trying to find a great pair of earrings and binging podcasts in Lincoln Park. She has also served on the Board of Base Hillel since moving back to Chicago after graduating from the University of Rochester and spending a few years in Manhattan.
Al Rosenberg leads the communications and marketing departments at OneTable, a national Jewish nonprofit making Shabbat dinner accessible to millennials. Formerly the Director of Communications at a small liberal arts college, they are now active in the 20-30s Jewish Chicago scene, volunteers regularly with a local literacy program, mentors young women entering the workforce, and hosts a monthly Queer Shabbat dinner open to the community.