Judy Berkeley, Director of Development and Membership
847-432-0703 or 847-432-8900 x262
Judy joined the staff of NSS Beth El as Director of Development in the fall of 2017 and became the Membership and Development Director in the spring of 2019.
As Development Director, Judy works with staff and volunteer leadership to execute development strategy in supporting our annual giving program, major gifts, legacy giving, and Capital and Endowment Campaigns. Judy comes to us with vast Development experience in the Jewish community; including the United Jewish Communities, Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, and Am Shalom Synagogue in Glencoe.
As Membership Director, Judy works with staff and lay leadership on member recruitment and engagement. She staffs the membership committee and she is the first point of contact for all potential members. She walks them through the process of becoming a member of our Beth El family and getting them involved in our special and vibrant Beth El community. Please contact Judy for information on becoming a member of NSS Beth El!
Judy received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Double Master’s Degree in Jewish Communal Services and Social Work from Hebrew Union College and the University of Southern California. A lifelong Jewish community worker, Judy is committed both personally and professionally to helping to ensure a strong Jewish future for our congregation and community; l’dor vador. She is truly humbled and honored to be working at such an incredibly strong, flourishing and vibrant congregation like NSS Beth El. While not at Beth El, Judy can be found spending time with her family in Glencoe, where she grew up and now resides with her husband Stephen and four children; Benjamin, Becca, Joseph, and Matty.