Leadership of CKS, past and present.

Our Rabbi

Our Rabbi

Rabbi Jacob Best Adler has served CKS since July 1, 2018. He is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. While in school, he taught religious school, ran the ropes course at Camp Havaya, and served congregations, colleges and senior center as a rabbinic intern. Prior to entering rabbinical school, Rabbi Jake worked as a case manager at a Jewish social services agency in Chicago, ran ropes courses at Jewish summer camps, and worked at the Union for Reform Judaism’s national office i...
Our Cantor

Our Cantor

Kate Fridkis Berring  became our lay cantor in 2001, at the age of fifteen. She accompanies the rabbi in performing all B’nei Mitzvah services as well as High Holiday services. Kate has a Masters degree in religion from Columbia University. She is a columnist, blogger, and freelance writer in Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband.

Board of Trustees

Our board members serve two- or three-year terms, depending upon the position.


Volunteer members chair the various committees at our synagogue.

Past Presidents

Our presidents are elected to two-year terms.