Klei Kodesh, Staff, and Leaders

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Rabbi Carnie Shalom RoseRabbi Carnie Shalom Rose 

Our Senior Rabbi, Carnie Shalom Rose, has lived, studied, and taught throughout the world - including stints in Canada, Israel, the Far East, and Europe. He is married to Pauline and they have four wonderful children - "The RoseBuds", Noa, Zakai, Lev & Ellior.

Deeply committed to Jewish Pluralism, Rabbi Rose continually strives to find innovative ways to make Jewish Tradition existentially relevant for contemporary seekers. He is a dynamic and passionate teacher & preacher, and strives to bridge the ways of the past with the needs of the present for the sake of the future.

Rose has received numerous local, regional, national and international honors, awards and recognitions. He served as a Fellow at CLAL - the Center For Learning and Leadership; was a member of the Federation's National Young Leadership Cabinet; was selected to participate in the STAR Rabbis: From Good to Great Program; participated in KJL - The Kellogg School of Management's Education for Jewish Leaders Circle; CLAL's Rabbis Without Borders; the Jewish Agency for Israel's Global Emerging Leaders Forum; the International Rabbinic Leadership Council which advises the Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary; the Rabbinic Leadership Institute of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem; and spent a year as a Fellow at the Hebrew University's Melton Center for Excellence in Jewish Education.

In 2010, Rabbi Rose signed a long-term contract with Congregation B’nai Amoona and was named the Rabbi Bernard Lipnick (Z’L) Senior Rabbinic Chair – a particularly poignant and fitting honor as Rabbi Lipnick served as a significant mentor and role model to Rabbi Rose.

Rabbi Rose is warm, affable and approachable and eagerly looks forward to communicating with those who seek his guidance and counsel. He can be reached at: RavRoseBA@bnaiamoona.com or 314-576-9990 x105.

Assistant Rabbi Orrin Krublit

Rabbi Orrin Krublit is elated to be serving as the Assistant Rabbi at Congregation B’nai Amoona, his spiritual home. Rabbi Krublit previously served the congregation as the Rabbi Bernard Lipnick Rabbinic Intern for three years. Rabbi Krublit received Rabbinic Ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary, as well as a M.A. in Jewish Education in May, 2017. Both he and his wife, Meira Cohen, have recently moved to St. Louis, and are excited to be joining the B’nai Amoona family in a full time capacity!

Rabbi Krublit was raised in Orlando, Florida as well as having spent many years in Greensboro, North Carolina at the American Hebrew Academy - the nation’s first Jewish Pluralistic Boarding High School. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Judaic Studies from the University of Florida, Rabbi Krublit returned to the Academy to serve as a Fellow before attending Rabbinical School.

Having experienced many different forms of Judaism during his life, Rabbi Krublit is committed to pluralism, egalitarianism, and inclusion as essential lenses for Judaism. Judaism offers a multivocality of beliefs, opinions, and practices and B’nai Amoona is a kehillah, a community, where Jews connect to these varied pluralities. During his time at B’nai Amoona, Rabbi Krublit hopes to continue building and deepening relationships with members of the community, reaching out to new families and individuals, and helping our community progress leiylah u’leiylah, higher and higher.

He can be reached at: rabbiorrin@bnaiamoona.com, or 314-576-9990 x131

Sharon NathansonCantor Sharon Nathanson

Cantor Nathanson has served our Congregation since 2003. Born into a musical family and raised in St. Louis, she was afforded the unique opportunity to return to B’nai Amoona, her home congregation, as a member of the Klei Kodesh team. Utilizing the rich tradition of Jewish music, our Cantor reaches out to all segments of our population. She is active in teaching our students preschool through high school, as well as adults. Her degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign coupled with her extensive background in liturgy and vocal performance combine to create services that are both beautiful and accessible for this singing congregation.

She can be reached at Sharon.nathanson@bnaiamoona.com or 314-576-9990 x 104.

Our Staff

The Rabbi Bernard Lipnick Senior Rabbinic Chair
Asst. Rabbi
Rabbi Neal Rose
Senior Rabbinic Scholar
Cantor Sharon Nathanson
Pam Appelman
ECC Assistant
Rachel Bray Spezia
Youth & Camp Assistant
Laurie Cohen
Assistant to Rabbi Krublit & Cantor Nathanson
Shelby Cohen
Director of Youth & Camp
Idena Freedman
ECC & Religious school Assistant
Office Manager
Larry Goldman
Jon Hoffman
Director of Early Childhood Education
Amy Maupin
Assistant to Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose
Claudia Millonas
Accounting Assistant
Barry Needle
Cemetery Director
Director of Religious Education
Andrew Schwebel
Executive Director
Barbara Shechter
Development & Program Associate
Vickie Shuchart
Graphic Design & Communications Manager
Tanya Spivey
Web Manager & Communications Assistant

Lay Leaders


Executive Committee

Andrew Oberman
Mark Dana 
Executive Vice President
Avi Rosenzweig
VP, Education
Joel Perlmutter
VP, Programming
Beth Saltzman
VP, Development
Rick Hitt
VP, Communications
Mimi Pultman
VP, Membership
Jeff Singer
Gail Feldstein

Members at Large
Debbie Dalin
Alan Fine
Karen Stern
Gary Wolff

Auxiliary Presidents
Nancy Goodman
Jay Englander
Men's Club
Rina Gersten


 Board of Trustees

Amy Abramson
Melissa Baris
Shari Cohen
Alison Fox
Mark Gersten
Ken Goldberg
Matt Grad
Carl Greenberg
Phillip Korenblat
Marcia Levy
Rick Mazur
Dr. Barry Milder
Rhonda O'Brien
Karen Polishuk
Sue Rich
Andria Simckes
Alan Spivack

 Past Presidents

Edward Balk
Janet Baron
Norton Beilenson
Harvey Cantor
Leonard Frankel
Lester Goldman
Harvey Greenstein
Marc Lapp
Michael Rosenblatt
Cindy Schuval
Karen Tabak
Phyllis Traub
Lawrence Waldman
Marcy Williams