Sheryl Primakow - Repairing Together Advisory Board Chair, has spent her career as a Jewish communal professional. She has worked as the Admissions and Development Director for MJDS during its formative years in the 90’s; was the Director of Community Planning, COO and Interim Executive Director of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation; and most recently served as a consultant and Interim Executive Director of MJDS. She is currently an Advisory Board Member for the Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. She has an undergraduate degree in education and communications as well as a Masters degree in Educational Psychology.
Nancy Barnett - Advises Repairing Together on community relations and fundraising. She believes in the power of community and participates in many forms of volunteering. Currently, Nancy sits on several community boards. She is an officer of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Harry and Rose Samson Family JCC, and sits on the board of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC), the Jewish Community Foundation and Congregation Shalom, her local synagogue. She is a past president of Congregation Shalom, a board member for Israel Bonds and a second generation speaker for HERC, going into the community to teach about the lessons of the Holocaust and telling her survivor father’s concentration camp story.
Rabbi Marc Berkson - Is the rabbi of Congregation Emanu’El B’ne Jeshurun since 1999. Active in a wide range of local and regional Jewish, inter-religious, and human relations programs and organizations, Rabbi Berkson brings his love of teaching and his community-building skills to the table. A native of Chicago and a graduate of Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, Rabbi Berkson was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati in 1978. Following ordination, Rabbi Berkson served as rabbi of Temple Judea Mizpah in Skokie, IL.
Karen Bradley, Ed.D. - Is an elementary school Principal with thirty years of teaching and school administration experience. She began her career in education as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya and has since practiced in inner city Chicago, Evanston and Skokie, Illinois. She has extensive experience in curriculum and program development as well as in mentoring other educators at various stages of their careers. She is committed to developing strong social awareness and civic responsibility skills in young children.
Anthony Brazouski, Ph.D. - Has served as a Chief Academic Officer, Executive Director of Academic Achievement, high school Principal, Assistant Principal, K-12 language arts Coordinator, and high school English teacher. He is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Proviso Township High Schools (IL). His work and research foci center on collaborative, mindful, and growth mindset approaches where all (adults and children) learn and grow together, every day via engaging, rigorous, and relevant learning experiences. He teaches at the graduate level and founded a consulting firm dedicated to developing organizational and membership capacity to affect lasting change through research, dialogue, and innovation. His recent published works include: “Our Ways: Culture as the Heart of the Indian Community School” (Journal of Sustainability Education, 2018).
Pnina Goldfarb, Ph.D. - Repairing Together Vice-Chair, has been a Research Consultant since 2009 for Wraparound Milwaukee, a program that serves adjudicated youth who have been diagnosed with mental illness. She has over 40 years of experience with children and youth who experience mental & behavioral health issues in a breadth of professional arenas including public and private schools, hospitals, clinics and universities. Pnina has served as an educator, teacher trainer, school consultant, curriculum developer and researcher. As a published professional, she has widely presented papers within the State of Wisconsin and nationally.
Sarah Weintraub joins the Repairing Team as a parent, educator, and community organizer. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Community and International Development and a Masters degree in Urban Education. Sarah has worked as a bilingual teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools for several years. Before becoming a teacher, she worked with a human rights organization in Vermont to develop social justice curriculum to bring people together around shared values and common struggles. Sarah is passionate about making the world more just, shedding light on the many untold stories of our communities, and raising up the brilliant voices of young people. She is grateful for the positive impact Repairing Together has had on her own family as it bridges the multiple cultures and heritages of her children who are Jewish and Mexican.
Aaron Lippman - Head of School at Milwaukee Jewish Day School. Aaron worked as a high school teacher and principal for sixteen years in public, public charter and private schools in Chicago and Milwaukee. He has a Masters in both Education and Administration along with extensive leadership training through the Accelerate Institute, as a Ryan Fellow. Aaron has also worked as a Camp Counselor and Administrator for over a decade in New York and Chicago. He is grateful to work alongside incredible mission-driven educators at MJDS and in service to the Milwaukee Jewish community.