Bar/Bat Mitzvah People

Who’s Won when you’re planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at CBS

If you have questions regarding your upcoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah, below we have the names and contact information for the people who will have the answers to your questions:

To schedule a Bar or Bat Mitzvah: Ritual VP Bill Shulman,

To reserve facilities for your event: Maria Catezone, Office Manager,,  847-498-4100 x26

To schedule times to take photos/videos: Maria Catezone, Office Manager,, 847-498-4100 x26

To answer questions about fees and costs associated with the Bar or Bat mitzvah: Susan Karlinsky,,  847-498-4100 x22

To assign honors for family and friends on the day of event: Eleanor Castellano, Assistant to the Clergy,, 847-498-4100 x29

To arrange to sponsor a Kiddush for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah: Brenda Wasserman, Shabbat Kiddush Coordinator,, 847-498-4100 x30

For information on the Mitzvah Project component of the Three Pillars Program: Cantor Steven Stoehr,, 847-498-4100 x29

For information about Mechina (Trope) Class and tutoring: B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator, Randi Simon, Randi Simon, 847-498-4100 x23

To schedule a meeting with one of the Rabbis for your child to work on his/her speech/d’var Torah: Eleanor Castellano, Assistant to the Clergy,, 847-498-4100 x29

To find out how family and friends can arrange to read Torah at the Bar or Bat Mitzvah: B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator, Randi Simon, Randi Simon, 847-498-4100 x23

To get more information about how to participate in the Chain of Memory Program, call the Midwest Regional office of the United States Holocaust Museum at 847-433-8099

For general questions not covered above, contact: Ritual Vice President, Bill Shulman or CBS B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator, Randi Simon.