Professional Staff



Joel Alter

Read Rabbi’s full bio here.

Executive Director / Director of Congregational Learning

Beata Abraham

If you have any questions about learning, engaging, connecting, please be in touch with Beata. Beata handles day-to-day business operations, security, managing capital improvements, fundraising support and complaints. You can read her bio here.

Congregation President

Menachem Graupe

Menachem Graupe has been a member of Milwaukee’s Jewish community since 2003. He loves being a part of the CBINT Kehila, and with his wife has celebrated four B’nai Mitzvot at the synagogue. He is excited about the future of CBINT looking forward to helping you connect with our community.

Business Manager

Anita Nagurka

Taking care of business, Anita has years of experience at CBINT. You’ll visit her for billing and payments, the member database or budget and personnel questions.

Executive Assistant

Marlynn Brick

Marlynn is here to welcome you to CBINT and oversee membership, donations, event reservations, Yahrzeit notices and lighting, and Shabbat announcements and supplement.

Second Home Cemetery Administrator

Lorie Wertheimer

As a lifelong congregant, Lorie is here to facilitate sales of cemetery plots and related services, take care of consumer relations, event planning for life events and congregation’s Kiddush meals.

Facilities Management

Michael Johnson

Known as the other “M.J.”, and always the first to welcome congregants (in different languages), Michael takes care of event set up, upkeep and preventative maintenance, principal interface with event security and parking and traffic control.