TBS Staff


Office Manager Leanna Kalka

Leanna Kalka is the person to talk to with questions about the day-to-day administrative requirements at Temple B’rith Sholom.  She fields phone calls, handles mailings, oversees the calendar, takes reservations for Temple events, accepts donations, organizes the monthly newsletter information, keeps yahrzeit records, assist with cemetery plot information and keeps our financial records up to date.

Leanna has become an indispensable asset since she became part of our temple staff in 2010.  In addition to her administrative expertise, she enjoys working with computers, photography and enjoys storm chasing in her spare time.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Contact her at 217-525-1360 X 1 or templebrithsholom@gmail.com.


Building Manager Kenneth Elliott

Kenny is in charge of building maintenance.  He has been a valuable part of Temple B’rith Sholom operations for more than 30 years—longer than Rabbi Datz. As Temple custodian, nobody knows more or cares as much about our building and our congregation.  He goes the extra mile to insure that a room is set up properly for an event, guarantees that the food comes out hot from the kitchen, and makes certain that a family’s life cycle celebration runs smoothly.  His “can do” attitude and jolly demeanor has befriended us all!

If you have an event coming up at the Temple and need Kenny’s assistance, please contact him Monday, or Wednesday through Friday after 9:00 AM at 217-525-1360.