Edie Landman, President
Edie Landman grew up at Temple Emanuel, and has many fond memories of her time in religious school. After graduating from the University of Michigan and the University of San Diego Law School, Edie practiced law for 40 years, primarily with the U.S. Department of Justice. Today, Edie lives in Grand Rapids, where she enjoys spending time with her dogs.
Michael A. Schadick, Rabbi
Michael Schadick has been the rabbi of Temple Emanuel since July 2000. He received his ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in the spring of 1994. Before coming to Grand Rapids he served congregations in Orlando, Florida and in Plantation, Florida. Read more about Rabbi Schadick.
Dr. Albert M. Lewis, Rabbi Emeritus
Our Rabbi Emeritus, Albert Micah Lewis, was ordained at HUC-JIR in 1969. Rabbi Lewis earned his Doctorate in Hebrew Literature in 1978 and has been awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree by HUC-JIR (1994) and a Doctorate of Literary Letters by Aquinas College. He is a nationally recognized writer and speaker. Dr. Lewis continues to teach and counsel the families of Congregation Emanuel.
Read more about Rabbi Lewis.
Pam Rush, Music Director/Vocal Soloist
Pam Rush grew up in Memphis, TN and graduated from Christian Brothers University with a degree in Business Administration. A member of the Grand Rapids community and Temple Emanuel since 1989, she has taught music at the Temple religious school since 1995, private piano instruction for over 25 years and is currently music director for Temple Emanuel and the school director for the United Jewish School. Pam and her husband, Jeff, they have two daughters, Samantha and Alex. In her spare time, Pam enjoys tennis, golf and playing in her band “TOO”.
Phil Pletcher, Accompanist
Maria Reza Avilles, Custodian
Cathrin comes to Temple Emanuel from many years of working as a Stage Manager and Producer in regional theater, opera and ballet in the US and Canada. From time to time she can still be found working backstage for some local arts organizations. Cathrin has a BA in Theater and Drama and a BA in English Literature, both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is married to a lovely man named Jim and enjoys having many nieces and nephews who live nearby.
Jennifer Stanton, Financial Administrator