Rabbi Alan D. Londy, D.Min.
Rabbi Londy is a native of Troy, New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Rabbi Londy began his career as an assistant rabbi in Beth El Congregation in Baltimore, Maryland. Five years later, he moved to Orlando to serve for 12 years as the Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel. During his tenure in Orlando, his congregation was selected as a Synagogue of Excellence by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism – Southeast Region designated to only a limited number of congregations in the U.S. Following his time in Florida, he moved north to serve for six years as the Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth Sholom of Smithtown, NY.
In the summer of 2006, Rabbi Londy joined the staff of Temple Israel of the City of New York as the Rabbi/Educator. In his role at Temple Israel, he deepened the educational offerings of the synagogue and also shared rabbinic duties with the senior rabbi, David Gelfand.
In July 2011, Rabbi Londy arrived at The New Reform Temple as the Interim Rabbi. A year later, he was elected the Senior Rabbi of the congregation. Rabbi Londy is passionate about creating at The New Reform Temple a commitment to Life-Long Jewish Learning. He is active in the interfaith religious community.
He is also dedicated to his own professional growth. Fifteen years ago, he became one of the first rabbinic fellows of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. In the spring of 2009, Rabbi Londy received his Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling sponsored jointly by the HUC-JIR and the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health. Rabbi Londy is a recent graduate of the Leadership Institute for Congregational Educators. He is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.
He is married to Jane Londy of Fairfield, Connecticut. They have two children, Leora who lives in Israel; and Noam who is studying environmental sustainability. The Londys are the proud owners of an Airedale Terrier named Murray. They reside in the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City, MO. Contact Rabbi Londy at email@example.com
Religious School Director:
President: Daniel Fromm
First Vice President: Ann K. Baum
Second Vice President: Lynnette L. Siegel
Secretary: Diane Robinson
Treasurer: Howard J. Barewin
Paul Uhlmann, Jr.
Richard M. Levin
Arthur L. Stern
Thomas C. Barnett
Board of Directors:
Ann L. Darke
Gregg S. Davidson
Craig V. Wilson
Meredith is the granddaughter of one of the Founders of NRT. She graduated from the Pembroke Hill School in 1989 and went south to Tulane University where she met her husband Jonathan Angrist. After graduation in 1993, they moved to the East Coast. Meredith attended graduate school at The New York School of Interior Design and worked in Residential Design for several years. She is a mother of four and lives in Mission Hills, where she enjoys volunteer work, travel and cooking.
Howard was born and raised in Leawood, and now lives in Brookside with his wife Jennifer Neill and their three boys. Howard practices real estate law, and he and Jenny also own a seasonal business called Volleyball Beach in south Kansas City. He recently served on the board of the Kansas City Ballet, and is currently on the board of the Sherwood Center, a school and center for kids and adults with autism. The Barewins joined NRT 5 years ago and appreciate its welcoming atmosphere and focus on the prominent Jewish traditions. Howard is joining the board as a parent of three children just entering the more challenging and demanding years of their religious education, and wants to be involved with that process. He believes NRT has much to offer Jewish families in KC.
Tom has lived in Kansas City his entire life. He graduated from SM East and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business and Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from KU. Today, Tom and his wife, Carol, are co-owners of the business Tom started in 1984, Mid-America Merchandising, Inc. They have three daughters and two grandsons. Tom has been teaching the Confirmation class at NRT since 1989. One of Tom’s favorite things is the annual trip the class makes with the Rabbi to New York City, where their focus is on Jewish historical and cultural aspects of the city. Tom has served two separate stints as Temple President.
Ann and her husband Kenneth Baum live in Stilwell, KS. Ann spent her professional career in marketing and public relations and in other roles with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City Philharmonic. In addition to her commitment to the NRT, Ann currently serves in volunteer roles for the Nelson, the Kansas City Symphony, the MidAmerica Regional Council and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. She is also passionate about women and family issues, education, classical music and visual arts, environmental issues, travel, biking, hiking and horseback riding.
Jamie has lived in Kansas City her entire life. She graduated from Pembroke Hill in 1988 and went to Southern Methodist University. She was a middle school English teacher who now stays at home with her family. Jamie and her husband Jeff have two children, a son and a daughter.
Debbie and her family became members of the Temple in 2009. Her husband is John and they have three children who all attend Religious School at the Temple. She is a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area and graduated from KU with a Bachelors degree in Social Work. As a relatively new member of NRT, Debbie is looking forward to helping on the Board wherever needed, with hopes of bringing in other new members with young children and continuing to see NRT thrive in the community.
Ann is a private client advisor for The Commerce Trust Company and has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry. Ann has a law degree from Boston University School of Law and an AB from Connecticut College. She also has her Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation. Ann was named one of the Nation’s 100 most Exclusive Wealth Advisors by Robb Report Worth magazine in January 2004 and October 2006. Ann is also a board member of Village Shalom and the Jewish Community Foundation, Past President of the Estate Planning Society of Kansas City and Past President of The New Reform Temple. She also serves on the Truman Hospital Foundation planned giving committee and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art planned giving committee. Ann has two daughters.
Gregg is a lifelong Kansas Citian. After high school at SM East he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He worked at Davidson’s Furniture until 1990, when he switched careers and joined J.D. Reece Realtors. Currently Gregg is the managing broker of the Reece and Nichols real estate office at 7600 State Line Road. Gregg is married to Sirenna Beyer who is also with Reece and Nichols. They live in Mission Hills and have two grown children. Gregg has been a member of NRT since 1979 and was confirmed at the Temple.
Dan is President and Chief Operating Officer of Barkley, an independenct advertising agency with a wide range of local and national clients. Dan joined the NRT in the early 2000s. His wife Kristen converted to Judaism and their children attend religious school at NRT. Dan also serves on the regional board of Teach For America and the Loose Family Foundation Board.
Michael is a native New Yorker who moved to Kansas City after marrying the former Megan Morrison, originally from Salina, KS. Michael is currently a vice president at Great Plains Trust Company. He is an identical twin and his interests include sports and music among others. He earned a BA in Philosophy and Political Science from Colgate University and his MBA in Finance and Management of Organizations from Columbia University. Michael and Meg live in Leawood and they have four children ranging in age from kindergarten to high school.
Donna has been a temple member since moving to Lee’s Summit in 1979 as a teenager from New Jersey. She continues to live in Lee’s Summit with her husband Chris and two daughters. Donna has taught religious school at NRT for nine years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s in Social Work. She currently works part time as a clinical social worker at Children’s Mercy Hospital. When she’s not cleaning the house or driving the kids around, she enjoys yoga, reading and relaxing with family.
A lifelong Kansas Citian, Dick attended Southwest High School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dick has three children who are all members of NRT and his five grandchildren have all attended religious school at the Temple. Dick was a founding member and served two terms as President of the Temple. He lives on the Plaza with his cat Charley.
Ed moved to Kansas City from Pittsburgh, PA in 1983 with wife Karen and three children. He retired as Vice President of DST Systems in 1986. He has been a longtime member and passionate supporter of The New Reform Temple.
Orignally from Missouri, Lynette has traveled and lived all over the world, settling back in Kansas City in the early 1990s. She is married to Norm Siegel of Pikesville, MD and they have two young children. Lynnette is currently an attorney with Stueve Siegel Hanson, LLP. She enjoys languages, music, reading and cooking.
Paul Uhlmann, Jr.
Paul was one of several Founders and also the first President of The New Reform Temple. Born in Kansas City, Paul graduated from Southwest High School with the unbelievably great class of 1938. He then went on to Dartmouth College. Paul also became very involved with the National Reform Movement and served for 15 years as Chairman of the Advisory Committee, Reform Judaism Magazine.
Bill grew up in Fairway, KS. In 2002 he met his wife Gail at a Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art event. They were married in 2004, a first marriage for both, and live in Fairway, taking Bill back to his roots. They have an interfaith marriage (Gail is Methodist) and two spirited dachshunds. Bill earned a BA in English from Stanford University and an MBA from Rockhurst. He is Publications Director for The Builders’ Association and editor of their commerical construction trade magazine.
Craig and his wife Carol were married at the Temple on December 27, 1969, and have been members since then. Their daughter and son-in-law are members of the Temple, and their two daughters attend religious school at the Temple. The Wilsons also have two adult sons and five other grandchildren. Craig served on the Rabbi Search Committee last fall, and found that process interesting, challenging, and satisfying. Craig and Carol attend services most Friday evenings and are very interested in the future of the Temple.