Barnett “Bart” Bookaz is a Past President of the congregation. He is a principle of Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel. Bart has served on numerous community and religious boards, both as a trustee and an officer. Some of these organizations include the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, Hebrew Free Loan, chairperson for State of Israel Bonds, Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, American Jewish Community, past recipient of the Federation’s Kane award and the AJC’s Human Relations Award, twice past president of Cleveland ORT, officer and trustee of National ORT America, chair of Jewish V=Community Federation Security Committee, graduate of the FBI’s Citizen’s Academy, member of the FBI’s Civil Rights Task Force. Bart also served as past president of Cleveland Region of the Jewish National Fund, past board member of Shoes for Kids, past officer and Board member of the Northeast Ohio Arthritis Association.