Traditional Cong. names first female board president

Cyndee Levy

Traditional Congregation has elected Cyndee Levy as its first female president. Her two-year term started on July 1.

She and her husband, Dr. Kenneth Levy, have been married for 24 years and have five children, ranging in age from 13 to 22. She is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in public health nursing and she maintains her clinical skills by serving as a volunteer with the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School as needed, and at camp Ben Frankel in Carbondale, Ill.

She is the Director of Adult Education at Central Agency for Jewish Education, where she organizes adult Jewish learning experiences for the community. When not occupied with all of the above activities, she has a passion for creative cooking and the study of the Mussar movement.

As president, Levy succeeds Immediate Past President Boaz Roth.

Traditional’s Executive Vice President, Dr. Stephen Bell, said Levy is “passionate about expanding the role of women within halachic guidelines, and providing shape, substance and direction to the upcoming 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of Traditional Congregation beginning in late 2014.”