Congregation Beth Shalom’s religious leader is Rabbi Julie Adler.
Previously, she served as rabbi of Congregation Am Echod in Grayslake, IL; Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living in Glencoe, IL; the Director of Jewish Student Life at Santa Monica Community College in Santa Monica, CA; and she was the Assistant Director of the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health in Los Angeles. She currently also is the Executive Director of the Brit Milah Program of Reform Judaism and NOAM.
Currently, Rabbi Adler is working towards a graduate degree in counseling psychology at Adler University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She lives in Evanston, IL with her husband, Rabbi Amitai Adler, and their two young children.