Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 Dempster Street, Skokie IL 60076 - 847-675-4141
About Us . . .
Rabbi Jeffrey Weill became EHNTJC’s rabbi in July of 2012.  Prior to entering
rabbinical school, he was an advocacy and community
relations specialist for
Jewish organizations including the Jewish
United Fund-Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Chicago and the American Jewish Committee.  In 2001, Rabbi Weill
participated in the United Nations' 2001 World Conference Against Racism in
Durban, South Africa.  He views every element of his rabbinate - teaching,
preaching, service-leading, and counseling – as opportunities to bring the depth
and joy of Judaism to the world.  He is intent on building upon the congregation’s
wonderful past to create its vibrant future.  His warm character combined with his
love of leading and teaching children make him one of the most well rounded
Rabbis in the area.  Since joining EHNTJC, membership has experienced strong
and steady growth with a stream of both older and younger members, including
many families with school age children.
Rabbi Weill is a native of New Jersey and earned his Bachelor of Arts with honors from
Brandeis University where he majored in English and American Literature.  He graduated
from American University Law School in 1993 and received his rabbinic ordination from
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2007.  Rabbi Weill’s wife, Julie, is a
social justice organizer for the Jewish community.  Their three young children - Betsy,
Ruthie and Samuel, along with Lucky the family dog - keep them active with family and
cultural activities.     rabbiw@ehnt.org
Cantor Benjmain Warschawski has been EHNTJC's cantor since September of
2005.  His impressive tenor voice, kindness and charm imbue our services
with warmth and tradition.  Cantor Warschawski is also recognized worldwide
for his extraordinary talents in both operatic and cantorial realms. His ability
to bring polished, classical style to his cantorial singing and rich, soulful
emotion to the operatic stage has prompted many to dub him “this generation’s
Richard Tucker.”  The tenor has thrilled audiences in opera houses worldwide
in over twenty leading tenor roles.
Benjamin Warschawski began his journey as a cantor to the pulpit as a teenager, singing in the
prestigious Beth T’filoh Choir in Baltimore. In 1997 he received the title of Reverend Cantor from
the Cantorial Council of America at the Belz School of Music, Yeshiva University. That same year
he assumed the pulpit at The Ner Tamid/Greenspring Valley Synagogue in Baltimore, a post he
held for five years, followed by a two year position at B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton,
Florida. Cantor Warschawski has concertized with virtually every major cantor and renowned
Jewish singer singing today.  A native of Basel, Switzerland, Cantor Warschawski splits his time
between Skokie and New York.  He is married to Mezzo-soprano, Heather Johnson, and has a
daughter Adina and son Samuel.   
Jeanette Sigler joined EHNTJC as the Executive Director in July of 2012. She
has worked at various Jewish organizations, including JCC Chicago and
Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism in Highland Park. She is a
member of CASA (Chicago Area Synagogue Administrators), CASED (Chicago
Association of Synagogue Executive Directors) and NAASE (North American
Association of Synagogue Executives). Jeanette also participated in the
Kellogg Management Education for Jewish Leaders.

Jeanette lives with her twin boys – Seth and Trevor - who are both active in
baseball and soccer. One of her greatest joys is cheering them from the
sideline.      jeanette@ehnt.org