Val is currently retired after teaching education courses at the University of Missouri, St. Louis for ten years. Prior to UMSL, Val had worked for twenty years within the Jewish Community as the director of numerous Jewish educational programs and Hebrew Schools. His work as an educator in the Jewish Community has been extensive and Val continues to teach in various volunteer settings at Temple Emanuel. Val has served as a trustee and, along with wife Harriet, have been members of TE for four years.
Betsy is the Executive Director of the Moog Center for Deaf Education, a private non-profit program that teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing to talk. Betsy has previously served as a board trustee. She attended religious school at Temple Emanuel and was confirmed at TE, and taught Religious School for 17 years.
Dana W. Lux
Dana is currently a senior consultant in the area of Treasury Services at Mercy. Prior to joining Mercy, Dana was the Director of Debt Management for the Treasurer of the State of Ohio. She and her husband, Paul, moved to St. Louis from Ohio in August of 2015, and Dana was appointed as a board trustee the following April.
Sam is currently the Flight Operations Manager for Boeing at Lambert Airport, and has worked in Engineering and Flight Ops for Boeing since 2005. He is a retired Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. Sam has previously served as both a trustee and an officer on TE's board. Sam, his wife, Karen, and their daughter, Anna, have been members of TE for about 14 years.