Rich Amend

Board Treasurer

Rich Amend and his wife Andy have been connected with JCUA for almost thirty years. Rich lives in Highland Park and retired in 2014 from his work in the distribution industry. He periodically works as an industry consultant on international supply chain and computer systems integration. Deeply committed to social justice causes, Rich has had more time to be active following his retirement. He is a board member of Curt’s Cafe and was part of the core team that brought Curt’s to Highland Park. Additionally he holds the following leadership roles in Jewish and community organizations: board member for Family Service of Lake County; Commission on Social Action member for the Religious Action Council; member of J-Street’s National Leadership Circle; and member of JCUA’s immigration task force. Rich also belongs to Makom Lakeside, the new synagogue entity resulting from the merging of Solel and Lakeside Congregations.