Executive Director Micky Baer

Micky has been JRC’s Executive Director since May 2020, and already her positive energy and attitude, and collaborative spirit have radiated throughout our community. With over twenty years as a not-for-profit leader, Micky has extensive experience managing operations, mentoring staff, and optimizing a sense of community. She has served as Day Camp Director, Preschool Director, Business Manager, and most recently as Director of North Shore Operations for the Jewish Council for Youth Services. An active volunteer in her school district, Micky was a founding member and past president of PPS109- Parents and Professionals for Success, a collaboration of administrators, teachers, and parents dedicated to supporting families of children with special needs. Throughout her career, Micky has been known for her warmth, enthusiasm, and sensitivity.

Micky graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University. She lives in Deerfield with her husband, Jeff, and teen daughters, Riley and Billie. She loves children, theater, dancing, music, jigsaw puzzles, and Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked Ice Cream.

If you would like any information about membership at JRC Micky would love to meet you via Zoom or a phone call! Micky looks forward to connecting with all of our current members too! Please feel free to reach out with questions about your membership. If you are part of a committee or task force, Micky is happy talk budget, finances, and how to get stuff done at JRC.

Contact Micky at: mbaer@jrctogether.org
Phone: 847-328-767​8, ext. 2224

You are just what our community needs. You are kind, compassionate, understanding, smiley, warm, and validating!

JRC Member


I love the collaborative nature inherent in leadership at JRC. Working with this beautiful community that wears its progressive values on its sleeve is inspirational and fills my heart with joy. After growing up immersed in the Jewish community, I feel like I’ve found my home with Reconstructionist Judaism and JRC. I see the office as an extension of the JRC family, and I am passionate about facilitating the very best experience for all of our members.


Micky Baer

Executive Director