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Shel Vedlitz

Interim Security and Facilities Manager


Shel has been a member of Congregation Emanu El for 26 years and has a strong working relationship with temple staff because of his deep involvement in our Emanu El community. As an active volunteer, Shel has served on many temple committees, most recently the Building and Grounds, Security, and Cemetery Committees. He has a strong security background with both the U.S. military and Conoco. Shel also has a background in construction and maintenance supervising Conoco’s downstream Engineering and Construction department that was responsible for Conoco’s convenience store chain of gasoline stations. Involved with temple security since 2006, Shel has played a role in every risk assessment and has evaluated the need for, drafted, and executed every Homeland Security Grant submitted on behalf of Emanu El. Shel has also overseen installation of the temple fences, gates, walls, cameras and access control systems.