Hiam "Chiam" Naiditch - President
Chiam Naiditch a founding member of CCL Shul Members, and a Certified Firearms instructor. Chiam has a strong passion for training and holds 7 Flight Instructor Certificates.
In his former career as a Commercial Airline Pilot, Chiam's experience as a Chief Flight Instructor, Chief Pilot and Member of the FAA Safety Team helped shape his commitment to safety, training, and education.
Chiam is an Illinois State Police Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor, has the State Original Firearms Training License and the Unarmed Security Guard Certification. He is also an NRA Certified Pistol and Rifle Instructor as well and Chief Range Safety Officer and
Range Safety Officer, a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) member, and a graduate of the Skokie Citizens Police Academy.
Chiam has adopted the aviation motto of continuous learning and incorporates this into his shooting and instructing skills.
Avraham Hershkovich - Vice President
Avraham is the administrator & head of security at one of the largest Jewish Boy's high schools in the city. He is also head of security for his own Shul. His 12 years of administrative experience brings a lot of much-needed structure & help to the organization and ongoing programs. Avraham has always had the drive to help the community in any way possible. Community safety is one area that is near and dear to his heart.
Carmi Lawrence - Shul Security Director
For the last 25 years, Carmi has been studying and teaching modern pistolcraft to armed professionals. Starting his firearms career in northern Arizona, Carmi had the opportunity to train with professionals at the epicenter of the modern pistolcraft movement, including instructors from Jeff Cooper’s Gunsite Academy, Chuck Taylor’s American Small Arms Academy, and the NRA’s Law Enforcement Activities Division. Upon returning to Chicago, Carmi worked as a law enforcement firearms instructor, private detective, corporate security director, and government contractor. In 2003 he formed a Chicago-based firm providing security consulting, investigative, and training services to government agencies, corporations, and foreign diplomatic personnel. Carmi has conducted counter-terrorism assessments all over SE Asia, South America, and the Middle East, provided counter-terrorism consulting to 14 foreign consulates in Chicago, as well as firearms training to U.S. and foreign law enforcement, active military & private civilian contractor personnel.
-Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CAS), Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board
-Board Certified in Security Management, American Society for Industrial Security (A.S.I.S. International) Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
-Certified Security & Private Detective Firearms Instructor, IL Dept of Financial & Professional Regulation
-N.R.A. Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor- Handgun/Shotgun, Patrol Rifle/AR-15, and Tactical Shooting Instructor
-Illinois State Police Certified Concealed Carry Instructor
-Licensed Private Detective and Private Detective Agency, State of Illinois
Carmi has served as a Vice-Chairman and Chairman for the ASIS International Chicago-North Shore Chapter and serves as a Security Coordinator for several area Synagogues, Jewish schools, and charitable organizations.
Josh Nankin - Treasurer
Josh Nankin began his shooting career in New York City while in college, shooting weekly at the last remaining range in Manhattan. With over 15 years of firearms experience, Josh is a certified NRA Range Safety Officer and routinely acts as an RSO at club events. When he's not working as a software developer in the telecommunications industry, you can find Josh sharpening his skills on the range or building and restoring old rifles and pistols.
Dovid Grossman – Stop the Bleed Instructor
Dovid has been an EMT and Safety Instructor since 1989 when he was a member of the Orange County Search and Rescue team in California. Chaplain Capt Grossman currently serves in the USAF Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol with Air Crew and Aerial Photography qualifications as well as volunteering with our local Hatzalah Chicago. As the director of the Institute of Jewish Chaplaincy, he provides inspirational and educational materials and services to veterans, service members and their families.
Dovid is committed to teaching STOP the BLEED classes to as many shul members as possible based on the Talmud dictum in Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5; “a single person was created in the world, to teach … anyone who saves a single soul from Israel, he is deemed by Scripture as if he had saved a whole world.”
Eli Greenberg - Membership Director & Chief Smokeless Range Instructor
Eli Greenberg is a Chicago native who has been with CCL Shul Members since its inception. Eli has his RSO certification from the NRA and is certified for Stop the Bleed Working in kosher food service for the past 20 years, he enjoys working under pressure and with others. Eli enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, all of whom enjoy going to the range as well.
Chief Guest Instructor
Petros is a U.S. Army veteran and recently retired Chicago Police Officer with more than 15-years of experience, including serving as the primary firearms/carbine instructor for the S.W.A.T. team for the past 10-years. Milionis is also a full-time operational member of the team, serving as an element leader in the execution of Hostage Rescue/Barricaded Subjects and High-Risk Search Warrants. including the Narcotics High-Risk Entry Team, Fugitive Apprehension Unit, School Unit, Airport Detail, and the Marine Unit.
Petros has presented at numerous tactical conferences and has trained S.W.A.T. Teams across the U.S. He has worked as a firearms instructor for one of the largest U.S. private military contractor organizations training civilians through special operation personnel.
He has also served as a subject matter expert and lead instructor for the U.S. State Department Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program in the training of high threat protection details responsible for the protection of national leaders overseas.
Petros has been competitive in U.S.P.C.A. earning the classification of Grandmaster. He has been the recipient of numerous championship titles, including 4-time Steel Challenge IDPA World Champion, 2-time Steel Challenge IDPA National Champion, as well as High Law Enforcement USPSA National Champion.
Daniel J. Lombard
Daniel served as a Police Officer in South Africa and was actively involved with firearms training both for civilians and law enforcement. As a competitor in national International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) shooting competitions, he achieved the distinguished honor of provincial colors for Natal. Daniel continued his law enforcement career when he emigrated to the United States and joined the Chicago Police Department where he is and has been serving for over 12 years; nine of which were spent on the Gang Unit where he was responsible for the planning and execution for over 100 high-risk search warrants.
Daniel is a graduate firearms instructor from the United States Secret Service Academy and has been an assistant instructor with Spartan Tactical Training Group as well as the Hollow Training Center. He has presented training programs with the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) as well as the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and the Alabama Tactical Officers Association (ATOA).
Additionally, Daniel is a consultant for DS Arms where he is active in product development and is responsible for product presentations and demonstrations at foreign military shows.
Lucas is a police officer with the Chicago Police Department and has over 10 years of experience in law enforcement. He has served as a patrol officer in the 7th & 18th districts and as a tactical team officer in the 18th district. He currently serves as a Field Training Officer (FTO) where he trains and evaluates probationary police officers and teaches them how to work the street.
Lucas is also a Master-at-Arms in the U.S. Navy with over 17 years of distinguished service between Active and Reserve tours of duty.
He has performed anti-terrorism / force protection duties onboard ships at sea, at naval shore installations, and has worked harbor defense details and seaward security details in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
He has also served as weapons department training Petty Officer for Inshore Boat Unit 21, where he delivered small arms, crew-served weapons, and marksmanship training for Navy Expeditionary Security Forces.
During this period, Lucas also attended the U.S. Army Combat Lifesaver Course, where he learned the fundamentals of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) system.
Lucas is also a graduate firearms instructor from the University of Illinois Police Training Institute and is a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician.
Lucas has presented classes with the following national and international law enforcement training associations and organizations:
International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA)
Action Target – Advanced Law Enforcement Training Camp (LETC)
Georgia Tactical Officers Association (GTOA) Lucas is also a graduate firearms instructor from the University of Illinois Police Training Institute and is a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician.
Chiam is an Illinois State Police Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor, has the State Original Firearms Training License and the Unarmed Security Guard Certification. He is also an NRA Certified Pistol and Rifle Instructor as well and Chief Range Safety Officer and an RSO, a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) member, and a graduate of the Skokie Citizens Police Academy. Stop The Bleed and CPR/AED Certified.
Michael has a passion for safety, teaching, and his community. He is a member and RSO at the ISRA range in Kankakee. He has trained under numerous national instructors including Massad Ayoob, Rob Pincus, Chuck Haggard, and Scott “Jedi” Jedlinski, as well as many other regional and local instructors. He is a certified NRA pistol instructor and RSO. He has TCCC (TECC), first aid, and CPR certifications and is a certified Glock Armorer. He is a committed 2A supporter and has life memberships in NRA, ISRA, SAF, and CCRBA.
Range Safety Officer
Greg has been a part of CCL Shul Members since 2018. He is a certified Range Safety Officer and has taken many advanced firearms classes over the years. In addition, since childhood, Greg has been training extensively in the Martial Arts field including Taekwondo, JiuJitsu, Karate, Boxing, and his personal favorite Krav Maga (a military self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces combining many technique combinations). Greg continues to train rigorously in the "Fit To Fight" Krav Maga program and is passionate about teaching and training others that want to learn these techniques for self-defense.
Range Safety Officer
Other than learning Torah and spending time with his family, AV loves the sport of shooting and is CPR and AED certified.
-NRA Range Saftey Officer
-Basic Pistol level 1 & 2
-Pistol and Carbine
-Low light training
-Close quarter defense
-Active shooter training
-Police pistol and carbine team
-Strategic skills and drills