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Clergy Team

Rabbi Alan Freedman

Senior Rabbi

Contact Rabbi Freedman

See Rabbi Freedman's extended bio.

 

Cantor Abby Gostein

Contact Cantor Gostein

See Cantor Gostein's extended bio.

 

Rabbi Eleanor B. Steinman

Visiting Associate Rabbi

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See Rabbi Steinman's extended bio.

Follow Rabbi Steinman on Instagram and Facebook, and read her blog.

 

Marissa Wright

Clergy Assistant

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Marissa provides daily administrative support to Rabbi Freedman, Rabbi Steinman, and Cantor Gostein.


Operations Team

Patti Bridwell

Executive Director

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Patti is responsible for ensuring that the economic, physical, and human resources are in place for the successful operation of the congregation. In particular, she works collaboratively with clergy, staff, and board to implement and analyze all the temple's policies and programs.

 

Jennifer Braham

Director of Member Engagement

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Jennifer emphasizes a strong, connected, and vibrant temple community in which members and congregants find meaningful engagement opportunities and roles within their Jewish journey.

 

Sara Kaye

Sara Kaye

Music Program Assistant

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Sara supports the music program of the congregation, working closely with Cantor Gostein to lead musical prayer for services, teach music to our youth, and infuse music throughout our program. 


 
Jennifer Kramer

Communications Associate

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Jennifer develops, coordinates, and manages temple communications.

 

Sheri Lippman

Bookkeeper

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Sheri is responsible for helping to ensure the efficient management of our financial resources, including the detailed recording, classification, and summary of financial data.

 

Noreen Long

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

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Noreen sees her role as equal parts administrative assistant, help desk attendant, and air traffic controller. 

 

Asher Schulman

Technology Coordinator

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Asher is responsible for researching and deploying new technologies, revitalizing current systems, and managing technology projects at Temple Beth Shalom.

 

Jason Taper

Social Justice Coordinator

Contact Jason at jason.austinsocialjustice@gmail.com

Jason organizes with clergy and lay leaders to promote community initiatives like poverty reduction, refugee relief, and criminal justice reform.


Education Team

Jordan Magidson

Director of Youth Education and Programming

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Jordan is in charge of all K-12 educational programming, including our religious school and Hebrew school.

 

Kelly Finkel

Director of B'nai Mitzvah Studies

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Kelly works closely with our families and students in grades 5-7 to prepare them for this stop on their Jewish journey.

 

Sarah Abrams

Youth Engagement Coordinator

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Sarah is responsible for creating, developing, and implementing meaningful opportunities for our temple's youth.

 

Fri, May 14 2021 3 Sivan 5781