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Our Extraordinary People

Please take a little time to get to know:  Our Clergy  |  Our Staff  |  Our Board of Directors


 

Our Clergy

Rabbi John Carrier | Senior Rabbi

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rabbicarrier@pjtc.net | Click for bio...

Cantor Ruth Berman Harris | Cantor

“Align yourself with people that you can learn from, people who want more out of life, people who are stretching and searching and seeking for higher ground”. - Les Brown (adapted)

cantorruth@pjtc.net | Click for bio...

Rabbi Aimee Gerace | Education Director

“Educate a child according to their way and even when they are old, they will not depart from it.” - Proverbs 22:6

 

rabbiaimee@pjtc.net | Click for bio...

Rabbi Gilbert Kollin

rabbiemeritus@pjtc.net

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Our Staff

Beryl Strauss | Executive Director

“Community is the human expression of Divine love. It is where I am valued simply for who I am, how I live and what I give to others. It is the place where they know my name.” - Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

 

beryl@pjtc.net | Click for bio...

Melissa Levy | Director of Congregational Engagement

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Theresa Brekan | Operations Manager

“The purpose of my life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

theresa@pjtc.net | Click for bio...

Lisa Lam | Accountant

"Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true". - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

lisa@pjtc.net | Click for bio...

Daniel Platt | Office Manager, LBSRS

"The laws of morality are also those of art" - Robert Schumann

 

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Claire Gorfinkel | Chaplain

"May the Source of strength, who blessed the ones before us, help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing." – Mi Shebeirach prayer

 

claire@pjtc.net | Click for bio...

Emily Fischer | Asst. Director, Youth Engagement & Education

“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement...get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.” - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel 

 

emily@pjtc.net | Click for bio...

Lori Skope | Communications Director

"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind." – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

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Alex Beck | Facility Manager

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Our Leadership

Stacey Sharp | President

"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift; That is why it is called THE PRESENT." - Kung Fu Panda

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Michele Masjedi  | VP Management

Nancy Goldstein  | VP Programs

Joseph Johnson  | Treasurer

Joseph Widman  | Secretary

BOARD MEMBERS

Andrea Mark  | VP Planning

Geoff DeBoskey  | Past President

Matt Ober | Past President

BOARD MEMBERS (continued)

Meredith Rose  | Member-at-Large

Jesse Duker  | Member-at-Large

Richard Rosenbaum  | Member-at-Large

Sue Hogan  | Member-at-Large

Phil Callahan  | Member-at-Large

Nancy Carlton | Sisterhood President

Fred Rotenberg  | Men's Club President

COMMITTEES

Mike Kronsburg | Facilities

Nancy Zuckerman | Religious School

Peter Mendel | Religious Affairs

Judy Callahan | Adult Education

Stacy & Stu Miller | Leadership Development

Haley Karish | Youth Programs

Sat, September 25 2021 19 Tishrei 5782