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Rabbi Alexander Davis Rabbi 7300
Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky Rabbi 7300
Cantor Audrey Abrams Cantor 7300
Cantor Neil Newman Cantor Emeritus 7300
Rabbi Kassel Abelson Rabbi Emeritus 7300

Professional Staff

Mary Baumgarten Education Director 7316
Jerry Frick Finance Director 7304
Linda Goldberg Executive Director 7302
Jan Hamilton Congregational Nurse 7356
Abbe Payton Director of Engagement and Outreach 7303
Susan Lieberman Foundation Director 7309

Administrative Support

Jill Blustin Cantor/Education Assistant 7315
Marcia Oleisky Librarian 7329
Liz Rappaport Welcome Desk Coordinator 7300
Marilyn Sussman Ritual Coordinator 7314
Raquel Swanson Office Manager 7305
Raquel Woodis Rabbis’ Assistant 7313

Youth Department

Haley Carneol Youth Director 7330

Facilities Staff

Peggy Kerska Facilities Director 7308

Choir Director

Bill Torodor

Aleph School

Karen Burton Director 7319
Sam Gordon Associate Director 7312
Amanda Awend Director of Shorashim and Young Families Engagement 7318

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