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Clergy Contacts                                                                                                                    

Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Lynne & Howard Halpern Senior Rabbinic Chair
Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus Senior Associate Rabbi
Cantor Tracey Scher 
Rabbi Lydia Medwin
Rabbi Steven H. Rau, Director of Lifelong Learning 
Cantor Deborah Hartman, Emerita 
Rabbi Alvin M. Sugarman, Ph.D., Emeritus


Staff Contacts

Jeremy Perlin, Executive Director
Sarah Shinsky, Weinberg Early Learning Center Director       
Kelli Harran, Director of Engagement


Education Team:          
Rebecca Good, Assistant Director of Education
Abby Friedman, BEC Administrative Assistant
Justin Wilensky, Music Specialist 


Engagement Department:                                                            
Elizabeth C. Foster, Assistant Director of Engagement and Communications


Accounting Department:
Melinda Brackin, Accounting Manager
Amy Cox, Accounting Staff     
Heather McKerley, Accounting Staff & Facilities Maintenance Coordinator


Administrative Team:                                                                                                                                 
Lisa Ellinger, Executive Assistant to the Senior Rabbi
Dianne Ratowsky, Administrative Assistant to Senior Rabbi Peter S. Berg
Tena Drew, Membership Manager
Rita Zadoff, Donation & Event Coordinator
Nalo Grant, Clergy Administrative Assistant 
Dan Fishman, Audio/Visual Manager

Lonnie Fitzgerald, Maintenance Team                                                                                                                             Lt. Justin Strom, Head of Security

Adult Lifelong Learning (TAMID) Programs  Elizabeth Foster 1146
Billing & Financials  Melinda Brackin 1135
Board of Trustee Matters  Jeremy Perlin 1134
Clergy Appointments Lisa Ellinger 1144
Communications (Bulletin/Email/Website) Elizabeth Foster 2289
Converting to Judaism Rabbi Lydia Medwin 1154
Donations to The Temple  Rita Zadoff 1132
Events at The Temple Rita Zadoff 1132
Judaism 101 & 102 Elizabeth Foster 1146
Membership Tena Drew 1153
Pastoral Care & Lifecycle Events Lisa Ellinger 1144
Breman Education Center Rabbi Steven Rau 1138
RSVP to Temple Events Elizabeth Foster 1146
Tours of The Temple  Kelli Harran  
Yahrzeit & Mi Shebeirach Lists Lisa Ellinger 1132
Young Professionals Elizabeth Foster 1146
Youth Group  Rabbi Steven Rau 1138
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