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Adult & Youth Jewish Living & Learning

Contact Alison
781.997.4213

Alison Kur

Executive Director, Jewish Living & Learning

Alison Kur, Temple Beth Elohim’s Executive Director, Jewish Living & Learning, oversees Jewish programming at TBE that connects members of all ages — children, youth and adults — to Jewish history, traditions and values.

In 2014, Alison received the prestigious Covenant Foundation Award for excellence and innovation in Jewish education. Before coming to TBE in 2003, Alison worked at Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Boston’s federation, where she helped launch the Leadership Development Institute, designed to train teams of professional and volunteer leaders from Boston-area congregations. Alison is a past president of the Rashi School Board of Directors and currently holds an honorary board position at the school.

Prior to becoming a Jewish educator, Alison was chosen to participate in the Wexner Heritage Leadership program, a two-year initiative designed to strengthen Jewish volunteer leaders by engaging them in comprehensive Jewish learning with outstanding faculty. After a career as an attorney and child advocate in the public sector, Alison obtained a Master’s degree from the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University and made the career change to Jewish education. Alison has three adult children, Abi, Jem, and Zach, and she lives in Newton with her dog, Yofi.

Rabbi Batya Elana Ellinoy
Upper School Director
781.997.4218

Cantor Josh Rosenberg
Director, Young Family Learning & Engagement
781.997.4217

Hannah Richman Kearney
Director, Adult Learning & Engagement
781.997.4216

Lynn Burke
Executive Assistant & Adult Learning Coordinator
781.997.4211

Jess Friedman
Tikkun Olam Community Organizer & Engagement Coordinator
781.997.4208

Alison Klein
Administrative & Communications Specialist for Youth Learning Programs
781.997.4207

Erika Lilienfeld

Erika Lilienfeld
Youth Engagement Specialist
781.997.4219​

Sam Powers

Sam Powers
Youth Engagement Specialist
781.997.4220

Eliana Stein
Assistant Director, Young Family Learning & Engagement
781.997.4215​

Gan Elohim Early Learning Center

Contact Lisa
781.997.4231

Lisa Scott

Director, Gan Elohim Early Learning Center

Lisa Scott was Assistant Director of Early Childhood at Gan Elohim for four years prior to becoming our Director. Lisa has made her career working in Jewish education. After teaching kindergarten for 14 years at the Maimonides School in Brookline, Lisa pursued a Master’s Degree in Special Education at Framingham State University and taught 1st through 3rd grade in that field. Lisa then moved to administration, first as an Assistant Principal, and then as Secular Studies Principal and Student Support Services Coordinator. In 2011, Lisa’s passion for early childhood education brought her to the FJECC at Temple Israel in Boston, where she was the Assistant Director and the Director of Admissions for seven years before joining the Gan Elohim community.

Wendy Wilensky
Assistant Director

Francesca Castillo
Administrative Assistant, Gan Elohim
781.997.4271

Mary Delorey
Yellow Room Teacher

Missy Desing
Green Room Teacher

Rachel Flynn
Tadpole Teacher

Rachel Foley
Duckling Teacher

Megan Gilmartin
Tadpole Teacher

Doreen McGaff
Yellow Room Teacher

Sarah Miller
Red Room Teacher

Beth Mintz
Bluebird Teacher

Jess Ostroff
Green Room Teacher

Stephanie Strachman
Blue Room Teacher

Caring Connections

Susan Karon
Associate Director, Caring Connections
781.997.4243

Development

Gloria Kuris
Development Associate
781.997.4255

Administration

Contact Stephen
781.997.4241

Stephen Ashkinos

Executive Director, Administration & Operations

Stephen joins TBE as Executive Director of Administration and Operations following his years as the Regional Development Agent for Brooklyn Water Bagels. Previously, Stephen was the COO of a New York-based creative solutions company where he managed operations as well as expanded their business model to include an inhouse advertising agency. Stephen also founded and served as CEO of an award-winning portfolio of companies in New York City that included a live action production company, design and visual effects company, and editorial facility.

Stephen lives in Sudbury with his wife Jennifer and two daughters, Jamie and Sydney.

Blake Bassett

Blake Bassett
Content Creator
781.997.4204

Sue Braverman
Bookkeeper
781.997.4240

Lynda Daub
Executive Assistant to Rabbi Sisenwine
781.997.4206

Kim Deans
Director of Finance
781.997.4247

Danielle Jeuneux
Office Manager
781.235.8419

Emily Kosinski
Director of Operations
781.997.4249

Elise Lublin
Communications Manager
781.997.4244

Kristine Potter
B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator
781.997.4245

Laura Rosenthal
Communications Coordinator

Max Wallace
IT Support Specialist
781.997.4248

Izabella Zaltsman

Izabella Zaltsman
Accounting Assistant

Maintenance

Chirlcy Joachim
Custodian
781.997.4250

Michael DoCanto
Custodian
781.997.4250

Olavo Gomes
Custodian
781.997.4250

Mathias Fernandez
Custodian
781.997.4250

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