Who's Who
Administrative Staff

Community Engagement Manager

Rahel Gruenberg

Rahel is honored to get to work in a community where she has an opportunity to help people find and create community. Rahel has been a part of the TBS community since August of 2011 and has professionally served as both an administrator and as an educator. As well, during this time, Rahel has brought her passion for social justice to TBS by serving as a social justice fellow, mentor and supervisor. Prior to working at TBS, Rahel was a youth group advisor, Hebrew teacher as well as an administrator. She also spent time living in Israel working with underprivileged youth.

Controller

Joe Morency

Joe joined the Temple in late October 2017. He has more than 25 years of financial, operational and general management experience as a Controller. He has worked in multiple industries including Religious, HealthCare, Hospitality, Consulting and Manufacturing/Distribution. He is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston. Joe is a former soccer and baseball coach and enjoys cooking. He currently resides in North Easton with his wife, Sue-Ann, and dog, Charlie. He has two grown children who live in the Boston area, Simone and Spencer.

Accountant

Sue Kost

Sue started at Temple Beth Shalom as a temporary replacement and decided to join the staff in May 2016. She has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Maine and attended Boston University for her M.B.A. Sue has worked at Texas Instruments and Bank of Boston in addition to a number of smaller businesses. She lives in Wrentham with her husband, Dan, and has three children, Samuel and twins, Nathan and Jackson. Sue and Dan are also parents of Charlie, the dog, and Mia, the cat. The family enjoys traveling and outdoor activities.

Office Administrator

Tiziana Getz

Tiziana has been a member of the Temple Beth Shalom office staff since January of 2000. She grew up in Florence, Italy, where she received a degree in Travel and Tourist Operations. She met her husband, Michael, while studying at the Alliance Française in Paris, France. Prior to joining the Temple Beth Shalom staff, Tiziana worked at Lufthansa Airlines and Donna Franca Tours in Boston, as well as at 4-star hotels in Florence and New York City. She and Michael live in Sharon and have two children, Melissa and Matthew. Tiziana also enjoys teaching beginning and advanced conversational Italian at Sharon Adult Ed.

IT Systems Administrator

Deb Hecht

Deb graduated from Clark University, where she received a BA in Earth System Science and spent several years working as student IT support. Deb also spent 18 years at the URJ’s Eisner Camp, going from Day Camp to Senior Staff – in her final four years at Eisner, she worked as Teva (nature) staff. This combination of life experience brought Deb to her current role at Temple Beth Shalom as the Learning & Database Administrator, where she loves getting to spend time with kids, faculty, and staff. Deb gets a lot of joy working to improve the ways we manage our systems and data, helping faculty bring technology into their classrooms, and supporting this wonderful community!

Clergy Administrator

Rosie Kahan

Rosie Kahan started working at Temple Beth Shalom as an educator, but joined the administrative team as the Clergy Administrator. She graduated from Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT, with a BA in American Studies, Dance, and Gender Studies. She previously worked with children in a residential program in Vermont. She works part-time with NFTY- Northeast, the URJ's teen organization, as the RA Coordinator. 

Rosie just spent the summer working at URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy in Byfield, MA, as a member of the Leadership Team, working with the Camper Care Team. Rosie lives in Jamaica Plain, and loves living in Boston, skiing, and spending her free time with friends and family.

Program & Communications Coordinator

Jessica Baim

Jessica joined the staff at Temple Beth Shalom in September 2019 as the Programming & Communications Coordinator after a year of helping the TBS team with special projects, including 2019’s L’chaim! gala. Jessica has her B.A. in English and Women’s Studies from the University of Virginia, and spent 10 years working in magazine publishing, both in academic publishing at Science magazine, and on commercial publications such as Old House Journal, where she was the Production Manager at Restore Media. Jessica took some time off from the workforce to raise her children, Elisheva and Isaac, and in those years also moved from Silver Spring, Maryland, to Randolph, New Jersey, and then to Lexington, Massachusetts, where she now lives with her husband Eric and their children. Jessica has a lifelong love of reading and baking, and is an avid supporter of Jewish youth groups and camping, having been a youth advisor, camp counselor, and the camp administrator for Camp Kaleidoscope at the JCC in Newton, MA.

Temple Beth Shalom

670 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494
781-444-0077

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