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Who's Who
Administrative Staff
Administrative Staff
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Senior Director of Operations and Engagement

Joelle Schatz

Joelle has been a member of the TBS community since 2017. She is thrilled to be joining the professional team in this new role. Before coming to TBS, Joelle worked for many years at JCC Greater Boston as the Head of Family Programming as well as an Account Director in their Marketing Department. Joelle grew up in New York and then attended Tufts University where she studied Art History and worked in museums and galleries in Washington, DC before moving back to the Boston area. Joelle enjoys reading, skiing, tennis, travel and managing the crazy happy life of her active family. She lives in Needham with her husband, three children, and their dog, Remy.

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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.

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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 grown children, Melissa who lives in Walpole, and Matthew who lives in Los Angeles. Tiziana also enjoys teaching conversational Italian to small groups.


Program & Communications Manager

Jessica Baim

Jessica joined the staff at Temple Beth Shalom in September 2019. 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 be a stay at home parent to 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, their children, and Roxie the pup. Jessica has a lifelong love of reading and baking, and is an avid supporter of Jewish youth groups and camping.

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IT Systems Administrator

Deb Hecht

Deb has worked at Temple Beth Shalom since 2013 in a number of different roles, beginning in the K-12 Learning Programs as a teacher, then as a Learning Administrator, and eventually made her way into the role of IT Systems Administrator. She grew up splitting her time between Long Island during the school year and Great Barrington over the summers, where she attended URJ Eisner Camp for 18 years, including years on staff. She has a BA in Earth Systems Science from Clark University, where she also worked at the student IT helpdesk. She lives in Framingham and spends her free time playing board games, Magic: the Gathering, and video games.

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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.


Events Manager

Maeve Connolly

Maeve is incredibly passionate about the celebratory moments in a person’s life and she is committed to bringing happiness, light and excitement to all those with whom she works. Maeve is originally from Cape Cod, where she worked as an Assistant Event Coordinator with Cape Cod Celebrations for the past three years. Prior to that she studied Theater and English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has recently moved to Boston with her sister and can usually be found singing, baking, writing, or any of those combined!

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