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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 locally with her husband, three children, and their dog.

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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 and dog. He has two grown children who live in the Boston area.

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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 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 lives in Sharon and has two grown children. Tiziana also enjoys teaching conversational Italian to small groups.

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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, 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, their children, and 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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Accountant & HR Administrator

Abby Wilk

Abby has been a member of the TBS community since 2019. She is a CPA and holds a BA in Economics from Bucknell University and a MSA/MBA from Northeastern University. Before following her passion for fitness and teaching fitness classes at many area studios, Abby worked for 14 years in public accounting. Abby resides in Needham with her husband, three children, and two dogs. In her spare time, Abby likes to run, bike, ski, read and volunteer.  

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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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Associate Director of Philanthropy

Abi Weiner

Abi, a New York native, has made Massachusetts her home for the last 5 years and embraced all that New England has to offer.  Abi grew up as part of  the Reform movement and is excited to be getting back to where her love of Judaism and commitment to the Jewish community began.  Before joining the Temple Beth Shalom staff Abi worked for 3 years at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island as the Development Officer. Abi has a BA in Judaic Studies from the University of Hartford where she met her wife.  Abi and her wife live in Norton with their son. In her free time Abi enjoys sewing, music and going on adventures with her family.

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Program Coordinator

Craig Lustig

Craig has been a member of the TBS community since 2007, participating in K-12 programming and creating programming as the President of Etzim during his senior year of high school. Craig has also been heavily influenced by his time at URJ Crane Lake Camp where he has been a camper since 2010, then continued his work as a counselor and, most recently, the Programming Director. He continued his education at the University of Delaware where he studied Organizational and Community Leadership with a focus on Nonprofit Leadership and worked with UDance Dance Marathon to raise awareness and funds for the fight against childhood cancer. In his free time, Craig enjoys watching Boston sports, playing volleyball, and spending time with friends.

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