Thursday, December 14, 2017

Temple Beth-El is blessed with extraordinarily talented and inspirational leadership. Individually and collectively, our rabbis and our cantor possess warm sensitivity, spirituality and intellect that cannot be fully described in words, but are best experienced in person. Our clergy complement one another, and each of them brings a love of Judaism and a passion for teaching to our synagogue members. They are loved and well-respected members of our Temple Beth-El family.

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Executive Director- Judy L. Moseley, FTA, has more than 10 years of professional experience working in the Jewish Community. Judy spent 7 years as Executive Director of Congregation Beth Israel in Worcester, MA.  Prior to this she worked 2 years as an Operations Manager of MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham, MA. She has also taught Hebrew School for 20 years.  Before becoming a Jewish communal worker, Judy was a small business owner. For 6 years Judy was the President of J & M Bagel Inc. dba J & M Bagel & Bean Café. She was responsible for all aspects of building and running 2 successful bagel restaurant/ bakeries. She is a member of the Massachusetts Synagogue Council and URJ's National Association of Temple Administrators.  Judy Moseley holds a BS degree in Gerontology and Volunteer Administration from University of Massachusetts, Amherst,  a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Northeastern University and is a FTA (Fellow in Temple Administration). Judy and her husband, John, are proud parents to son, Mark, a Robotics Research Software Engineer in Massachusetts, and daughter, Erin, is The Programming & Events Manager at Temple Emanuel in Newton MA.

 

 DSC7831Controller- Steven Dulude, has many years of non-profit accounting experience working in senior management positions. He has worked as the Finance Director for such organizations as: La Salle Academy, Rhode Island Parent Information Network, Corliss Institute and Westbay Community Action. He holds a BS degree in Accounting from Rhode Island College and a Human ResourcesCertificate from Bryant University. Steven is a member of the Newport Preservation Society and The Players at Barker Playhouse. His hobbies are singing, acting and traveling.

 

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Youth & Family Engagement Coordinator - Joie Magnone received her BA in music from Westminster Choir College before embarking on the study of sacred music and experiential education at Hebrew College.  Joie served as the Director of Programming & Engagement at the University of Rhode Island, where she was chosen by the Hillel Schusterman International Center to be a member of the 2nd Leadership and Professional International Development cohort. During her tenure she staffed multiple youth trips, both to Israel and around the United States. Prior to that, Joie was the Director of Youth & Family Programming at Temple Reyim in Newton, MA. Throughout her career, she has taught Hebrew & Religious school, worked with multiple youth programs in both the Reform and Conservative movement, and worked as a JCC camp counselor. She has been fortunate to be able to continue her education by attending many conventions and training opportunities with StorahLab, the UAHC, Hillel International, CAJE, the JYDA and others. For the past three years, Joie has been a member of our own Temple Beth-El faculty, teaching 5th & 6th grade Hebrew and 2nd grade Torah. She has also served as the Temple Beth-El Youth Programs Associate, where she helped organize and run all youth programming from K’tantan through PROVTY. Joie lives in Warwick with her husband Zach, and her son, Elijah.

Education Consultant- Rachel Mersky Woda comes from a long line of Jewish educators and communal professionals. After finishing an undergraduate degree in Judaic Studies and a Masters in Education and Human Development, both from The George Washington University, Rachel has spent the last 20 years working with a wide variety of non-profit organizations at the local, regional and national level including the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, the Union for Reform Judaism, the Bureau of Jewish Education of Rhode Island, the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island and Camp JORI. She has spent time working with all aspects of these organizations including fundraising, leadership development, and strategic planning while spending significant time in areas of experiential Jewish education.  Rachel was in the inaugural cohort of Fellows in the Institute for Informal Jewish Education at Brandeis University and is a certified Reform Jewish Educator from the Union for Reform Judaism. Rachel currently works as an associate with Mersky, Jaffe & Associates, a consulting firm that helps non-profit organizations with financial and human resource development.  She serves on the Board of Trustees and chairs the Leadership Development Committee of our very own Temple Beth-El and is also on the board of Jewish Family Services and co-chairs the Parent Association at the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island. She lives on the East Side of Providence with her husband, Craig and their sons, Jordan and Elias.

Professional Staff

Building Manager
George Hetu
Phone:119

Development Director
Ruby Shalansky
Phone: 104 

Assistant to Clergy and Religious School Communications
Judith Gilson
phone: 113

Social Media & Marketing 
Latoya White
Phone: 102

Cemetery Manager/Facilities
Toly Magidin
phone: 119

Front Office Administrator
Jennifer Thomas
Phone: 100

Assistant to the Executive Director
Kim Campbell
Phone: 109

Librarian
Joanna Katsune
Phone: 111

Facilities/Cemetery
Jerome Johnson
Phone: 119

Facilities/Accommodator
Rita Magidin