Faculty

Rabbi Allison Berry
Rabbi Allison Berry of Temple Shalom was a former education director at Congregation Mishkan Tefila and rabbi and education director of Temple Beth David in Canton. She lives in Canton with her husband and two sons. 

Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman
Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman is a former congregational rabbi at Congregation Shir Hadash. She has been a chaplain, cantor, teacher and lifecycle officiant in the Boston area for the past seven years. She lives in Newton with her husband Rabbi Jethro Berkman and their 3 children.

Margie Bogdanow Margie Bogdanow
Margie Bogdanow currently serves as a national youth specialist for the Union for Reform Judaism and as a consultant to the Youth Educator Initiative of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. She co-founded and served as co-executive director of Parenting Resource Associates in Lexington, Mass. Bogdanow holds a bachelor’s degree in Russian language and literature from Brandeis University and an MSW from Simmons College.
Sabrina Burger Sabrina Burger
Sabrina Burger has lived in Israel for 12 years, where she studied English literature and linguistics at Hebrew University and attended the Bezalel School of Art and Design. She studied rabbinic texts and Hasidic philosophy at the Nishmat Center for Advanced Torah Studies and Midreshet Bat Ayin. Burger has taught for Ikkarim, Pathways, Ma'ayan and in private classes, where she integrates Torah, art and parenting skills.
shari churwin
Shari Churwin, MJEd
Shari Churwin has worked for more than 17 years in many capacities at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, Mass., most recently as education director. She holds a Master of Jewish Education and a certificate in Jewish family education from Hebrew College. Churwin and her husband, Mike, have three daughters.
Sharon Clevenger Rabbi Sharon Clevenger
Rabbi Sharon Clevenger is the middle-school rabbi at the Rashi School in Dedham, Mass. She previously served as associate rabbi at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, Mass., where she taught numerous adult-learning classes. Clevenger is married and the mother of two young daughters.
Shira M. Cohen-Goldberg, Ed.M.
Shira works as a literacy specialist at an educational non-profit focused on organizational change, teaching teachers and coaching administrators. She received a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University in English and Education, a certificate in Program Planning, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation from Boston University and an Ed.M. in Language and Literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education and has engaged in multiple Jewish learning opportunities. 

Elisha Gechter
Elisha Gechter, former associate director of community engagement for adult learning at Hebrew College, is program manager of the Wexner Israel Fellowship Program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. A graduate of the Heller Hornstein master's program at Brandeis University, she lives in Cambridge with her husband and daughter. 

Dayanim Behzad Dayanim
Behzad Dayanim has been involved in Jewish education for 18 years. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music and Brandeis University, he earned his MBA and MA through the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the Hornstein Program for Jewish Communal Leadership. Behzad has dedicated himself to the Jewish community, serving as a youth director and family educator, and has designed numerous informal-education programs. He is a seasoned artist and musician and has performed throughout the world.  
Judy Elkin Judy Elkin
Judy Elkin is a long-time Jewish educator and a certified personal and professional coach, working with individuals, couples and professional teams. As a Jewish educator, she has worked with adolescents, parents, parent educators, teachers and graduate students, and was the founding director of Ramah Family Camp. Learn more about Elkin at her website.
Roselyn Farren Roselyn Farren
Roselyn Farren is an English teacher and Maimonides School in Brookline, Mass., and former executive director of Ma'ayan: Torah Studies Initiative for Women. She holds doctorate in English literature from Brandeis University and enjoys teaching Jewish texts to teens through senior adults. She enjoys singing and gardening with her husband and three children.
Sally Finestone Rabbi Sally Finestone
Rabbi Sally Finestone has led congregation Or Atid in Wayland, Mass., since 1998 and was among the first group of female rabbis to be ordained, in 1982 from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. She holds a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School, where she is currently the denominational counselor for Jewish students.
Rabbi Sue Fendrick
Rabbi Sue Fendrick is a teacher, editor, writer, and spiritual director, is an alumna of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and the Wexner Graduate Fellowship program. She has served as an adult educator and editor on a variety of Jewish educational projects. Her writing on Jewish texts and Jewish life appears in numerous books and publications, and she writes a biweekly parenting column for Boston's Jewish Advocate. She has three young adult stepdaughters and 11-year-old twins. 

Rabbi Hillel Greene 
Hillel Green is a Massachusetts native and a graduate of the rabbinical school at Hebrew College. He served as rabbinic adviser and Jewish chaplain at Boston College and Northeastern University. An avid reader, Greene is slowly working his way through the complete works of William Shakespeare. 
Glickman Bonnie Glickman
Bonnie Glickman consults with teachers, families, schools and employers. She has worked as a classroom teacher, special-education teacher, curriculum developer, school counselor and private consultant. She founded and administered a school for high-school dropouts in Montreal, which won an award from the Canadian Broadcasting Company. Glickman holds master's degrees in reading instruction and special education from McGill University and a master’s in counseling from the University of Vermont. 

Rabbi Eric Gurvis
Rabbi Eric Gurvis is the Senior Rabbi of Temple Shalom. He
has 30 years of rabbinic experience. He is a leader of youth and camping
programs for the Union for Reform Judaism and is a chairperson for the
Committee on Youth for the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He and his
wife live in Newton and have four children. 

Harris Cheryl Harris
Cheryl Harris has worked for the past 20 years as a school psychologist at Sharon (Mass.) High School. Prior to that, she worked for eight years as a teacher of students with learning disabilities at The Ramaz School in New York City. Harris holds a bachelor's degree in English from Barnard College and three master's degree — an M.A. in remedial reading, an Ed.M. in learning disabilities and an Ed.M. in school psychology — from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Rabbi Steven Jablow
Steven Jablow will begin his final year of Rabbinical School at Hebrew College in the 2014-15 academic year. He is an experienced Jewish Educator with over 25 years spent teaching in formal and informal settings, with students from grammar school through adult education. He is currently the Jewish Chaplain/Hillel Rabbi of Bryant University in Rhode Island and will also be the rabbinic intern at the Jewish Discovery Institute.  

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Rabbi David Jaffe
Rabbi David Jaffe is the school chaplain at Gann Academy: The New Jewish High School and the founder and dean of The Kirva Institute for Torah and Spiritual Practice. A graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work and the Jewish Theological Seminary Communal Service program, Jaffe received his rabbinic ordination from the Bat Ayin Yeshiva in Israel. He is a veteran Ikkarim instructor and has taught widely throughout the Boston community.
 

Rabbi Daniel Klein
Rabbi Daniel Klein is director of admissions for the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College and director of student life of Hebrew College. He is also the rabbi-in-residence at The Boston Synagogue. Rabbi Klein’s passion is to help people find their voice in the world through the prism, practice, rituals and traditions of Judaism. He is married and has two children. 

Rav Claudia Kreiman
Rav Claudia Kreiman is Temple Beth Zion's associate rabbi since 1997. Originally, from Chile, she moved to Israel and entered the Rabbinical School of the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies, where she was ordained in 2002. Prior to TBZ, Rav Claudia was the Jewish Studies director at JCDS in Watertown. She is married to Rabbi Ebn Leader and has one daughter. 
Elana Kling Perkins
Elana Kling Perkins is a co-founder of Perspectives: Jewish Living through the Lifecycle, which incorporates a Jewish dimension and sensibility in helping people successfully navigate life transitions. She specializes in psycho-educational workshops and courses for parents of Jewish children, for those choosing Judaism and for those in interfaith relationships. 
Daniel Liben Rabbi Daniel Liben
Rabbi Daniel Liben received his rabbinic ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1983 and has served as the spiritual leader of Temple Israel in Natick, Mass., since 1991. A prolific teacher, he is a recipient of the Bureau of Jewish Education's Keter Torah Award for his work in family education.
Natan Margalit Rabbi Natan Margalit
Natan Margalit studied anthropology at Reed College in Portland, Ore. He received rabbinic ordination at The Jerusalem Seminary in 1990 and earned a Ph.D. in Talmud from the University of California, Berkeley. He is spiritual leader of The Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life, in western Connecticut, and visiting rabbi at Congregation Adas Yoshuron, in Rockville, Maine.
Jacob Meskin Dr. Jacob Meskin

Jacob Meskin teaches in, and works as
faculty advisor for Hebrew College's Jewish adult-learning program, 
Me'ah.  He also teaches in the Tzion program, and is one of the co-authors of
the curriculum for Parenting Through A Jewish Lens.  Jacob teaches a
variety of adult Jewish education classes at synagogues and other places in the
greater Boston area.  In addition, he works as a consultant on adult
Jewish education and teacher training.  Prior to joining Hebrew College,
Meskin taught at Princeton University, Rutgers University, the Bernard Revel
Graduate School of Yeshiva University, Williams College and Lehigh University.  

Marcia Plumb

Rabbi Marcia R. Plumb
Marcia R. Plumb has taught adult-education courses for more than 20 years and is the former director of the spiritual formation program at Leo Baeck College in London. She led a Parents Coping with Adolescents group for three years and created and led a national program for adolescents across the U.K. Plumb is a trained Mussar teacher and Jewish spiritual guide.
Ken Richmond Cantor Ken Richmond
Ken Richmond has served since 2006 as cantor and family educator at Temple Israel in Natick, Mass. He enjoys leading the congregation in participatory prayer and teaching and learning with students of all ages. Richmond and his wife, Rabbi Shira Shazeer, are klezmer musicians and speak Yiddish with their two sons.
Rabbi Michelle Robinson Rabbi Michelle Robinson
Rabbi Michelle Robinson has made her home at Temple Emanuel of Newton since 1999. She is deeply committed to sharing her love of text study with others and has greatly enjoyed teaching in Hebrew College’s Parenting Through a Jewish Lens program since its inception. She and her husband, Mike, have three children.
Rosenbaum Judith Rosenbaum
Judith Rosenbaum is an educator, historian and writer. She is the former director of public history at the Jewish Women’s Archive, where she developed and directed the organization’s major educational initiatives. Rosenbaum holds a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University and a PhD in American civilization from Brown University. She has taught Jewish studies and women’s studies to adults, college students and high-school students  
Rabbi Benjamin Samuels Rabbi Benjamin Samuels
Rabbi Benjamin Samuels of Congregation Shaarei Tefillah in Newton, Mass., is co-curriculum designer and an educational consultant and instructor for the Ikkarim program at Hebrew College. He received his rabbinic ordination and master’s degree from Yeshiva University and is an alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship program. Samuels is a doctoral candidate in science, philosophy and religion at Boston University. He serves on the faculty of Me'ah and Ma'ayan and is a Genesis scholar at Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
Pete Sperber
Pete Sperber is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a range of experience working with children and adolescents. He is currently the School Social Worker at the Jewish Community Day School of Greater Boston where he works with children and families to support them in managing social, emotional and behavioral challenges as they work to be successful in their academic, peer and adult relationships. Prior to earning his Masters of Social Work, Pete taught Middle and High School math for eight years at Dana Hall in Wellesley.  
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Ronit Ziv-Kreger
Ronit Ziv-Kreger is principal at Ziv-Kreger & Associates and has been serving as a consultant to innovative initiatives in day schools and congregational schools in Israel and the Boston area since 1998. She is a consultant for CJP’s Innovators Community of Practice initiative to help revitalize and reinvent supplementary education in the Boston area. She is a graduate of the Pardes Educators Program and holds a doctorate from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Reb Moshe Waldoks
Reb Moshe Waldoks is Temple Beth Zion's spiritual leader. Reb Moshe has been active in creating a center for Jewish-Muslim Relations in Boston and has initiated and supported TBZ's affiliation with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization. He is an active member of the Brookline Clergy Association, a storyteller and stand-up comedian. He is married with 3 children. 
Rabbi Julie Zupan Rabbi Julie Zupan
Rabbi Julie Zupan attended Tufts University for her undergraduate degree and received ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 1999. She has served as a congregational rabbi and as an elder care chaplain and currently serves as the Jewish family educator for the Early Learning Centers of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston.