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Leadership

Our congregation is led by a strong partnership between professional staff and lay leadership. Here you will find biographical information about our professional team, and contact information for our staff, President, Board of Directors, and Committee Chairpersons.

Professional Staff

Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz has been with Congregation B’nai Shalom since July 2012. She previously served as Associate Rabbi at Congregation B’nai Israel in Bridgeport, CT. Rabbi Gurevitz was ordained from Hebrew Union College in 2006. She received her doctorate in Cultural Geography from University College London in 1999. Rabbi Rachel is an Associate of CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership), where she was in the pioneering fellowship year of Rabbis Without Borders, was selected for a LEAP fellowship (a partnership project with the Katz Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at UPenn), and serves as a mentor with CLI program (Clergy Leadership Incubator).  She has a particular love of Jewish music, spirituality, and opportunities for interfaith bridge-building.

At Congregation B’nai Shalom, Rabbi Rachel has brought innovations to the community’s worship experience. She has created new opportunities for those who wish to deepen their spiritual journey. Placing opportunities to build genuine community connections at the heart of how we celebrate, learn, and do acts of social justice together, Congregation B’nai Shalom has become a hub of enriching activities of all kinds, with members working in partnership with leadership to continually experiment and create new opportunities to express Jewish values in action.

Rabbi Rachel is married to Rabbi Suri Krieger, and is proud to be part of a family with her four adult step-children.

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Rabbi Joe Eiduson, R.J.E, grew up involved in the Reform Jewish community of Temple Beth Zion, Buffalo, NY, where, to this day, you can see his Confirmation photo on the wall. From age twelve, Rabbi Joe spent summers at Jewish camps, including Camp White Pine and Eisner Camp. Following High School, Rabbi Joe was a counselor, unit head, and songleader at Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) in Zionsville, Indiana. Throughout high school and while at Michigan, Rabbi Joe was a dedicated camp and youth grouper, active in NELFTY, working at GUCI, and developing his song-leading skills. After college, Rabbi Joe spent a year studying in Israel and then five years at HUC's Cincinnati Seminary, obtaining a master's degree and ordination and an M.Ed. from Xavier University. Rabbi Joe served congregations in Cincinnati and Buffalo and worked as Head of two Jewish Day Schools in Cleveland and Boston. In 2007, Rabbi Joe settled at Congregation B'nai Shalom and has served us as Rabbi-Educator for over 16 years.

Rabbi Joe has been a fixture as a fire and police chaplain for several departments for over 30 years and is a trained firefighter and EMT. He is pursuing a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and treats youth and young adults in Worcester. From Fire Academy graduations to volunteering at the finish line at the Boston Marathon, he has supported EMS personnel and victims in too many places to count around the Boston metro community. He is on the executive committee of the Mass Corps of Fire Chaplains, the only rabbi to serve as a fire chaplain in the Commonwealth, and President of the Association of Reform Jewish Educators. The ARJE is the professional organization for Jewish educators around the world. Rabbi Joe created Shabbat Rishon, our Temple's monthly family Shabbat service, our acclaimed Chai School program, our Eitz Chayim religious school, our Gates of Community Bet Mitzvah program, and our annual Rosh Hashanah Family Retreat.

Rabbi Joe is married to Rabbi Dr. Lisa Eiduson, a Cleveland native and Boston University Graduate. Together, they have an obnoxious labrador retriever, Bailey, and two daughters, Rosie and Carly Eiduson, who recently began their residencies in pediatric medicine.

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Executive Director Steve Winer is a long-time member of Congregation B’nai Shalom who is thrilled to be able to serve the congregation he loves in a professional capacity. Steve has held a number of positions since moving to the community in 2000, including VP of Education, VP of Congregational Affairs, and various positions on the Board of Directors.  Steve has obtained Senior Status from the National Association for Temple Administration (NATA) and serves on its national Board of Directors, as well as coordinating MATSA, the Mass Association of Temple and Synagogue Administrators. Steve has been involved in a number of search committees, as well as the Sustaining Our Vision Task Force. Steve has also been a long-time volunteer for the JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), and is a founder and national co-chair of the Online Diabetes Support Team.

Steve and his wife Lori are the proud parents of three grown children (and four grandchildren!) and live in Westborough.

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Cantorial Soloist Sharon Brown Goldstein has been a cantorial soloist for over two decades. In addition to her bimah responsibilities, Sharon tutors b’nai mitzvah, teaches music, and directs the youth choirs B’nai Shir (grades 3-5) and the High Holy Day teen choir. A graduate of the University of Rochester with a BA in English (an English major prepares you for life!), Sharon has taken courses at Hebrew College and attended the New England Conservatory’s undergraduate diploma program. She is fortunate to have studied voice with Renee Fleming and D’Anna Fortunato.  A choral singer at heart, Sharon is a long-time member of the Zamir Chorale of Boston.  She is a great believer in Jewish camping, having grown up at Camp Naticook. Not only did she and her husband meet as children at camp: they met Lisa Marcus Jones there as well.   Sharon ‘s husband Steven and children Evan and Kaila are proud to call Congregation B’nai Shalom ‘home.’  When not at temple, the family enjoys skiing together and watching the seasons change at their lakefront house in Hopkinton.

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Cantorial Soloist Lisa Marcus is a cantorial soloist, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. In addition to co-officiating Shabbat and High Holy Day services, Lisa directs the adult choir and leads the B’nai Shalom T’filah band. She enjoys writing original arrangements tailor-made for both groups. Lisa has a B.A in Economics/Political Science and Spanish from Yale and completed a 4-year program in Piano and Arranging at Berklee College of Music. There, she received the John Dankworth Award for excellence in arranging. She has served as a cantorial soloist since 2004. Since then, Lisa has engaged in on-going Jewish classes on topics ranging from Me’ah to Biblical Hebrew, Talmud and many historical/religious topics. In her free time, Lisa serves as pianist, transcriptionist, arranger and bandleader for local cantors. She is honored to debut a new composition at the 2016 Shalshelet International Music Festival, the second time her work was chosen by this wonderful festival. She lives in Boxborough with her teenage daughter, Melissa.

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Assistant Temple Educator, Debbi Morin, R.J.E. joined Congregation B’nai Shalom in June 2010. She graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Near Eastern Studies, and in May 2015 Debbi earned a Certificate in Jewish Education specializing in Adolescents and Emerging Adults from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.  In April 2016 she became a member of the ARJE, the Association of Reform Jewish Educators, and in May 2020, Debbi received her Master’s Degree in Jewish Education through the Executive M.A. program at Hebrew Union College. In May 2022, she completed the requirements of the iFellows Masters Concentration in Israel Education with the iCenter.
Debbi has over thirty years of teaching experience in religious schools and as a B’nai Mitzvah tutor, as well as ten years in early childhood education. Debbi oversees and advises the youth groups for grades 8 through 12 (WAFTY), and assists with many aspects of the Religious School. In addition, she is the leader of our 6th grade Gesher program, teaches various classes in the Chai School, organizes educational seminar experiences, assists with the Madrichim program, and tutors Bet Mitzvah students. Debbi lives in Holden and is the proud mom of Eve and Micali.

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Family Educator, Cheryl Pouliot joined Congregation B’nai Shalom in January 2004 and began her role as Family Educator in 2015.  Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in English Communications.  In addition to her role at B’nai Shalom, she also works as a Principle Instructor in the corporate sector, and volunteers monthly as a Party Coordinator for Birthday Wishes at an area homeless shelter.

As Family Educator, Cheryl facilitates programs for each of our religious school divisions (Shoresh, Gezah & Anaf) and their families.  Themed events include an array of activities from cooking, games, self studies and projects to help build communities and provide socializing opportunities among families within each of these divisions.  As the 2/3 WAFTY and WAFTY Lite Advisor, Cheryl also organizes activities for the students in grades 2 – 5 who are enrolled in our religious school program.  She  oversees Madrichim programming throughout the year.

Cheryl lives in Shrewsbury, MA with her husband Rick and sons Jonathan, Matthew, and Zachary.

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Office Staff

Bookkeeper - TBD
Bookkeeping requests can be entered here

Lori Zembruski – Receptionist
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Julie Anderson - Temple Secretary
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Board of Directors 2022-2023 5783

President Judy Kalman     Email
Immediate Past President Steven Goldstein  
Vice President, Finance & Admin              Mike Manning    
Vice President, Congreg. Affairs Glenn Randall   
Vice President, Education Samantha Gerlovin     
Vice President, Membership Amy Rosenberg   
Secretary Elaine Solomon   
Treasurer Allison Orenstein     
Director Rachel Gans-Boriskin  
Director Ellie Klein Goldman  
Director Carole Grayson  
Director Mason Haber  
Director Lee Klein  
Director Phil Leavitt  
Director Phil Leef  
Director Yahel Nachum  
Director Karen Rothman  
Director Peter Sutton  
Director Matthew Wein  

 

Committee Chairs and Team leaders

Finance Committee: Larry Samberg
Membership Committee: Amy Rosenberg
Youth and Education Committee:  Lauren Schoenfeld
Ritual Committee: Natalie Rudolph

Marketing and Communication Committee: Peter Sutton
Social Justice Coordinating Committee: Mason Haber
CBS Cares Coordinating Team: Marilyn Taylor

Brotherhood President: Barney Kalman
Sisterhood President: Nancy Bosco
CBS Nerds Head: Gail Terman

Development and Stewardship Committee: Greg Manousos

Ethics Committee: Robert Brooks

Building Committee: Phil Leef

Volunteer Security Team: Lauren Randall

 

Members of Congregation B'nai Shalom can reach out to Board Members and Committee Chairs via the Temple Directory. For others, you can email our Office Staff, and we will make sure to forward your message to the appropriate person.

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