Clergy and Professional Staff
- Scott Rosenberg
- Uri D. Allen
- Eliot I. Vogel
- Rabbi Robert Alpert
- Gavi Miller
- Rabbi Shawn SimonHazani
Director of Lifelong Learning
- Debbie Folz
Director NCCECE and Day Camp
- Norman Einhorn
Director of Member Engagement
High School / Midrasha Principal
- Steve Goldberg
High School / Midrasha Principal
As our Executive Director, Gavi spends his time working with the accounting and administration staff, helping the senior staff and lay leadership, and serving the congregation, trying to make Har Zion the best it can be. When you have a problem and are not sure where to turn, his door is always open. His passion is solving problems: from equipment or technology issues, to improving organizational dynamics, to handling conflicts between staff, lay leaders, congregants and vendors - all while trying to keep a smile on his face.
Laurie is our Clergy Administrator. She has a BA, MBA, and close to 30 years of experience working in the Jewish community. Laurie will be sending out weekly messages from the clergy and bereavement notices; as well as coordinating appointments and schedules for the clergy. You can find Laurie in the Sall Study next to Rabbi Rosenberg's office. If you have an upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah, baby naming, or other life cycle event, Mazel Tov - and come see Laurie!
Beverly is our Bar and Bat Mitzvah coordinator. Bar and Bat Mitzvah families should contact Beverly if they have any questions relating to their upcoming simcha. Beverly is here to help, so please don't hesitate to call or email her.
As an Administrative Assistant in the office, Phyllis backs up personnel as needed. Specific job responsibilities include mail processing, maintaining equipment and supply orders, tracking copier and postage usage. She assists the constituent groups in disseminating information. Phyllis is also the payables clerk.
Sharon, the Administrator and Resource Coordinator for educational programs, comes to us with an MBA and experience as a research director, marketing manager and assistant director at Young Judea. She can be found in the office working on our on-line weekly newsletter, flyers, registration, coordinating the teacher resource room, and working as the logistic coordinator during school hours. Sharon is married with two daughters, who attend our religious school, and her family has been members of the Har Zion family for over 30 years.
Do you want the congregation to know about your event or program? Then please come see me. As Communications Coordinator, I compile the information for the Bulletin, E-highlights, Shabbat brochure, as well as coordinating with constituent groups for distributing their printed pieces. Har Zion's abuzz every day with activity - there's never a dull moment!
As Accounting Manager, Ellen acts as a liaison between our Executive Director and Public Accountants for on-going financial reviews and internal controls of the approved budgets and actual financial reporting for Har Zion.
Laurie is responsible for updating and maintaining the accounts receivable system including the entry of payments, billings and adjustments; preparation of reports, statements and receipts; and verification of the accuracy of accounts.
Shonnie is our Programming and Event Coordinator, who helps the wide range of congregants, clergy, staff, and volunteers who plan events at Har Zion. She is the liaison to the rest of the administrative staff, marketing staff, maintenance staff, and outside vendors who are all necessary to run successful events. Whether planning a committee meeting for 3 people or an extended kiddush for 300, Shonnie is the primary contact.
Jim is the Building Supervisor for Har Zion Temple. He oversees the maintenance of the synagogue's physical plant, property and equipment. He is responsible for all maintenance and repair work coordinated with outside contractors. Jim also performs in-house repairs when appropriate. He manages the janitorial staff and works closely with the Executive Director. Jim assists in the control of the annual maintenance budget and maintains the inventory of supplies and equipment. He is on-call 24 hours a day!
As Receptionist, Harriet fields phone calls, and assists congregants and visitors alike. She assists other staff with general clerical work, data entry, and input of data for the Har Zion Bulletin.