We are very pleased and excited to introduce you all to Betsy Dobrick, our new Executive Director. Betsy joined the Temple Beth Rishon staff as of November, 2007 after a long search to find the candidate whom could not only do the job, but who would also blend well with the TBR family.
Betsy’s job as Temple Beth Rishon’s first Executive Director will entail a wide range of significant responsibilities which have been fulfilled in the past by lay leadership; with the ongoing growth of our temple, our dedicated volunteers can no longer be expected to meet our ever growing management needs. That will be Betsy’s primary responsibility, to manage the day-to-day operations of the temple’s facilities, administrative and custodial staff and for maintaining a relationship with the temple membership by working in partnership with senior staff and lay leadership. She will also coordinate communication within and outside the congregation, ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of information dissemination.
Below is a brief resume of Betsy’s background and accomplishments:
Betsy Dobrick was born in Chicago and most recently comes from Boca Raton, FL. She has a BS in Community Psychology and an MA in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She has been an Executive Director of Temple Torah of West Boynton Beach, a congregation of 800 families affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
Prior to that, she was the Sr. Program Director for 8 years for Congregation B'nai Israel with 1250 families and affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. Betsy was a member of the National Board of Program Directors for the URJ and recently served on the Convention Committee for the North American Association of Synagogue Executives. She has been published in “Connections”, a journal for Executive Directors in the Conservative movement. She was also a graduate of the first class of Hadassah Leadership Academy, a three year program of education and leadership.
Betsy was motivated to come to New Jersey when her son and his family moved here from Boca Raton. Her youngest son, Adam Dobrick and his wife Alison are the proud parents of Ethan and Kara Michele. Her daughter, Rabbi Andrea Haney and her husband Fitz and their three children, Asher, Nava and Eden reside in Englewood, NJ. Oldest son Jeremy Dobrick and his wife Tamara Hoover just had their first child Kaylia, in May, 2008 and are living in London.
Betsy is very excited to become a part of our inclusive and thriving congregation. She is eager to meet all our members and looks forward to a productive and meaningful experience at this very special synagogue.