Meet our Clergy and Directors
Our clergy members have always been the heart and soul of Rishon, leading us in prayer and guiding us through life events.
Our Rabbi is Joshua Waxman.
Our Cantor is Olivia Paige Brodsky.
Our Rabbi Emeritus is Dr. Kenneth A. Emert.
Our Executive Committee and Board of Trustees are committed volunteers who dedicate time and resources to bring TBR to its fullest potential.
Even more volunteers come together to form the task-specific committees that accomplish all we do. From technology, to marketing, finance, design, social action and everything in-between, we have a talented team of congregants moving us forward.
Rabbi Joshua Waxman is excited to become the spiritual leader at Temple Beth Rishon, a synagogue known for its warmth, connection, and blend of tradition and innovation.
President Elena Greene
Past President Michael Goldberg
VP Religion David Schwartz
VP Fundraising Jeff Kahn
VP Finance Natalie Heller
VP Preschool Becky Birkenfeld
VP Religious School Debbie Grauer
VP Membership Stephanie Perl
VP Communications / Marketing Marliyn Gurtman-Oppenheimer
VP Buildings and Grounds Ira Shinske
VP Programming Alyson Cohn
Ilan Mamber z”l