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Ellie Klein Goldman, Executive Director
For Temple Shalom Executive Director Ellie Goldman, temple work is in her blood. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio where her father, Joseph, was in his final months of rabbinical school at Hebrew Union College. Ellie grew up in Terre Haute, Ind.  Ellie also attended Goldman Union Camp Institute, a URJ camp in Zionsville, Ind. as a camper and staffer for 16 years.  After graduating American University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in psychology, she worked as a regional director for the Reform youth movement, NFTY, in Michigan.  
Ellie’s completed the double master’s program in Jewish Communal Service and Social Work from HUC in Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. Ellie remained in LA where she ran youth programs for the Wilshire Boulevard Temple for five years and eventually left for Denver where she served as Program Director for Temple Sinai. In 2008, Ellie met her husband Jeff while attending a wedding and soon relocated to Boston. Ellie became the full-time youth director at Temple Shalom in 2012 and Executive Director in January 2017. Ellie and Jeff live in Framingham with their three children, twins Ada and Sam and son Ted.

Loretta Zack, Executive Assistant to the Clergy

Loretta joined Temple Shalom in 2005.   She moved across the pond from London in 1999. She came to the Temple for a six-month temporary job and decided to stay.  Her background is in training and human resources having been head hunted by the British government to run its first ever Youth Training Scheme. When asked why she came to the U.S., she always says “well it is either love or work.” In her case, it was love.  Loretta lives in Newton with her husband, Michael. 

Jeff Remz, Director of Communications and Marketing

Jeff joined the Temple Shalom community in 2016 and handles everything from the weekly newsletter to the Shabbat bulletin to social media. Jeff has a background in journalism, having been a reporter for more than 10 years at the Salem Evening News where he covered it all from presidential candidates (he once interviewed a candidate who was in jail) to trailer parks. While there, he started Country Standard Time, which continues as a web site for country, bluegrass and Americana music. He is an avid (that’s not to say fast) runner, concert goer, sports enthusiast and political junkie. Jeff lives in Newton Centre with his wife, Judy and has two grown children and a son in law, and one grandson.

Caroline Dorn, Congregational Engagement and Relationship Manager 

Caroline joined the Temple Shalom community in 2015 and assumed her current position in May 2018. Caroline's responsibilities include new member welcome, existing member engagement initiatives and outreach to prospective members. In her free time, you can catch Caroline onstage at Improv Boston. Caroline wrote a letter outlining her thoughts about her  position and the Temple Shalom community.She would love to have coffee and get to know you more!

Anne Fried, Executive Assistant

Anne Fried, who started in June 2017, is executive assistant to Rabbi Laura Abrasley and Executive Director Ellie Goldman.  Anne’s experience includes communications/design and office management, which has led her to work in various diverse settings, such as Danforth Museum School in Framingham, a recording studio, book publisher, location scouting/casting/production company and higher education.  Anne grew up in Needham and now lives in Natick with her husband, Dan, and their daughter, Lindsey. In her free time, Anne likes photography (particularly outdoors, nature and architectural shots), music, going to see her husband’s fabulous rock band play, traveling and relaxing on the beach.

Bridget Kinahan, Receptionist

Bridget Kinahan, who joined the Temple staff in May 2017, is the friendly person you see as you enter the building. Bridget is a recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and majored in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies. He is passionate about critical gender theory, religious studies, bluegrass music, family and crispy tofu. Bridget is extremely excited to be a part of the Temple Shalom community and looks forward to getting to know all our congregants. Bridget is transgender and uses he/him or they/them pronouns.

Al White, Keeper of the Halls

Al is the Custodian of the Temple, having started working here in 1984.  Al is responsible for the day to day cleaning and care of the building and does a fabulous job and is often referred to as the Super Super. In his spare time, Al enjoys riding his motorcycle and drives throughout New England.  During the off season, Al enjoys oil painting and working out at a nearby gym.

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