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Education Staff

Kim Bodemer, Senior Director of Education and Youth Engagement
Kim became part of the Temple Shalom family in July 2018 as a nationally recognized Reform Jewish educator. Most recently Kim was the Director of Congregational Learning at Temple Chayai Shalom in Easton. Kim has frequently consulted for both Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and synagogue educators across the country on the design and implementation of new models for Jewish education. She is responsible for the overall vision, supervision, and implementation of Grades K-12 learning and youth engagement at Temple Shalom.
Kim lives in Taunton with her husband, Brian, and her three daughters, Rachel, Chelsea and Elaine. In her free time, Kim enjoys hiking and playing volleyball as well as board games and spending time with friends and family.

Liz Corman Shiro, SHACHARIT Director of Education
Liz Corman Shiro joined the Temple Shalom staff in 2013. Liz is a passionate Jewish educator, who wants to help our kids and families find their connection to Judaism. As an educator, she values mentoring teachers and helping teachers find their passion in their teaching. Liz has worked in various Jewish programs in the Boston area and received her Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from Hebrew College in 2007. She has also completed the MEAH program through Hebrew College, the DeLeT program through Brandeis University and is entering her second year in Hebrew College’s Clinical Mentor Faculty Program. Liz lives in Sharon with her husband Lee, their twin girls, Eliana and Rose, and their cat, Callie, and dog, Luna.

Marriah Vengroff, Director of Youth Engagement
Marriah grew up primarily in Storrs, Conn., but has lived in Newton Centre for almost a decade. Marriah’s family joined the Temple Shalom community in 2013 when her son, Henry, entered the Nursery School. As a Nursery School parent, she has served as a co-chair of the Nursery School Parent Steering Committee and has become passionate about community building and fostering a love for Jewish life and culture in young children.
Marriah was a history major at Wheaton College and earned her Masters of Education from Regis College. She taught elementary school in Weston for two  years. Marriah and her husband, Christopher, both avid volleyball players, have two children, Henry and Norah. Marriah is looking forward to collaborating with our fantastic team of lay leaders and staff to create fun and meaningful programming for our youth.

Becca Yudkoff - Families with Young Children Program Director & Summer Camp Director
Becca joined Temple Shalom in the summer of 2017 as the Program Director for Families with Young Children, and is also the Director of our Nature Explorer Summer Camp.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Lesley University and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from the University of British Columbia. She taught elementary school for six years before becoming the Program Director at Hill House Boston, a community center in Beacon Hill. Becca lives in Newton with her husband, Ben, and their three children. In her free time, she enjoys singing, running, sewing and going out to hear live music - especially if it involves a banjo!

Alison Lobron, Inclusion and Program Development Coordinator

Alison Auderieth Lobron joined the Temple Shalom staff in 2018. Alison began her career as a public school teacher, then moved into the field of social/emotional learning, and eventually into Jewish education. As an educator, Alison is passionate about creating learning environments where students of all abilities feel confident, capable, and eager to learn. Alison graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Communications. She earned a Master’s degree in the Risk and Prevention program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education in 2000. Alison lives in West Newton with her husband David, their children Shira and Gabriel, and their hedgehog, Rosemary.

Becca MacKillop, Assistant Director of Youth Engagement
Becca joined Temple Shalom in August 2018 just three months after graduating from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. Becca majored in English and Communications and went on Birthright to Israel in 2014 with Muhlenberg Hillel. She is excited to be back in Massachusetts, having grown up in Chelmsford. Becca was a member of Congregation Shalom and an active participant in NFTY- Northeast during high school. Until 2016, Becca spent all of her summers at Camp Hadar Jewish Day Camp in Salem, N.H. as a camper and eventually staff advisor. At Temple Shalom, Becca works with SHAFTY, Jr. SHAFTY, Taste of Camp and teaches at SHACHARIT. She is the proud parent of a Corgi-Boxer mix named Piper and will be happy to show you a picture.

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