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Clergy and Staff

Our clergy guides people of all ages to connect to Judaism through thought-provoking study, uplifting prayer and music, and acts of loving-kindness in order to repair our world. Our staff works closely with our clergy and lay leadership to ensure the smooth operation of Temple Beth David.

Rabbi Karen and Rabbi Micah Citrin, Co-Rabbis and Co-Educators

Together, the Rabbis Citrin value the warmth of tradition and the spirit of innovation. They value shared leadership, and partnering with lay leaders and staff to shape vibrant Jewish community. They guide people of all ages to connect to Judaism through thought-provoking study, uplifting prayer and music, and acts of loving-kindness in order to repair our world.

Rabbi Karen and Rabbi Micah invite you to engage in enriching and meaningful Jewish experiences at Temple Beth David. .... more biographical information

 

Lynn Kaminski, Director of Shalom Corner Early Learning Center 

Lynn brings a wealth of experience in early childhood education. A Kindergarten teacher in the Wellesley Public Schools for twenty-seven years, Lynn earned her Director 1 and Director 2 licenses from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care while teaching.

Lynn's passion for early education dates from her days as a babysitter and camp counselor in her hometown of Huntington, NY, to a B.A. and an M.A.T. in Child Development from Tufts University. While at Tufts, she worked at the Eliot-Pearson Laboratory School, the Tufts Educational Day Care Center, and at the Open Center for Children in Somerville. 

During her years in Wellesley, Lynn developed curriculum in many areas focusing on diversity and inclusion. Much of this work involved teaching colleagues, as well. She served on the Social Studies Curriculum Review, helping to create an environment in which conversations about differences were encouraged through literature and classroom discussions. Supporting learning through play is at the core of her educational philosophy. 
 
Lynn and her husband David have been Westwood residents and members of Temple Beth David for twenty years. Their children, Shira and Meyer, are also part of the Temple Beth David family.
  
Lynn is honored to be the first director of Shalom Corner. She will begin working on a part time basis in April and will transition to full time in July. She is thrilled to be returning to work with toddlers, preschoolers, and the critically important adults who teach them. Building connections with children and families is one of her favorite parts of this work, and Lynn looks forward to meeting all the children and parents of Shalom Corner!

Leah Graff, Administrative Assistant

Leah is excited to be part of the Temple Beth David community as an administrative assistant.

Leah was born and raised in Easton, Massachusetts. She attended religious school, became a Bat Mitzvah and was confirmed at Temple Chayai Shalom in Easton. Leah graduated from Bridgewater State University and then headed to Israel. She was a participant in the Masa Israel Teaching Fellows program and worked as an elementary school English teacher. While in the MITF program, Leah also became a Birthright Israel Fellow. During college, Leah worked in various office and administrative settings. In her free time, Leah enjoys hiking at Borderland State Park, yoga classes, leading Birthright groups, and spending time with her family and friends.

Leah is happy to be at Temple Beth David, supporting all aspects of Temple life, working with our youth, and getting to know all the wonderful people in our community.

 

Leslie Cain Tamarkin, Administrative Assistant 

Leslie is coming back to Temple Beth David, where she attended synagogue, Hebrew school, became Bat Mitzvah, and spent many hours with NAWDTY (nee DWEFTY) friends.  She is honored to use her extensive experience and qualifications as an MSW, Special Education Advocate and EEC Director, to give to the place that installed her love of Judaism.  She is the proud mother of  twenty-something year olds - 3 sons and a daughter.

 

 

 

 

Roberto Vasconcelos, Custodian

Roberto has worked at Temple Beth David since 2003.  You might find him at any hour of the day or night hard at work.  He lives in Northborough. When he is not working, he loves to kayak and play tennis.

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