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Get to know the TBO Staff

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Rabbi Lucy H.F. Dinner
Senior Rabbi   

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Favorite Quote
What is it that God wants from you: to seek justice, love mercy, & walk humbly with your God.
 
What book did you read as a young person that has stayed with you?
The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein

What's your favorite holiday tradition?
Sitting around the table with family and friends at Seder and Skyping in those we love who can’t join us at the table.
 
What are you currently binging on Netflix?
The Kominsky Method and The Village
 
What's one of your favorite things about Temple Beth Or?

The way our lives are interwoven in joy and challenge. The way our community supports each other.
 
Mountains or Beach?
Mountains

Rabbi Leah Citrin
Associate Rabbi

 

Favorite Quote
"Know from where you come in order to know where you are going" -Pirkei Avot
 
What book did you read as a young person that has stayed with you?
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

What's your favorite holiday tradition?
Watching Zimmy and Annie (our two dogs) run and sit when we start singing the Shabbat blessings on Friday nights because they know they will get a bite of challah. 
 
What are you currently binging on Netflix?
The newest season of Queer Eye. 
And The West Wing because always The West Wing. 
 
What's one of your favorite things about Temple Beth Or?
Learning with parents and children together during family education days.
 
Mountains or Beach?
Mountains

Robert Gleiberman
Executive Director

 

Favorite Quote
Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend
And together we will walk in the ways of Hashem.
Summer Camp Song
 
What book did you read as a young person that has stayed with you?
Tuesdays with Morrie

What's your favorite holiday tradition?
Putting the Torahs away after Kol Nidre.
 
What are you currently binging on Netflix?
Grace & Frankie
 
What's one of your favorite things about Temple Beth Or?

The congregation singing during services.
 
Mountains or Beach?
Mountains 

Lexie Nuell
Music Director

 

Favorite Quote
"The time is always right do to the right thing." -Martin Luther King Jr.
 
What book did you read as a young person that has stayed with you?
Hop on Pop by Dr. Suess.  I had a lot of trouble reading as a little kid and Hop on Pop was the first book that I could read by myself-  and not until the end of 1st grade.  I must've read it 500 times before I got it right.  Even as an adult, I think back on that time every time I think about giving up.  Sometimes it takes 500 tries before you get it right. 

What's your favorite holiday tradition?
Rosh HaShanah family dinner after services.
 
What are you currently binging on Netflix?
Wentworth, Queer Eye
 
What are some of your favorite things about Temple Beth Or?

The friends we've made over the last decade.  Having a safe, nurtuirng place to raise our daughters. 
 
Mountains or Beach?
I grew up in Kansas so both still seem pretty dreamy to me. 

Megan Hans
School Director

 

Favorite Quote
Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama

What book did you read as a young person that has stayed with you?
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt
 
What's your favorite holiday tradition?
Coming together as a family each night of Chanukah, no matter what day of the week or what else is happening, to light candles and spend some time together.

What are you currently binging on Netflix?
Gilmore Girls, over and over.
 
What's one of your favorite things about Temple Beth Or?
The sense of community.

Mountains or Beach?
Both!

Hilary Lamb
Development Director

 

Favorite Proverb
The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice and the desire for personal independence, these are the features of the Jewish tradition which make me thank my stars that I belong to it.     - Albert Einstein

What book did you read as a young person that has stayed with you?
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
 
What's your favorite holiday tradition?
Breaking my fast with Peanut M&M’s.
 
What are you currently binging on Netflix?
 The Good Place and any and all competitive cooking shows.
 
What's one of your favorite things about Temple Beth Or?
The genuine love and enthusiasm everyone (staff, volunteers and congregants) has for TBO.
 
Mountains or Beach?
Beach

Hannah Demick
Youth Engagement Director/RALFTY Advisor

 

Favorite Proverb/Quote
If I not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, who am I? And if not now, when? 
 
What book did you read as a young person that has stayed with you?
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
 
What's your favorite holiday tradition?
Bringing my dog over to my parents for Chanukah so our dogs can play together while we light the candles.
 
What are you currently binging on Netflix?
Parks and Rec

What's one of your favorite things about Temple Beth Or?
The passion and love the youth have for their community and culture.

Mountains or Beach?
Mountains

Mary Eckstine
Administrative Assistant


 
What book did you read as a young person that has stayed with you?
Gone with the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell

What are you currently binging on Netflix?
Blue Bloods
 
What's one of your favorite things about Temple Beth Or?

The constant flow of visitors in and out of the Temple.
 
Mountains or Beach?
Mountains

Christine Donovan
Bookkeeper

 

Shannon Ford
School Administrator

 

 

Sat, July 4 2020 12 Tammuz 5780