BEN WACHSTEIN

Executive Director

WACHSTEIN JOINS THE STAFF AUGUST 2017

Ben Wachstein comes to Shaarai Shomayim after three and a half years as the executive director at Beth El Temple in Harrisburg. Ben has an extensive history working in the Jewish community, working with Reform synagogues in the Philadelphia suburbs, Hillel, BBYO and Jewish Federation. Ben also spent close to 18 years managing an entertainment business that provides educational and motivational programs for all ages.

Ben is a bit of a technology geek, so you will often find him looking at the latest gadgets and programs that will enhance the lives of the Shaarai Shomayim staff and community. And if you are looking to get on his good side, feel free to drop off a bag of Cheez It (regular variety please).

Ben's job responsibilities for Shaarai Shomayim will be evolving. As our first Executive Director, his job description will be built over time. It includes fiscal and physical realities of the Congregation, communications, day-to-day operations, and working alongside our Rabbi, Jack Paskoff, and our Board, in setting the vision for our Congregation in the future.

Ben is married to Amanda, a Lancaster and Shaarai Shomayim native, and together they have a nine year old daughter named Mila.

PERSONNEL CONTACT INFORMATION:

BUSINESS OFFICE

75 East James Street

Lancaster, PA 17602

Phone: 717-397-5575 / Fax: 717-397-5599

Rabbi

Jack P. Paskoff

paskoff@shaarai.org

Executive Director

Ben Wachstein

ben@shaarai.org

Secretary / Customer Service

Martha Rowley

mrowley@shaarai.org

Maintenance

Marla Cook

office@shaarai.org

 

TEMPLE BOARD

President

Debi Oxenberg

doxenberg@wellspan.org / 717-898-8798

Vice President

Julianne Babione

 

Vice President

Rick Lynch

 

Financial Secretary

Jill Weisberg

 

Treasurer

Stefanie Heller

 

Recording Secretary

Stacey Kapushy

BROTHERHOOD

President

Jim Wolman

 

 

JEWISH GENEALOGY

Alan Levine

alan.levine@fandm.edu / 717-392-3509

SH'ARIM

School Administrator

Nikki Wilson

 

Teacher Coach

Bob Houghton

 

Parent and Me

Julie Babione

 

Early Childhood

Dana Stroup and Grace Celley

 

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Ellyn Perry, Molly Yoon, Karen Kwiat

 

Grade 1 and 2

Sarah Silverstein, Sarah Deliver, and Dean Bicking

 

Grade 3 - 5

Jack Paskoff, Bob Houghton, Nikki Wilson, Beth Deliver, Sammie Kapushy

 

Grade 6 and 7

Jaci Hoosier and Hannah Rowley

 

Grade 8 - 10

Melanie Ribich, Donny Wilson, and Jen Finkelstein

 

Grade 11 - 12

Jack Paskoff

 

Hebrew Specialists

Lauren Gerofsky and Genna Woodward

 

Family Education

Jack Paskoff

 

Music

Kevin Babione

 

Story Time

Harvey Asher

 

Yoga

Jenny Brant

 

Office

Myra Goldman and Connie Meyer

SSTY ADVISORS

SSTY Advisor (Grade 9 - 12)

Donny Wilson

 

Jr. SSTY Advisor (Grade 6 - 8)

Stu Blumenthal

stublumenthal@gmail.com / 717-380-6019

Jr. SSTY Advisor (Grade 6 - 8)

Jen Finkelstein

 

Mini SSTY Advisor (Grade 2 - 5)

Brett Weinstein

 

Mini SSTY Advisor (Grade 2 - 5)

Dana Weinstein

 

WOMEN OF SHAARAI SHOMAYIM

Co-Leader

Susan Barnes

suebnj@comcast.net / 732-267-5511

 

Co-Leader

Rosanne Selfon

rosanne.selfon@gmail.com / 717-285-3910

 
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