Jane Sable-Friedman - Executive Director
Jane Sable-Friedman was born in New York and moved to Israel as a young child with her family. She was raised on Kibbutz Cabri in the Western Galilee. Jane graduated from Bar Ilan University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and from the Haifa University with a Masters Degree in Cultural Geography. While in Israel, Jane was involved in Kibbutz Management and Culture Administration. She worked together with one of the most influential Israeli Artistic Directors to open a fringe theater school and create an experimental theater.
Jane moved back to the USA in 2004 with her family and became the Executive Director at Temple Adat Shalom in Poway, CA and then in 2010 became the Executive Director of Temple Beth El, Jewish Community Center in Aptos, CA. Jane received her FTA (Fellow in Temple Administration) from NATA and serves as a Vice President on the NATA Board.
Jane is married to Doron and together they have three sons: Tal, Gal and Adam.
Jane is excited to join Larchmont Temple as the Executive Director and can be reached by calling the Temple office or through her email at email@example.com.
Rabbi Eve Rudin-Director of Education,Youth and Families
Prior to joining the Larchmont Temple team, Rabbi Rudin served as the Director of the Congregational School at Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City, the Director of Camp Excellence and Advancement at the Foundation for Jewish Camp, and served as the Director of NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) and the URJ Kutz Camp for Reform Jewish teens for the URJ (Union for Reform Judaism). A product of the Reform Jewish movement, Eve graduated with a BA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and was awarded a Wexner Graduate Fellowship during her rabbinic studies at HUC-JIR where she was ordained in May 2000. Her undergraduate and graduate thesis work focused upon youth movements and camping, and she has spoken and presented at numerous conferences on experiential Jewish education, camping, faith development and youth mentorship.
Rabbi Rudin is married to Rabbi Elliott Kleinman and, together, they have three children: Emma, Avi and Shira.
Rabbi Rudin can be reached by calling the Temple office or through her email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonathan Faiman - Music Director
Jonathan Faiman received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from Manhattan School of Music where he studied piano with Leon Fleisher and Yoheved Kaplinsky, and composition with Ludmila Ulehla and Nils Vigeland. Dr. Faiman is a member of the Locrian Chamber Players and an adjunct company member of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT). He has received ASCAP awards for his work as composer, arranger, and educator. His CDs are available on Amazon and CDBaby. Dr. Faiman has musically directed productions at The Bronxville School, Kol Ami, and Horace Mann and currently holds staff accompanist/music director positions at Larchmont Temple, Young at Arts, and Concordia College. He also teaches ear-training at Hoff-Barthelson Music Conservatory and is Adjunct Professor of Music at Concordia.
Adam Tanenbaum - Music & Youth Coordinator
Adam Tanenbaum grew up in Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C. and attended Indiana University where he focused on Jewish Studies and Non-Profit Management.
Growing up as a participant and staff member in various URJ Youth Programs, Adam has always had a love for Jewish communal work. He spent all four years of high school active in his local youth group and NFTY-MAR, 14 summers at URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp, and two at URJ Kutz Camp. For nearly a decade Adam has been a professional songleader and program facilitator, spending time with dozens of congregations along the East Coast, Mid-West, and Southern United States. In 2013 and 2014 Adam spent 6 months with a Progressive Synagogue in San Jose, Costa Rica teaching, studying, and leading their music program. He then spent a year working for the Union for Progressive Judaism (Australia’s equivalent to the URJ), traveling the entire country to help their small Reform communities strengthen their youth and musical programs.
Adam is incredibly excited to be going into his second year here at Larchmont Temple, and can’t wait to continue to build upon last year’s successes in LarFTY, LTRS, and more!
Adam can be reached by calling the Temple office or by e-mail email@example.com.
Phil Aarons - Full-Time Educator
A graduate of the US Naval Academy with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Engineering and Soviet Studies, Phil served as a Commissioned officer in the US Navy for 7 years. Retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in 1984, he began his career as a Jewish educator in 1987 and has been sharing his expertise in teaching Hebrew reading, Torah & values, & Jewish history to our 3rd – 9th graders since 2000. Over the years, Phil has held the roles of part-time educator, assistant to our Director of Education and supplemental tutor for our B’nei Mitzah learners. He believes that people learn when they see how much you love Judaism and how much you love being in the classroom and is thrilled to serve as LT’s Full-Time Educator in this, his Chai year with us.
Phil can be reached at Paarons@larchmonttemple.org.
Lisa Gershon - Co-Director of Early Childhood Program
Lisa Gershon has been working at Larchmont Temple since 2011. She was the Assistant Director of Larchmont Temple Nursery School(LTNS) for three years. Lisa has been the Director at LTNS since 2014. Prior to coming to Larchmont Temple, Lisa taught kindergarten at the Manhattan School for Children, and 3 and 4 year olds at The Early Childhood Center in White Plains. Lisa received her BA in Spanish and Sociology from Ithaca College and her MA in Early Childhood/Bilingual Education from Bank Street College.
Lisa and her husband, David, have two boys, Josh and Jake.
Lisa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mia Kargen - Co-Director of Early Childhood Program
Mia Kargen grew up in Pennsylvania and later attended Boston University for Film and Television production. After working for a number of years as a camera assistant for the National Basketball Association, Mia returned to school and received a Master's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from New York University. She began teaching Kindergarten in an Integrated Co-Teaching classroom at The Manhattan School for Children, where she met Lisa Gershon. In 2014, after 10 years at The Manhattan School for Children, Mia joined LTNS. She was very excited to work with Lisa again. Mia currently lives in Pocantico Hills, NY with her husband Alex and her daughters Evelyn and Vivienne.
Mia can be reached at email@example.com.
Eric L. Abbott - Rabbinic Intern
Eric L. Abbott is a fifth- (and final!) year rabbinical student studying at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Originally from Warwick, RI, he grew up at Temple Sinai in Cranston, RI, where he was a tutor, student teacher, and confirmand. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a B.A. in Judaic Studies. While in college, he led Reform services at UMass Hillel and travelled to Israel twice. After graduating, Eric worked at his home congregation as a teacher and prayer leader. During his time at HUC-JIR, Eric has experienced a wealth of opportunities, including volunteering with Ethiopian immigrant children outside Jerusalem, working as the Adventure Director at URJ Eisner Camp, teaching at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in NYC, serving as the Student Rabbi at Temple Beth Am in Monessen, PA, providing pastoral care as a Chaplain Intern at Memorial Sloan Kettering, educating as the Grade Level Coordinator for the 3rd and 4th grades at Temple Shaaray Tefila in NYC, studying as a Social Justice Rabbinic Fellow with T'ruah, and spending this past summer working as the Summer Rabbinic Intern at Temple Isaiah in Lexington, MA. Furthermore, Eric earned his M.A. in Religious Education from HUC-JIR. In addition to his responsibilities at Larchmont Temple, Eric also serves as the outgoing Volunteer Coordinator for the HUC-JIR Soup Kitchen.
In his spare time, Eric loves to hike, run, rock climb, play board games, and spend time with his beautiful wife, Eliana.
Eric will be able to be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.