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Staff

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 has held various leadership positions on the NATA Board.

Jane is married to Doron and together they have three sons: Tal, Gal and Adam. Jane can be reached by calling the Temple office or through her email at jsfriedman@larchmonttemple.org.
 

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 B.A. 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 erudin@larchmonttemple.org.

Yael Greene - Youth Engagement and KESHER Program Coordinator

Yael Greene received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Religious Studies at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, where she was awarded the John Henry Newman Award for Excellence in Religious Studies and the Ignatian Scholarship Award in Religious Leadership. She committed toward interfaith programming with her peers and with the University of Denver Hillel as their Music Intern. Her deep connection to Jewish life stems from her involvement in the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), URJ Camp Coleman, URJ Kutz Camp, and her semester abroad program at the University of Haifa International School in Israel. She will be continuing her camp engagement as the Songleader at URJ 6 Points Sports Academy over the summer. 

Yael's involvement and passion through camp and NFTY inspired her to work with our Jewish youth to become the next leaders within the Reform movement. She can be reached by calling the Temple office or through her email at ygreene@larchmonttemple.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 was an adjunct company member of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) throughout its 25-year existence. 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 Amani Charter School, Arc Stages, The Bronxville School, Horace Mann, Kol Ami, and Young at Arts. Dr. Faiman currently works as MD, choral conductor, staff accompanist, and teaching faculty at Young at Arts, Larchmont Temple, Westchester Reform Temple, and Concordia College.

Shara Kimmel - Finance Manager

Shara Kimmel joined the finance team at Larchmont Temple in 2018. She is a CPA, starting her career in audit.  For the last 12 years Shara was the Controller of a mid-sized digital marketing agency. As the Treasurer of Community Synagogue, where she is a member and sits on the board, she has a broad understanding of temple finances and looks forward to bringing that experience to the community of Larchmont Temple. She lives in Rye Brook with her husband, Michael,  their two daughters, Rebecca  and Abby , and their Yorkie-Poo, Augie. They are also very involved with Crane Lake Camp where Michael is on the board and their daughters have spent the last ten summers.   Shara can be reached at skimmel@larchmonttemple.org.
 



Mia Kargen - 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. In 2014, after 10 years at The Manhattan School for Children, Mia joined LTNS. Mia currently lives in Pocantico Hills, NY with her husband Alex and her daughters Evelyn and Vivienne. Mia can be reached at mkargen@larchmonttemple.org.



AMY MILLER - Associate Director of Early Childhood Program
Amy is happy to be part of the staff at Larchmont Temple Nursery School as their Associate Director. Before LTNS,  Amy worked for 10 years as the Studio Teacher at Beginnings Nursery School in New York City and as an educational consultant through Teaching Beyond the Square. It was through leading a workshop that she met and fell in love with LTNS. Amy holds a BS in Visual Art with a minor in Art History from Pace University and a MA in Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Amy’s work has been published in ‘Innovations’ NAREA’s educational journal, as well as in ARCHplus, an architectural journal. Most recently, Amy wrote a chapter called “Introducing Materials to Children: Two Ways that I Begin” that was included in the book, Beautiful Stuff from Nature: More Learning with Found Materials. Amy began teaching in 2002 and has taught art classes for a variety of ages, from 2-year olds to adults with disabilities. Amy lives in Tarrytown, NY with her husband, Kent, and their daughter Agnes. Amy can be reached at amiller@larchmonttemple.org.

Dina Brot: Administrative Assistant to the Nursery School - ext. 124; dbrot@larchmonttemple.org
Laura DeGennaro: Bookkeeper - ext. 126; laurade@larchmonttemple.org
Crystal Powell: Administrative Assistant - ext. 110; cpowell@larchmonttemple.org
Cynthia Weissman: Administrative Assistant to Rabbi Sirkman - ext. 113; cynthiaw@larchmonttemple.org
Carlos Velez: Senior Custodian, - ext. 127; carlosv@larchmonttemple.org
Angel Oswaldo Plasencia Cobos & Marco Tamayo: Custodians

Sat, October 23 2021 17 Cheshvan 5782