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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.

BONNIE STERN, KESHER PROGRAM AND LEARNING COORDINATOR

KESHER is excited that Bonnie Stern has joined the KESHER team full time after many years of working with Camp LT (Grades K - 3), Hebrew and as the Grade 6 Coordinator. Bonnie brings a wealth of experience and educational credentials to the position, including a Masters in Education and Montessori certification. We at LT are very excited for Bonnie to step into her new role! Bonnie can be reached at bstern@larchmonttemple.org.

 

 

 

EMMA REHFELD - MUSIC AND TEFILLAH COORDINATOR

KESHER is delighted that Emma Rehfeld will return as our Music and Tefillah coordinator! Emma can be reached at erehfeld@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.



 

LAURA SCHREIBER - Associate Director of Early Childhood Program
Laura grew up in Larchmont and is very excited to be back in her hometown! After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Laura earned a dual Master's degree in Early Childhood General and Special Education from Bank Street College of Education. From 2006 to 2019, Laura was a kindergarten teacher at The Town School in NYC. In her time at Town, Laura also directed SummerSault, a camp for children ages 3 to 6, served on scheduling and faculty committees, and facilitated diversity workshops. Laura lives in Larchmont with her husband and son, She looks forward to meeting everyone and is excited to join such a warm and welcoming community! We are thrilled that she is joining us for the 2021-2022 school year. Laura can be reached at lschreiber@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
Jordan Elcott: Administrative Assistant to Rabbi Sirkman - ext. 113;  jelcott@larchmonttemple.org
Carlos Velez: Senior Custodian, - ext. 127; carlosv@larchmonttemple.org
Plasencia Cobos, Marvin Reyes & Marco Tamayo: Custodians

Tue, December 7 2021 3 Tevet 5782