Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Our Staff

Senior Staff

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Dan Deutsch

Executive Director

Dan Deutsch is a 2000 graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where he earned a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management. He subsequently received an MBA from Northeastern University. Until 2008, Dan worked in the private sector, his last position as project manager at American Express. That year, he switched to working in the Jewish community, which better reflected his interests and his values. Dan became Director of Israel Programs at Young Judaea where he ran Israel travel programs for high school and college students. In 2010, Dan was hired as vice president of the JCC Maccabi Experience for the JCC Association of North America. In that position, he managed the Maccabi Games, ArtsFest, and JCC Maccabi Israel Programs, which are athletic, artistic, and travel programs for over 4,000 participants annually. Dan lives with his wife Amy, and their two young children, Abigail and Benjamin.

Helen Cohen

Helen Cohen

FJECC Preschool Director

Helen has been in the forefront of shaping the direction of early childhood education in the Boston area for many years. She is the Founding Director of the Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel, where she has served as Executive Director since 1994. She has been instrumental in developing early childhood curricula and has trained both graduate and undergraduate students at Wheelock and Hebrew Colleges, and is a former board member of The Boston Association for the Education of Young Children. Helen has also taught at a graduate level in Singapore training future directors and people in leadership positions. Helen’s work with parents, on a daily basis as well as in more formal settings such as workshops, lectures and parenting programs, enables her to understand the challenges of parenting and how to best to be a support.

Programming & Administrative Staff

Sue Misselbeck3

Sue Misselbeck

Executive Coordinator to Cantor Einhorn, Rabbi Friedman, Rabbi Mehlman & TILLI

Rachel Daniels

Executive Coordinator to Senior Rabbi Elaine Zecher

Melissa Carp

Melissa Carp

Executive Assistant to Rabbis Soffer and Gubitz & Riverway Project Coordinator

Emma Sandler2

Emma Koblick

Director of Communications

Chris George2

Christopher George

Director of Information Technology

Julie Gal-Or

Director of Development

Dekel Luban

Director of Membership and Engagement

Tali Puterman

Social Justice Educator and Community Organizer

Traci Laichter

Assistant to the Executive Director

Shoshanna Goldberg

Coordinator of the Village for Families with Young Children

Julie Unger2

Julie Unger

TI 50’s & 60’s Coordinator

Education Department

Brigid Goggin

Brigid Goggin

Assistant Director of Education – Operations

Michael Fishbein

Michael Fishbein

Assistant Director of Education – Engagement

Roberta Bergstein

Education Program Manager

Ann Abrams

Ann Abrams


Chris Spraker


Finance Department

Randy Faria2

Randy Faria


Paula Sager3

Paula Sager

Accounting Assistant

Dalia Williams

Junior Accountant

Building & Facilities

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Julia Pollard

Director of Administration & Facilities

Jennifer Cinnante

Facility Rentals and Reservation Coordinator

Irina Preys


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Abner Marin

Facilities & Maintenance

Juan Marin

Facilities & Maintenance

Cristian Garcia

Facilities & Maintenance

Christian Diaz

Facilities & Maintenance

FJECC Preschool Staff

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Lisa Scott

FJECC Assistant Director

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Alexa Halberg

FJECC Office Coordinator

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Jess Jarvis

FJECC Extended Day Coordinator, Webmaster