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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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 email@example.com.
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.
Ted Dreier - Curriculum & Special Programs Coordinator
Ted Dreier is very excited to join the Larchmont Temple team as their first Full-Time Educator. Before coming to Larchmont Temple, Ted spent the summer of 2015 at URJ Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, CA, serving as a Rosh Eidah (unit head) for 9th and 10th graders, working with teen counselors, planning experiential Shabbat programs, and playing the occasional frisbee game. He graduated from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles with a double masters in Jewish Education and Jewish Nonprofit Management. While there he worked at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Santa Monica Synagogue, and Jewish World Watch, a nonprofit organization that does education, advocacy, and relief work for refugees in Darfur and the Congo. He also received a BA in Jewish Studies from Rutgers University.
He is looking forward to working with and learning from the staff and congregants here at Larchmont Temple. He hopes to bolster and transform the educational programming, and bring meaningful Jewish learning to our children, adults, and families. Ted lives with his girlfriend in Washington Heights, NY.
Ted can be reached by calling the Temple office or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Tanenbaum - Music & Youth Coordinator
Adam Tanenbaum is incredibly excited to be joining the Larchmont Temple family! He grew up just outside of Washington D.C. and attended Indiana University. Growing up, he was always very active in NFTY-MAR and every summer attended URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Mississippi. For the last 8 years he has been very active in Jewish communities around the United States and the world songleading, service leading, and running educational & social programming for children, teens and adults. In 2013, he spent a few months with a Progressive Synagogue in San Jose, Costa Rica working with their religious school and expanding their music and Jewish Studies programs for post bar mitzvah aged students, followed by an extraordinary year in Australia traveling the country to lead services, work with youth movements, create religious school curriculum and much more.
This past year, he held a fellowship at the American Hebrew Academy, a Jewish boarding high school in Greensboro, NC. In his role as an RA in the dorms, he facilitated campus-wide “after hours” programming, and held an active role within the Jewish life team leading services and planning activities for each holiday. This summer, he is a Unit Head for rising 10th graders at the summer camp where he grew up, URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp. He has piloted a new program for his campers, creating a program focused on building leadership skills, strengthening campers’ connection to Israel, and tikkun olam. He is thrilled to be joining you in Larchmont this coming year, and already has some great programs and ideas in the works for the nursery school, religious school, and LARFTY alike!
Adam can be reached by calling the Temple office or by email at email@example.com.
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.
Emily Langowitz - Rabbinic Intern
Emily is in her fifth and final year of rabbinical school at HUC-JIR. A native of Wellesley, MA, she earned her BA in Modern Hebrew from Yale University. Prior to joining the team at Larchmont Temple, she has worked at the Religious Institute in Westport, CT, and as rabbinical intern and teacher at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, MA, and Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn. Emily loves developing connections to Jewish identity through literature, music, social justice work, and community-building.
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY, and in her time off enjoys crossword puzzles, baking challah, rooting for the Boston Red Sox, and reading a really good book. She is thrilled to be a part of the Larchmont Temple community.
Emily will be able to be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric L. Abbott - Rabbinic Intern
Eric L. Abbott is a 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 traveled 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 and at Temple Shaaray Tefila (both in NYC), serving as the Student Rabbi at Temple Beth Am in Monessen, PA, and providing pastoral care as a Chaplain Intern at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Most recently, Eric served as a Grade Level Coordinator for the 3rd and 4th grades at Temple Shaaray Tefila and as a T'ruah Rabbinical Student Fellow in Human Rights. Furthermore, Eric earned his M.A. in Religious Education from HUC-JIR. In addition to the wonderful work he looks forward to at Larchmont Temple, Eric also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for the HUC-JIR Soup Kitchen.
In his spare time, Eric loves to hike, rock climb, play board games, and spend time with his beautiful fiancée, Eliana.
Eric will be able to be reached at email@example.com.