Our Staff

Our professional staff includes:

Rabbi Ari Goldstein, Arnold, MDRabbi Ari Goldstein

I was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. I studied at the University of Pittsburgh and The Hebrew Union College for Rabbinical School.

Prior to joining Temple Beth Shalom, I served as an assistant rabbi at North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe, Illinois, and then as an associate rabbi at M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Currently, I serve as the President of the Anne Arundel County Board of Rabbis, as well as a vice president of the Rabbinic Cabinet for Israel bonds.

My wife, Hanna, is also a rabbi, and we are the proud parents of two daughters, Sela and Nava, and two sons, Samuel and Juda.

I would love to hear from you, so please email me at rabbi.ari.goldstein@gmail.com to contact me or to set up an appointment.

Religious School Director, Rebecca Binstock

Rebecca is a long-time member of Temple Beth Shalom and brings with her a lifetime commitment to Jewish education. Her passion for working with children was sparked during a year on a kibbutz, which led to her degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maryland. Most recently, she has been a cherished and very successful tutor in our B’nai Mitzvah program.

Rebecca has been a resident of Severna Park and involved in Temple Beth Shalom since 2000. Two of her children attended our preschool program and became b’nai mitzvah at Temple Beth Shalom.

missy (4)Melissa (Missy) Levin, Preschool Director

I have been a part of the preschool program since 2003 when my children started attending the Temple Beth Shalom Preschool.  I started out subbing in the school and became the lead 2’s teacher for many years.  I finished my 10th year of teaching at Temple Beth Shalom last year as our Pre-K teacher.  Both of my children attended the preschool, so I have a great understanding of the program as both a teacher and a parent.  I have a degree from Salisbury State University.  In my spare time I love rock climbing, running races, and sky diving  (yes, I have quite an adventurous side).  I love working with children and am so excited to bring this joy to Temple Beth Shalom everyday.

Jill1_jill_smaller Sussman, Temple Administrator

Originally from Westchester County, New York, I have a degree in Human Resources Management from Florida State University.

Prior to becoming the Temple Administrator, I served as the temple’s event coordinator, also for many years as a temple volunteer, helping to coordinate several fundraising activities for the temple’s preschool and annual temple fundraisers such as the Mishloach Manot (Purim gift boxes), and the temple’s GALA.

I have served as a member of Temple Beth Shalom’s Board of Trustees, Religious School, and Early Childhood Program Committees and served as president and treasurer of the preschool Parent-Teacher Organization.

My husband Ben and I have two children, Sam and Isabelle, both of whom were students in the temple’s preschool and are current religious school students.