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

Coming soon…

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.