Our professional staff includes:
Rabbi 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to contact me or to set up an appointment.
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.
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.
Jill 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.