Bios

Rabbi Richard F. Address
Rabbi Address is the Founder and Director of www.jewishsacredaging. Com. He served for over three decades on staff of the URJ: first as a Regional Director and then as Founder and Director of the URJ’s Department of Jewish Family concerns. Rabbi Address was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1972 and began his rabbinic career in Los Angeles Congregations.

Rose Pappo Allen
Rose was born in Long Beach, NY to Sephardic parents from Sarajevo, Bosnia whose heroic survival of the Holocaust inspired her life and interest in Sephardic culture. Though Rose has a Master’s Degree in Education and led a successful career in communications, she credits growing up with a family frame and art supply business as her best education.

Rabbi Richard Chapin
Rabbi Richard Chapin was ordained at Hebrew Union College in 1976.  He has served Reform Jewish congregants in New York, Connecticut, Florida and Arkansas.  He has read extensively in the field of Yiddish and American Jewish Literature and enjoys sharing that knowledge with his congregants. Richard is married to Jeanne Bennett.  They have two children, Joshua and Daisy.

Rabbi Alan Cohen
Rabbi Alan Cohen, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, holds degrees from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is recently retired after a 40 year rabbinic career serving congregations in Florida, South Carolina, and most recently 20 years in Kansas City, Missouri.

Herb Cohen
Herb Cohen has been an Israeli folk dancer since 1954 and has led college and youth groups in the Capital District of New York State, and workshops in other areas. He attended Camp Blue Star and worked with many Israeli choreographers.

Jan Courte
Jan Courte, chaplain with Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, serves as a Jewish educator, service leader and Cantorial soloist in the Palm Beach area. She holds a BA with Honors from San Francisco State University in Jewish Studies, History and Philosophy, which includes studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and, more recently, in Jerusalem at the Fuchsberg Center for Conservative Judaism.

Dr. Gina Harris
Dr. Harris is a high honors graduate of Princeton University. She received her doctorate from the University of Florida at Gainsville. Dr. Harris is on staff at Memorial Hospital in Pembrooke Pines, Plantation General Hospital, and Palms West Hospital.

Rabbi Howard Hoffman
Rabbi Howard Hoffman was born in Toronto, educated at JTS and Columbia University and is a Senior Fellow of the Hartman Institute.  He spent his career in pulpits in Montreal, London, Ontario and Port Jefferson, NY.  He taught Jewish studies in universities, was an educational innovator and very involved in interfaith affairs.  He recently retired to Boynton Beach with his wife Elaine and is a member of Temple Torat Emet.

Dr. Stanley J. Isser
Dr. Stanley Isser received a BA ,  MA, and  PhD  from Columbia University in Ancient History. He is Professor Emeritus of Judaic and Religious Studies at University at Albany, SUNY. His fields of interest are  Biblical and Hellenistic periods, and Messianism. He is the author of two books: The Dositheans. A Samaritan Sect in Late Antiquity  and The Sword of Goliath. David in Heroic Literature. He is a resident of Boynton Beach and a member of Temple Torat Emet.

Natalie Levin
Natalie Levin received a BA in English and Elementary Education, MLS/Library Science from Towson University, Towson, Maryland. She taught for 18 years in Baltimore County Public Schools.

Lynne Lieberman
 Lynne Lieberman became passionate about Jewish education while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Hebrew Language and Literature at The Ohio State University. Working part time as a Hebrew School teacher, her love for the work to perpetuate Jewish learning and living was cemented. Lynne earned her Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from Hebrew College of Boston, Massachusetts and is a graduate of the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute (MTEI).Lynne has taught preschool, Jewish Studies and Hebrew language and adult education programs for over thirty years. She taught Jewish education courses, trained teachers, and guided Jewish educational leadership throughout the greater Palm Beaches for more than 19 years in her role as Jewish education leader at the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. She is a master educator and visionary leader whose teaching and consulting empower her learners with the knowledge, tools, and skills to achieve any educational objective. Lynne consults on a wide array of academic, community relations, and interfaith issues for schools, congregations, and other interested groups locally and nationally.

Howard Lynne
Howard Lynne received a BS from Hunter college and his MS from NYU. He is a former Executive Director for both United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and JCC. He has been teaching for 39 years to children, teens and adults.

Rabbi William Marder
Rabbi William Marder holds degrees from Harvard, Hebrew College, and Jewish Theological Seminary. After serving for almost forty years as a pulpit rabbi, he retired to South Florida, where he is active in Temple Torat Emet’s education programs.

Naomi Malakoff
Naomi Malakoff, a retired RN by profession, lived in Israel from 1979-1988. She has participated in professional Hebrew Speakers associations, as well as led beginning, intermediate and advanced Hebrew groups in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Texas as a volunteer since 1990.

 

 

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