Staff

Beth Blackman

Executive Director

Beth Blackman joined Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel as executive director in June 2019. In this role, Beth oversees all daily operations of TSTI, while working to ensure every congregant’s experience is both personal and special. She is committed to Judaism, community and synagogue life and brings… Learn More

Mindy Schreff

Religious School Director

Mindy Schreff, the Director of the Linda and Rudy Slucker Religious School since 2011, has worked as a Jewish educator of children, adults and families since 1997. With a Bachelor's Degree from Pratt Institute and a Master's Degree from Polytechnic University, she has also completed… Learn More

Carol Paster

Pre-School Director

Carol Paster has been the Director of the Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education since 1998, after teaching for seven years in its preschool and kindergarten programs. Carol holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special… Learn More

Tracy Horwitz

Program Director

Tracy Horwitz grew up in the TSTI congregation and has worked in the field of Jewish communal service at JCC-MetroWest and at TSTI since 1990. As the Temple’s Program Director, she interacts with the entire congregation, from pre-school children to senior adults, with a special… Learn More

Sunny Seglin

Assistant to the Clergy

Sunny Seglin began working at TSTI in 1986, first as Program Director and Adviser to STISY, then shifting to administrative support. She currently supports Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Klien and Cantor Moses. Sunny also serves as the Temple Bulletin editor and layout artist. She holds an MFA… Learn More

Adam Baranker

Youth Engagement Coordinator

Adam Baranker started his Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel journey in 2013 as the teacher/facilitator of the 8th Grade Hebrew High program.  He is now the Youth Engagement Coordinator overseeing much of our 3rd-12th grade youth programming including… Learn More

Samantha Fantacone

Young Family Coordinator

Samantha Fantacone (Samy) is TSTI's Young Family Coordinator, creating special programs for young families such as interactive holiday activities, hikes, picnics, and musical activities that connect our newest temple members and outside community members… Learn More

Shawn Fogel

Music Specialist

Shawn Fogel began teaching music in the Linda and Rudy Slucker Religious School in 2015. He frequently accompanies the clergy on guitar for Friday evening Shabbat worship, and has most recently become the music teacher for the Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education. Shawn earned… Learn More