Erin Katz is a seasoned synagogue administrator who has worked within the Jewish communities of Los Angeles, Baltimore, and most recently Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She is a member of NATA (The National Association for Temple Administration) and PATA (Professional Association of Temple Administrators). Erin considers it a privilege to do meaningful work in the synagogue setting and looks forward to being part of a team that is inspired by Jewish values and a strong sense of community.
Erin has a solid background in administrative management, marketing, strategy, organizational behavior, and synagogue management. She graduated cum laude from University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.S. in Business Studies and Non-profit Management. Erin and her husband Andy, their two-year-old daughter Darryn, and their two dogs Izzy and Bernie live in Tarzana. When she isn’t working, Erin loves to spend time with family and friends, hike or relax by the beach, explore new breweries or go on day trip adventures.
Erin believes it is imperative to be the best version of yourself daily. Giving back and providing help for the community is at the core of her motivation both professionally and on a personal level.
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Rae Antonoff, MAJE, is an artist and educator who has been working with Ohr Chayim as a teacher for four years and is thrilled to transition into the role of Director of Religious Education this year.
Her research at Hebrew Union College focused on using art to accommodate learning disabilities in the Hebrew classroom, and she has since developed and piloted two accessible Hebrew curricula that have been implemented in over 40 Hebrew schools across North America — with many elements inspired or redesigned thanks to feedback from our very own Ohr Chayim learners! Rae can’t wait to continue learning and growing with the Ohr Chayim families in the years to come!
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Maggie was born on the east coast, raised in France, and spent time in Orange County, CA. She is multilingual (English, French, and Yiddish) with deep roots in the LA and Orange County Jewish communities. She is very passionate about creating a more equitable Jewish community and considers herself part of the LGBTQ+ community. She has extensive experience in social media and website management and is committed to helping BCC grow. Maggie majored in Theatre Performance and minored in Jewish Studies at the University of Kansas and works part-time teaching Hebrew in the religious school at Sinai Temple. She also works part-time as a sales associate for a barre fitness studio.
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Tim Goad has been BCC’s Facilities Manager through two BCC buildings, and one giant move! [That one of those buildings is no longer standing is through no fault of Tim!]
Tim was born in Baltimore, MD, and made his circuitous way to LA in 1983, with 32 states worth of adventures along the way.
He has worked with the City of Los Angeles in various youth programs, and he still works as a handyman and jack of all trades for numerous people and organizations.
In 2020, BCC celebrated with Tim a quarter-century of Tim’s good caretaking of our building, and of our members, staff, and clergy. Please note: Tim is not only the tallest, but he’s also the longest-serving employee BCC has ever had. And still counting!!!
Beth Chayim Chadashim is guided by a Board of Directors, elected directly by the membership for 2-year terms. The Board oversees BCC’s programs and services, provides fiscal oversight, hires professional staff, manages synagogue committees and formulates BCC’s long-term strategic plan.