Religious School Administration & Faculty

Temple Shalom's Religious School has the highest teacher retention in the city.  Our teachers are professional, experienced and participate in on-going educational development and training.  Our committed and experienced staff administers our school with love and caring.  They are extremely dedicated in their willingness to fulfill the needs and requests of all of our families.


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Rabbi Ariel C. Boxman 

Rabbi Boxman, as our Rabbi Educator and Director of Lifelong Learning, directs all our educational offerings, with programs for toddlers, pre-K through high schoolers (including our B'nei Mitzvah programs) and adults of all ages.



Rabbi Boxman


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Rosie Akerman

Hebrew Coordinator

Rosie oversees the Hebrew program, Mitkadem, supporting the teachers and testing our students.


Rosie Akerman


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Kaelah Farber

Youth Advisor

Hallie plans and facilitates programs for the various youth groups at Temple Shalom. She is responsible for a variety of formal and informal educational and social opportunities for our students. Want to learn how to play Gaga? Make new friends in other classes? Hang out with Hallie!

Kaelah Farber


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Karen Thompson
Lifelong Learning Office Manager

Karen manages the Lifelong Learning Office, providing administrative support to the myriad programs offered, including Religious School, Next Dor 2.0, and Adult Education


Karen Thompson