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Sharon Israel Moskovitz
Executive Director


Sharon Israel Moskovitz was born in Ramat Gan, Israel. Leaving Israel at a young age, her family moved around the world until finally settling down in Miami. Sharon was actively involved in her youth group and spent many summers in Israel. While studying at the University of Central Florida, Sharon was instrumental in developing active Hillel programs on campus.

In 2006 Sharon began working for Temple Judea in the Margaux Early Childhood Preschool. Sharon became the Youth Director in 2007 and in 2013 she added Temple Program Coordinator to her job. In 2015, she became the Director of Engagement and Outreach followed by her time as the Associate Executive Director in 2019. In 2020 Sharon excitedly stepped into the role as Executive Director, she looks forward to another 14 years!   Sharon brings her deep love for Israel and Judaism and hopes to provide a meaningful and fun environment for our families.

When Sharon and her husband Jeff aren’t traveling, eating or boating you can find them cheering for their Miami Heat. Sharon is also a self-proclaimed connoisseur in Israeli cuisine and is always ready for shawarma and hummus. They added to their family twin boys, Alex and Max in 2013 and little
sister Stella Jordan joined the family in 2017.

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Danielle F. Spiegelman
Sr. Director of Advancement


Danielle is a seasoned executive with twenty-seven years of experience in non-profit and for-profit organizational management and revenue generation. Prior to joining Judea in 2017, Danielle served as CEO / Executive Director for Cancer Support Community Greater Miami (CSCGM).

CSCGM highlights included: first Pediatric Oncology Program with Carnival Foundation; working with Sharp General Contractors, for first Haitian Cancer Support Group; cultivating and securing first hospital-based partnerships with Baptist Health South Florida / MCI and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; first multi-year Giving Society, Guardians of Hope; serving on first “Congressional Caucus on Cancer”; hosting Cancer Moonshot 20 / 20 Summit alongside, CSC HQ, Vice President Joseph Biden and The White House.

Prior to CSCGM, Danielle was Temple Beth Am Campus Development Director where she worked with leadership and managed all fundraising including the $24 million Home for Our Heritage Capital & Endowment Campaign.

From 1999 – 2007, she was Marketing Director for The Falls shopping center responsible for marketing, advertising, branding, public relations / crisis management, corporate and promotional partnerships and special events. Milestones included Top Marketing / Regional Business Partnership Performer: 2004 - 2006; and national recognition for securing $1.8 million in non-tenant revenue.

Danielle came to The Falls from University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center where she served as Director of Special Events. Prior, Spiegelman was Regional Director, Advertising Sales & Marketing Manager for Florida and Caribbean for Conde Nast Publications and Pace Communications.

Personal charitable causes include Hadassah of Greater Miami (Chavarot Chapter) where Spiegelman received the Woman of Distinction Award and National Leadership Award during her decade-long service. A three-time Children’s Home Society Outstanding Volunteer Award recipient, she has served as a Board Member and/or Committee Chair for Greater Miami Jewish Federation Southwest Dade Women’s Division as well as an event chair for Temple Beth Am and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Currently, the Spiegelmans raise funds and awareness for Blue Star Camps’ Scholarship Program and advances in treating seizure disorders at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Brain Institute.

Spiegelman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising from University of Florida and lives in Miami with her husband Marc and their children Logan, Austin and Ethan.

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Beth Young
Senior Director of Education - Kalish Education Chair


Beth Young is the Director of Education at Temple Judea in Coral Gables, FL. She works to provide engaging educational opportunities for learners from infants to adults. A product of the Reform movement’s summer camps, Beth is committed to Jewish summer camping and serves on faculty at URJ Camp Coleman, the Reform camp serving the southeast. 

Beth holds a Masters in Jewish Education and a Masters in Early Childhood Education. She received the title of Reform Jewish Educator, completed the Senior Educators Cohort through the Institute for Experiential Jewish Education and is a Wexner Field Fellow, a three year fellowship for Jewish professionals. 

Beth currently serves on the national of the Association of Reform Jewish Educators and co-chaired the organization’s Task Force on Excellence. In 2016, Beth was recognized with their Distinguished Educator’s Award.

Beth is married to Rabbi Danny Young and they have two children. 
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Mikki Feinberg
Early Childhood Director


Mikki, born and raised in Coconut Grove, grew up in a household where neither parent was Jewish. She was firsexposed to Judaism while attending Ransom-Everglades High school where her father was a teacher. Her closest friends were Jewish and the values and traditions stuck with Mikki. She even learned the Shema in her first step towards conversion. Mikki attended the University of Florida where she met and fell ilove with a nice southern Jewish boy, her husband Lee. Still, she had no real experience with the Jewish religion, other then being close to those who did practice it.

 

After moving back to Miamafter college, Mikki took and intro to Judaism class here at Temple Judea. Yea rs later, she walked through the same doors looking for preschool for her daughter, Sophie. Immediately she felt a strong connection and both Sophie and her son, Jake, attended preschool here. Through the years, she was very involved with the preschool as a parent. Mikki was always the room mother in her children's classrooms and went above and beyond thcall of duty using her creative and warm personality. Mikki also became involved in the PreschooAssociation helping with any volunteer job at her disposal. Eventually, her involvement and dedication was noticed and she began teaching classes. Over thyears she has taught 2 year olds, Mommy and Me classes, Grandma and Me classes, substituted, taught Pre-k 4, and taught in the Religious school.

 

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Gaby Enser Tangir
B'nai Mitzvah Coordinator


Gaby is the B’nai Mitzvah Director, where she oversees the Temple Judea B’nai Mitzvah program. This includes B’nai Mitzvah Club, one-on-one tutoring, and supporting the child and family as they prepare for this special occasion. Gaby prepares adult congregants to read Torah and leads High Holy Days family services. One of Gaby’s passions is leading Shabbat En Español Services.

Gaby was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. There Gaby studied Hazanut (Cantorial music) and social communication, oriented in publicity and education. Gaby was the High Holidays Cantor at Temple Bet-Hilel (2000/5761) and Temple Shalom in Sao Pablo, Brazil (2001/5762). 

In 2002 Gaby and her husband Ariel immigrated to Miami. She began working at Temple Judea as a Cantorial Associate. In 2004, Gaby’s responsibilities shifted to the b’nai mitzvah preparation process and since then she has mentored every Bar/Bat mitzvah student.  

Gaby, Ariel, and their two sons Eitan and Matias, consider Temple Judea their second home!

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Sarah B. Cotler
Experiential Education Director


Sarah Cotler serves as Temple Judea’s Experiential Education Director, giving her the opportunity to work with youth of all ages in many fun and unique ways. She oversees JTY, our student-led temple youth group, as well as Temple Judea’s younger youth programs: STAR123, Club 45, and JTY Jr. Sarah also works to help coordinate family programming, retreats, and serves as a specialist for J-PLEX - Temple Judea’s religious school program.

Having grown up in South Florida, Sarah was a member of NFTY-STR and a camper at URJ Camp Coleman. She has continued to spend her summers in the Cleveland, Georgia mountains in many different roles throughout the years, such as general counselor, unit programmer, and unit head, which has given her the opportunity to work directly with many of Temple Judea’s Coleman campers! Sarah attended the University of Central Florida and immediately became involved with Hillel and served as a Campus Engagement Intern, working to connect with Jewish students around UCF who were not already involved with the community. After she earned her degree in Event Management, she moved to Haifa, Israel where she taught English at a Jewish elementary school as a part of the MASA Israel Teaching Fellowship. She worked with students in 2nd-6th grade, teaching English in fun and innovative ways to help encourage the students and increase their desire to learn the language. Sarah’s love for Jewish youth work started when she was young and she is so excited to be able to return to the community she grew up in. 

When she is not at Temple Judea, Sarah loves to spend her time cooking, rock climbing, hiking (despite Florida’s lack of height), and spending time with her family in Coral Springs. 

 

Jenny Snyder
Pianist


Jenny Snyder has worked extensively throughout the Americas as a pianist, musical director and composer in classical and musical theatre settings.  Born on the island of Guam, she began studying piano at the age of five and made her concerto debut at age 11.  At 12 she made her solo recital debut and took the position of harpsichordist for the Black Hills Chamber Music Society.  She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance (summa cum laude) from the Eastman School of Music under Ms. Nelita True, and pursued graduate studies there in accompanying and chamber music with Dr. Jean Barr.  Ms. Snyder received Eastman's Excellence in Accompanying Award in both 2001 and 2002 for her performances with students and faculty members.  She has since been an accompanist to a wide variety of musicians from professional whistler Jason Serinus (the voice of Woodstock in Peanuts movies) to renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, with whom she has appeared in concert and on film.

Although trained as a classical pianist, Ms. Snyder has enjoyed a career in musical theatre venues as a coach and musical director.  She also has a keen interest in new music and is a pianist for NODUS, Miami’s contemporary music ensemble.  She has enjoyed working with many distinguished contemporary composers including John Zorn and Steve Reich, on whose premier recording of The Desert Music (2001 chamber version) she is featured playing synthesizer.  Ms. Snyder has lived in Miami since 2005 when she joined the staff of Florida International University School of Music’s Division of Vocal Studies as an accompanist and coach. She is currently a collaborative pianist for the voice department at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, and the pianist, High Holiday conductor and preschool music teacher at Temple Judea in Coral Gables, where her original compositions and arrangements are performed regularly.

 

 

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