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Howard Goldman
Executive Director


Howard Goldman and his wife Barbara are long time members of Temple Judea where their sons, Zachary and Aaron, were raised.  Prior to becoming Executive Director in 2014, and prior to selling his last company in 2011, Howard owned and ran businesses in the household products, bio-tech, and wholesale pharmaceutical industries.  Most recently after his last business, Howard studied Computer Science at Florida International University.

Howard grew up in Miami at Temple Israel where his Jewish involvement began.  While at Temple Israel he was president of the youth group and a member of Zion AZA.  During college he was a counselor at Camp Coleman and Camp Barney Medintz.

After graduating from the University of Florida (yes, another Gator!) where he was a member of TEPhi fraternity, Howard went into the family business and became active in the Jewish community.  He has been very active in Hillel on university campuses (at UF, throughout Florida & nationwide), the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Temple Judea (serving on the board and executive committee).  Howard is also an ardent supporter of Israel and has been there many times including twice with the March of the Living.

Howard looks forward to utilizing years of experience in the business world to help Temple Judea move forward with a new vision, as a leader in the Reform Jewish movement.

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Steven Kandler
Temple Administrator


Steven Kandler and his wife, Ilene, are both Brooklynites and grew up three streets apart without knowing one another.  As a married couple, they immediately left Brooklyn for the wide open spaces of Las Cruces, NM, so Steve could pursue an advanced degree in chemistry.  

After laboring as a chemist (and teacher) for over 20 years, he had an epiphany.  He realized that he was not going to leave a mark as a chemist but, after volunteering in his synagogue in Bridgeport, CT, he decided he wanted to be a synagogue professional and became their first administrator/executive director.  He was hooked and never looked back on his chemical career.  He loves working with the professional staffs, lay leadership and congregants and has been in this field for over twenty five years either as a permanent or interim executive director.  

Steve looks forward to spending many years at Temple Judea and getting to know everyone who walks through our doors. 
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Danielle F. Spiegelman

Sr. Director of Campus 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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Sharon Israel Moskovitz

Director of Engagement and Outreach


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. Most recently in 2019, Sharon became the Associate Executive Director. 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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Beth Young

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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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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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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