Temple Judea welcomes new executive director

Temple Judea welcomes new executive director
Executive Director Steven Goldberg (Photo provided by Temple Judea)

The Temple Judea Executive Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Steven Goldberg to Temple Judea as executive director. He will replace Maxine Peresechensky, who has retired after over 16 years of devoted service to the temple.

Goldberg comes to his new position after a 33-year career in education. He has a significant background in both guidance as well as school administration, having served as principal of elementary and secondary schools for several years.

His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from SUNY Albany and a Master of Science degree in school counseling from Long Island University.

He also earned a professional diploma in school district administration from Long Island University. He worked first as a guidance counselor, moving then to the position of assistant principal and then to principal.

Goldberg’s experiences in education and guidance will serve him well in all aspects of the temple’s programs.  He will be involved with navigating the many and varied programs of Temple Judea.

He will work closely with the school director in planning and suggesting programs for the students who range in age from five years old and up to high school level. Some of his responsibilities will include working closely with the board to implement new ideas for the synagogue and its members.

Goldberg will be responsible for the day-to-day operations at the synagogue such as budget, calendar coordination, security, meeting and greeting new congregants.

He has an active interest in the Holocaust and will be pleased to work with the director of the Irving Roth Holocaust Resource Center, an educational facility located within the Temple Judea campus.

Goldberg is eager to begin this new endeavor and to work closely with Rabbi Todd Chizner and Cantor Deborah Jacobson.

Some of the responsibilities he will tackle will include, supporting the rabbi and cantor in their daily work and promoting specific programs the clergy offers.

In the short time Steven Goldberg has served as executive director, he has already established himself as a friendly and active listener, and an advocate of inclusion of the members in many of the Temple projects and activities.

Temple Judea is located at 333 Searingtown Road in Manhasset (exit 36N on LIE).

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