Joy joined the CSBE team in August of 2014 as Social Media and Event Coordinator. She is excited to take on this new role as Administrator and looks forward to deepening her connections with all members of the Synagogue community.
Joy has a BA in English from Stony Brook University and has worked in Jewish communal life since graduation. She is committed to assisting and enriching the Jewish journeys of others in our community.
Joy lives locally with her husband and their daughter.
As administrative assistant, Edie is the first person people encounter when they come to Central Synagogue - Beth Emeth. She is a major factor in helping Jacob's Ladder and the synagogue run smoothly. On a daily basis, she interacts with Rabbi Gruber, Rabbi Skiddell, Cantor Kohlbrenner, Robyn Teigman, the staff and parents of Jacob's Ladder and our congregants. She enjoys the variety of tasks that need to be accomplished each day.
Working with this congregation for over twenty years has taught Edie the intricacies of synagogue life and has enabled her to become active in her own congregation.
Edie lives locally with her husband and is the proud mother of one daughter.
Robyn Teigman came to Jacob’s ladder in 1993 with her degree in early childhood education and a minor is psychology from Syracuse University. Prior to becoming our Early Childhood Director, she had many years of experience in teaching very young children. While she conducted many Mommy and Me classes and taught two-year-olds in synagogue settings, she always worked very closely with parents.
Robyn is married and has two sons.
Daniel Berman became the organist and piano accompanist at Central Synagogue in 2005 after his mother, Claire Berman, retired from the same position.
Daniel is an accomplished concert pianist, who has concertized widely in the US and Europe as well as making solo piano recordings for major CD labels and European radio stations.
He holds B.M. and M.M. degrees in music from the Manhattan School of Music. After college, Dan lived in Germany for four years as a recipient of a German Academic Exchange grant through the Fulbright program for study in Germany at the Hannover Conservatory of Music, where he graduated with honors.
Working closely with our clergy, he provides inspiring music accompanying most temple services. Dan has been involved with Jewish sacred music for most of his professional life and has previously served reform congregations in Merrick, Long Beach and Oceanside.
Sara joined the Central Synagogue - Beth Emeth team as Librarian in October 2016. As Librarian she works with children, staff and congregants as well as maintains the Library’s collection of books, movies, newspapers and all other media. She also works with the library committee to improve the library and work on exciting projects.
Sara earned a masters degree in Library Science from Long Island University. She lives locally with her husband and two daughters.
Please stop by the library on Wednesdays between 3 and 6 pm to check out books or to discuss what’s new in the library!