• Rabbi Jim and Rebecca Egolf
    Rabbi Jim and Rebecca Egolf
  • Cantorial Soloist Robin Selinger
    Cantorial Soloist Robin Selinger
  • Rabbi Emeritus Sheldon Ezring
    Rabbi Emeritus Sheldon Ezring
  • Stained Glass
    Stained Glass
  •  Mizrach Quilt
    Mizrach Quilt
  • Ner Tamid (Eternal Light)
    Ner Tamid (Eternal Light)

Rabbi

Rabbi Jim EgolfRabbi Jim Egolf is a Reform Rabbi and a graduate of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He has served congregations in Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Pennsylvania and is excited to be with Temple Beth Shalom in Hudson. Following rabbinic school, he earned a Doctorate of Ministry, with his research focusing on issues in small congregations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cantorial Soloist

Robin-Dec2012Cantorial Soloist Robin Selinger grew up in Arlington, Texas, and earned both bachelors and Ph.D. degrees in physics at Harvard University. She moved to Hudson in 2005 to join the faculty in the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University, where she holds the rank of full professor. She is an active member of the Hava Nashira songleaders' community and manages Jewish music websites Totshabbat.com and Hotshabbat.com.

Besides songleading at Shabbat and holiday services, she also teaches music on Sunday mornings at religious school and enjoys welcoming babies, toddlers and young kids to our monthly Tot Shabbat services.

Congregants who sing or play musical instruments are welcome to contact Robin about opportunities to participate in special music events.... This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Robin has been a member of TBS since 2005 and joined the staff in 2006. She is married to Jonathan Selinger and they have two sons, Joseph and David.

Education Director

Leah LevinsteinLeah Levenstein brings more than twenty years' experience in Jewish leadership and programming to produce quality Jewish engagement opportunities for all ages. She has served as Education Director and in other positions at Temple Israel Akron for the last ten years. She also has Jewish education experience at the Shaw JCC, BBYO, and numerous synagogues. She is originally from Pittsburgh and attended the University of Pittsburgh as well as completing graduate work at Hebrew College in Boston. She is married to Mike Levinstein, an administrator at Kent State. They have four children, Jonah, Eitan, Yael and Ruby, ranging from 9 years old to 9 months old. Leah enjoys long talks over coffee and when she can sneak some time for herself, she rejuvenates through writing, swimming, and anything crafty. We are so excited to welcome Leah and her family to this position and to our congregational community!

Youth Advisor

AJ

We are pleased to welcome AJ Wright to the position of Youth Advisor at Temple Beth Shalom. AJ is a student at Kent State University, majoring in Physical Education. He is originally from Buffalo Grove, IL, where he was an active member of NFTY-CAR. He will be leading our HuBSTY youth groups at both the TYG (high school) and JYG (middle school) levels. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi EzringRabbi Sheldon Ezring served as Rabbi of Temple Beth Shalom from 2009 to 2014. He has now retired and is serving as Rabbi Emeritus. Before coming to Temple Beth Shalom, Rabbi Ezring was Senior Rabbi of Temple Concord in Syracuse, New York, for twenty years. Temple Concord is one of the oldest in the United States, and has around 700 families. He graduated from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati in 1974, has also received several graduate degrees, and was recently trained in mediation. Rabbi Ezring has two grown children, Jennifer and Adam, both of whom live in Washington, D.C. He comes from a family of rabbis--his father was a cantor who became a rabbi, and two of his brothers are rabbis.

 

Upcoming Events

13Dec
Dec. 13, 2017 - Dec. 20, 2017
Chanukah
14Dec
Dec. 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hebrew School
16Dec
Dec. 16, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Torah Study
17Dec
Dec. 17, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday School
5Jan
Jan. 05, 2018 7:45pm - 9:00pm
Shabbat Service