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OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm | Friday 9:00am-3:30pm | Meetings by appointment only

To schedule an appointment with Cantor or the Rabbi, please call or email Faith

our congregation

Temple Beth Shalom is a welcoming and inclusive community.
We celebrate Reform Judaism, explore our connection with God, and dedicate ourselves to

learning and pursuing justice.
Temple Beth Shalom is the oldest and largest Jewish congregation in one of North America’s oldest

and most unique cities!

We unequivocally welcome Jews from ALL backgrounds. Traditional, interfaith, LGBTQ+, Conversos & Crypto-Jews. All who feel a connection to Judaism, or who are interested in Jewish life and practice,

are invited to join us. 

Temple Beth Shalom is also a leader in social justice, promoting a future based on progressive Jewish ethical values. Together, we explore our spirituality, we study, we form life-long friendships, and we share life's journey while doing our bet to make the world a better place. 

our clergy

Rabbi Neil with torah scroll

Rabbi Neil 

Known for his soaring sermons, Rabbi Neil came to us in 2014 after nearly ten years as the principal rabbi of Bournemouth Reform Synagogue in England.

 

A transformational leader in the interfaith community, he is a social justice advocate instrumental in organizing the 1500-person Rally Against Racism in the Santa Fe Plaza in the summer of 2017 and works tirelessly to protect those at risk in our community and our fragile environment

Rabbi Neil's Soul Searching podcast explores deep questions of meaning, such as why are we here, is there right and wrong, is truth relative or absolute, is there life after death? These interviews with faith leaders, academics and artists are listened to all around the world, and you can find previous shows here.....

our administrative staff

Santa Fe New Mexico Temple Beth Shalom Staff
Santa Fe New Mexico Temple Beth Shalom Staff

Our board of trustees

PRESIDENT
Meredith Brown

LEGAL COUNSEL
Chris Pommier

VP ADMINISTRATION
Marlene Schwalje 

VP PROGRAMS
Dana Densmore

VP EDUCATION
Sandra Wechsler

SECRETARY
Zoey Barnes

TREASURER

Gary Goldstein

PAST PRESIDENT
Lisa Adelman

THREE-YEAR TRUSTEES
Katie Bush
Julie Rivers
Nick Freedman
Deborah Weinberg

TWO-YEAR TRUSTEES
Callum Bell
Philip Kovnat
Jarel LaPan Hill

ONE-YEAR TRUSTEES
David Shulman
CozetteHansen
Zoey Barnes
Dan Pava

 

our committees

PRESIDENT 
Meredith Brown 


BUILDING FUND COMMITTEE
Co-Chairs Dana Densmore and Ethel Hess

MITZVAH CORPS MEALS
Chair Ned Laventall
 
CHAVERIM
Co-Chairs Elaine Meizlish and Saraí Baxter

RITUAL RENEWAL COMMITTEE
Rabbi Neil Amswych


VP ADMINISTRATION  |  Marlene Schwalje

BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE
Chair Dan Pava

COVID RESPONSE COMMITTEE
Chair Rabbi Neil Amswych

MEMBERSHIP
Chair Deborah Weinberg

NOMINATIONS
Chair Ethel Hess

PERSONNEL
Chair Marlene Schwalje

 

SECURITY
Chair Callum Bell

VP EDUCATION  |  Sandra Wechsler

PRESCHOOL PTO
Chair Sandra Wechsler

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Chair Cantor Lianna Mendelson 

VP PROGRAMS  |  Dana Densmore

TIKKUN OLAM COMMITTEE
Chair Rabbi Neil Amswych

ADULT EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Chair Jane Segal

ISRAEL COMMITTEE
Chair David Shulman

LIBRARY COMMITTEE
Chair Dana Densmore

TREASURER  |  Gary Goldstein

FINANCE COMMITTEE
Chair Gary Goldstein

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Chair Julie Rivers

SECRETARY  |  Zoey Barnes

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
Chair Zoey Barnes

our strategic plan

Our committee worked hard to create a plan for the future of Temple Beth Shalom that fully represents our loving community & all that it encompasses. 

our by-laws

Amended & Restated June 2022

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