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our clergy

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.

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Cantor Lianna

A new light in our community, Cantor Lianna fills our sanctuary with beautiful music, gives her energy and love to our preschool families, and guides our B’nei Mitzvah students and religious school students with compassion and support.

A native of Rochester, New York, she is passionate about her role as a Cantor-Educator because it connects to all of the things she loves: teaching, learning, studying history, language, singing, and building relationships with people.     

We Are Hiring 
Temple Beth Shalom Director of Education

TEMPLE BETH SHALOM (TBS) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, seeks a Director of Education, starting June/July 2024, who is passionate about life-long Jewish learning. This person will lead the TBS Religious School, support our Preschool, and guide Adult Education programs.

WHO WE ARE: Temple Beth Shalom is a welcoming and inclusive Reform synagogue in the unique and culturally rich city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a place of nature and wonder, creativity and art. The extraordinary beauty, vast skies, and stunning sunsets of the high-altitude desert lend to a profound sense of spirituality. The oldest and largest Jewish community in Santa Fe, now with around 360 households (about 850 individuals), TBS continues to grow. Our Rabbi celebrates 10 years in our community, and our Executive Director has been with us for 7 years. Our staff are a supportive, kind, friendly, and creative team.
TBS celebrates the diversity of our community. We strive to inspire and model compassion and love in each other and in our ever-evolving tradition. We value the interpersonal wellness of our congregants and contribute to the wellbeing of our larger Northern New Mexico community. Our members often speak of TBS as extended family.

EDUCATION IS A CONTINUUM at TBS; all ages and stages contribute to the sustainability of our community and durability of our tradition. As Director of Education, you will help shape our Jewish future.
-Sunday Religious School: around 40 students from pre-K to 7th grade, plus a robust madrichim (teen aide)
program. Our Director of Education will hire, supervise, and support teacher and aides, provide curriculum, content, methods, and materials, and serve as a resource person for families.
-Wednesday Hebrew School is an intensive program for 4th through 7th with an optional 3rd grade.
-Our teen program, the Hochberg Academy, serves 8th-12 graders as both youth group and religious education,
also on Wednesday evenings. Director of Education will support and supervise our experienced Youth Director and have opportunities to teach in the program. Depending on the needs of the community and your interest, you may have opportunities to travel with teens.
-Preschool serves about 45 children throughout Santa Fe, from 18 months - 5 years old, and is licensed by the State of New Mexico's Early Childhood Education Department. You’ll provide and guide Judaic content and supervise our Preschool director.
-Adult Education is a robust program providing an exciting array of programs for our community.

The successful applicant will work with our Rabbi to plan the educational calendar, including special holiday and educational events; hire and assist Religious and Hebrew School teachers; and ensure the smooth running of the B’nei/B’not Mitzvah program. Our Director of Education works collaboratively with, and is supported by, TBS staff, lay leadership, committees, and volunteers.

- Excitement to teach all ages in a variety of creative modalities.
- Ability to connect with children.
- The desire to engage in family education.
- A positive, collaborative mindset.
- Passion and compassion.
- Ability to use diverse technological tools to teach and to communicate.
- Knowledge of innovative and best practices in Jewish education.
- Solid knowledge of Jewish texts, holidays, and values.
- Successful teaching and administrative experience.
- Strong organizational skills.
- A role model in the larger Jewish community.

This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week, on-campus.
The normal work schedule is Sunday through Thursday, including Wednesday and other evenings,
and Jewish holidays.
Salary is $67,000 - $77,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Additional benefits include paid leave, paid holidays, health and medical coverage.

Interested? Need more information?
Please call Wendy at 505-982-1376 or email

Ready to apply?
Please send your resume, cover letter, and three professional references 

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our administrative staff


Monday - Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm

Friday 9:00am-3:30pm
By Appointment Only

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

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