Educational Faculty & Staff


Joy Rosenberg has worked in Jewish education since becoming bat mitzvah. She has taught students of all ages, facilitated workshops, trained teachers, and been an administrator for the past 30 years. Originally from California, Joy also lived in New York, Texas and Israel before coming to Temple Beth Shalom in 2009. She holds a BA in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an MA in Education from Long Island University, a certificate in Hebrew language from the WUJS Institute (Arad, Israel), and a Master Teacher certificate from the Bureau of Jewish Education, New York City. Joy enjoys sharing her love of Hebrew and incorporating the arts into Jewish learning. 

Ellen Zieselman - As our BSTY (Beth Shalom Temple Youth) advisor since 1990, one of our B’nai Mitzvah tutors since 1997, and a long-time teacher in our religious school, Ellen can be found at TBS more often than not. Her TBS career began in the fall of 1990 when the 5th grade teacher quit after 2 classes. It went so well that she graduated with her kids to 6th grade and then to 7th. She currently teaches 7th, 8th, 9thand 10thgrades. 


Ellen travels about 7 times a year with our teens to NFTY-SW events and to the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism in Washington, DC. In June of 2008, Ellen was named the URJ’s Youth Worker of the Month. She takes pride in the fact that BSTY has a reputation as the least cliquey, nicest, most welcoming youth group in the region. 


Ellen came to Santa Fe in June of 1989 and retired in 2014 from a successful career as Curator of Education at the New Mexico Museum of Art. She was born in New York City, grew up in New Rochelle, and has a BA in Art History from Brown University and a MA from Williams College. Although she is retired from the New Mexico Museum, we are happy to say that she has not retired from TBS, continuing to give us much of her time.

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