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Serving as our executive director since 2015, Marla Cohen leads our talented and hard working administrative and facility teams. She is engaged in every aspect of the organization and its volunteers. “I love the diversity of my job.” This third-generation Jewish community builder studied at BU, IU and Brovenders Yeshiva in Israel, and served in Hillel, JCCs and summer camps across the country. Marla and husband Salvador Mandry cook, travel and play in their gardens.
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Rena joined the Adat Shalom staff as Interim Education Coordinator in July, 2019. She was the Executive Director of the American Jewish Society for Service, a service and justice program for high school students, and before that the Deputy Director of the Center for the Advancement of Health, a health education and policy organization in DC. She chaired the board and served as treasurer of the Broadcasters’ Child Development Center and, here at Adat Shalom, Rena coordinated our volunteer efforts with Manna Food Center. Rena, her husband Howard, and their three young adult children, Moses, Mollie and Max, have been members of Adat Shalom since 2010.
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Idan (ee-DAN) is our full-time staff schaliach bringing his special gifts to our Torah School as a Hebrew teacher in HebrewTime, and Kitah Hey (5th grade) classroom teacher, our youth program as an advisor, and our adult Jewish Studies program, with a special focus on Israel education. We are grateful to the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and several valuable donors of Adat Shalom to underwrite this position to Adat Shalom.
Rabbi Jane graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2005. She is a Board Certified Chaplain and has specialized training in Jewish Pastoral Care. She has worked for years with Jewish Social Service Agency and is currently a hospital staff chaplain. Rabbi Jane is married to Adam Diamond and is blessed with three incredible children Mira, Galya and Raphael.
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Sarah joined our staff in December 2016 while completing her Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University. She manages multiple calendars, weekly and monthly newsletters while working with clergy, staff and volunteers. Before joining Adat Shalom, Sarah coordinated youth engagement activities for kids in grades K-6 at Washington Hebrew Congregation and pre-school programs. Sarah loves to visit DC’s wonderful art museums and spend time with her family.
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Marcie is originally from Overland Park, Kansas. She joined us October 2106 and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Torah School and Adat Shalom’s IT infrastructure. Marcie uses her extensive background in organizational and project management skills, in addition to her background in information technology to advance our mission and goals. Marcie enjoys exploring cuisines from around the world, traveling and spending quiet time at home with her husband, and their pets.
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Shay HaLevi recently relocated to Maryland from Israel, with his wife, Kfirah. He has previously worked as a Program Manager for Israel Tech Challenge and Birthright, and has extensive experience working with international Jews. Shay also has a strong background in security from his time working an elite Israeli Police unit and serving as an officer in the IDF.