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Administrative Team


Karen Turk, Interim Executive Director, kturk@templeisraelnc.org

Your resource for:
questions regarding how to partner with Temple Israel on
   community initiatives and programs

• questions regarding the temple’s Board of Trustees and
   issues related to the strategic direction and/or governance
   of the 
synagogue
• information about how to establish an endowment or
  in-house fund at Temple Israel or if you are interested in
  making a donation associated with a naming opportunity

• special event and meeting planning, renting space, catering services
• coordinating events for internal functions, Shabbat services, and congregational 
  special events
• questions or concerns regarding a member of Temple Israel’s personnel team


Katharine LaBadie, Executive Assistant, klabadie@templeisraelnc.org 

Your resource for:
• connecting with our Clergy for pastoral care, to schedule a
  meeting or lesson 
• connecting with our Executive Director to schedule a meeting
• questions related to lifelong learning classes, holidays and
  weekly services  
• making a donation, either over the phone or in-person

 

SueAnn Burroughs, Office Administrator, sburroughs@templeisraelnc.org 

Your resource for:
• general questions about programs, events, and services
• making a donation, either over the phone or in-person
• event registration  
• facility information
• scheduling an appointment for the mikvah
• building repairs and maintenance  
 


Erin Goldstein, Membership Director, egoldstein@templeisraelnc.org 

Your resource for:
• questions about membership or your annual commitment 
• setting up your Temple Israel online account or updating
  membership information 
• how to get involved and engaged in our community through 
  committees and numerous volunteer opportunities 
• information about becoming a Legacy Donor  
• ordering a Yahrzeit plaque or Simcha leaf


Alan Johnathan, Director of Youth and Family Engagement, ajohnathan@templeisraelnc.org

Your resource for:
• Youth Groups (3rd - 12th graders) 
• College Outreach Program 
• Torah on Tap (our Young Professionals group)

 


 

Barbara Paterek,
Interim Accounting Manager, bpaterek
@templeisraelnc.org


Your resource for:
• accounting 
• membership billing 
• human resources


 

Red Cape Marketingmarketing@templeisraelnc.org

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Religious School Team

Rabbi Helene Kornsgold, Director of Congregational Education, 
hkornsgold@templeisraelnc.org

Your resource for:
• curricular information about Temple Israel Religious School 
• information about applying for a job at TIRS 
• school requirements 
• Jewish school-wide programs/assemblies 
• Torah Tots programming
• information on Congregational Education​​​​​​
 

Melissa Lefko, Education & Youth Assistant, TIRS@templeisraelnc.org

Your resource for:
• questions about the TIRS schedule, the number of Shabbat
  Services your child(ren) has/have attended 
• RSVPing for TIRS Shabbat Dinner/Torah Tots/Family Education
  programs 
• registering for Religious School/High Holiday Programs

Sun, September 19 2021 13 Tishrei 5782