Jewish Educators

The synagogue’s Jewish Education Directors can be reached at (617) 332-7770 or at their email addresses below.

Rabbi Marcia PlumbRabbi Marcia Plumb


Phone: 617-332-7770

RABBI MARCIA PLUMB, most recently from London England, has a vibrancy that is the perfect match for Rabbi Gordon’s verve.  Rabbi Plumb was the Rabbi for London’s Akiva School and the Southgate and District Reform Synagogue.  For 15 years, she was the Director of Spiritual Formation at Leo Baeck, the rabbinic seminary in London.  She has also served as the Rabbi at the North London Progressive Synagogue, and Deep River, Connecticut’s Congregation Beth Shalom. Hoping to lead others on a path towards spiritual enlightenment, she founded Neshama: For Spiritual Wellbeing, a center for spiritual reflection, meditation and the study of Mussar literature.  Plumb was ordained a Rabbi at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York.  She holds a Masters in Hebrew Literature from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas.


Lisa Kideckel - Nursery School DirectorLisa Kideckel, Nursery School Director


Phone: 617-332-7770 x 3236

LISA KIDECKEL came to us with years of experience both as an educator and a director. She has dedicated her professional career to the education of young children. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University, with a concentration in Child Development and Family Studies; a Masters of Education Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maryland; and she holds Director II Certification from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Lisa served as the Director of the Suzuki Preschool of Newton where she established the preschool from it’s inception. Lisa’s extensive background includes terms at Temple Emeth Nursery School, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston, and Temple Israel of Swampscott.

Lisa is married to Rabbi Earl Kideckel of Temple Beth Torah in Holliston. They are the parents of Stacey, Cory, and Bradley.


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