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Rabbi David Starr, Ph.D.

Rabbi Starr is excited about the opportunity to embrace the sacred Rabbi role at CMT. He is looking forward to meeting the members of our community and partnering with leadership, staff, and our campus partners in envisioning what’s to come at CMT.

Rabbi Starr has Rabbinic Ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America and holds a PhD in History and Jewish Studies from Columbia University. He was born in New York City and grew up mostly in Boston and Minnesota. He has worked in Washington D.C. and Israel, now living in Brookline, MA with his wife, Jennifer Gallop and daughters, Gabrielle and Emma.
 
Rabbi Starr is a long-term member of the 384 Campus and has taught and led services with Campus partners throughout the years. He has a passion for Jewish history, traditions, and is a well-regarded teacher of Torah and Judaism. Rabbi Starr founded the widely popular Me’ah program, an in-depth adult learning experience studying the narrative of the Jewish people. We look forward to learning more from Rabbi Starr.


Email: rabbistarr@mishkantefila.org
617-332-7770, ext. 220

Intern Rabbi David Kaplinsky

David Kaplinsky is a fourth-year rabbinical student who just transferred to Hebrew College after spending three years at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. He hails from New Orleans, LA and Chicago, IL, where he grew to love Judaism and eventually decided to become a Rabbi. He has also studied at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Hadar in New York, and Svara Yeshiva in Chicago.

Email: davidk@mishkantefila.org
617-332-7770

Toni Spitzer Executive Director 

Toni Spitzer has been working at CMT since 2019, coming to us with over ten years’ experience in synagogue management, and an additional 14 years’ experience in Early Jewish Childhood Education.  Toni graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in Judaic and Near Eastern Studies. She currently lives in Holliston, MA with her husband Laurence, and son Evan. Her daughter Rose lives nearby and visits often.

Toni is an accomplished and empathic professional with extensive experience and finely-honed abilities in office management, committee building, donor development, clergy assistance, and relationship building. She possesses a knowledge of Jewish ritual and programming that she utilizes to best serve our community.

Email: toni@mishkantefila.org
617-332-7770, ext. 210

Lorraine Kalp Executive Assistant

617-332-7770
lorraine@mishkantefila.org

 

OFFICERS

Co-Presidents
Sharon Diamond & Chuck Diamond


Vice President
Judith Freedman Caplan

Vice President
Suzanne Kaitz

Vice President
Phyllis Katz

Treasurer
Lynda Gordon

Secretary
Marcy Fischer

External Comunity Counselor
Mel Shuman

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2022-2025 Term
Lauri-Jo Kotzen
Miriam Drukman
Deborah Glickman

Susan Florence Smith
Jared Stein
Alison Wintman

2023-2026 Term
Candy Gould
Gary Miller
Nancy Lejfer
Cheryl Grau
Faye Sienkiewicz
Barry Caplan

2024-2027 Term
Irving Bigio
David Gould
Daniel Grau
Jeffrey Katz
Rosalie Reszelbach
Robin Shuman

Honorary Director:
Mitchell Selig, z"l

 

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

2022-2025 Term
Sherri Goodstein
Marcia Barron
Lou Mansdorf
Marci Sage

2023-2026 Term
Larry Fischer
Lisa Pollack
Austin Wertheimer
Steven Kaitz
Mark Goodstein

 

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