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Paul Stouber, Executive Director 

Paul is Temple Emanu-El's new executive director.  Born and raised in Flushing, New York, Paul has always been active in the Jewish community, particularly in synagogue life. Throughout his teenage and early adult years, Paul sang in his temple's High Holiday choir and led its youth services. Upon moving to Providence in 1989, Paul brought his skills to Temple Emanu-El, where he became a service leader and Torah reader, an active participant in the temple Choral Club, and a long-time songwriter and performer in its hallmark Purim Spiel. Paul formerly served as Temple Emanu-El's Ritual Director and on its Board of Directors, with stints as Treasurer and Vice President for Financial Development. Community-wide, Paul has taught at the Jewish Community Day School and has served on the Boards of Jewish Family Service and Harry Elkin Midrasha.

Prior to assuming his admistrative roles at Temple Emanu-El, Paul was the executive director and owner of The Princeton Review of Rhode Island. He holds a BA in Mathematics from Rhode Island College and MS in Finance from Boston College.

Paul is blessed with the love and support of his wife, Donna, and their daughters, Abby and Zmira.

To e-mail Paul: pstouber@teprov.org.

 

Ronni Guttin, Director of Education

Bio coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Jasper, Librarian

Josh is the new Librarian at the Rosen Library. Josh has an MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (with a concentration in Bible and Ancient Near East) from Brandeis University and an MS in Library and Information Science from in Simmons College SLIS. He has a BA from Binghamton University – SUNY in History, Anthropology, and Classical Civilizations. He is also the Librarian/Archivist at the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association.  To e-mail Josh: jjasper@teprov.org.

 

 

 

 

Shoshana Jacob, Director of Youth & Family Programs

 

Shoshana Jacob, nee Shoshie Miller, was born, bred and raised at Temple Emanu-El in Providence. She credits her time spent at both the Alperin Schechter Day School and Temple Emanu-El for her deep love of Judaism and Jewish education. Shosh was part of Providence USY, as both a member and eventually a board member and present when they won International Chapter of the Year.

Her time in Providence USY helped shape her life and put her on the path towards Jewish informal education. Upon leaving Providence, she went on to get her BA in Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford. Shosh has been working in the Jewish community as an educator, Youth Director, and Family Programmer since graduating in 2006. Shosh is truly honored to be back at Temple Emanu-El and hopes to be able to give to the youth and young families what Temple Emanu-El gave to her and also to her family. 

She recently moved "home" (back to Providence), with her husband, Josh, two children, Meital and Avi, and dog Bailey. 

To e-mail Shosh: shosh@teprov.org

 

 

Thu, October 19 2017 29 Tishrei 5778