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Staff Directory & Contact Information

Temple B’nai Abraham

300 East Northfield Road,
Livingston, NJ 07039
entrance off East Cedar Street

Mailing Address
PO Box 46
Livingston, NJ 07039

973.994.2290 | F: 973.994.1838
Emergency number: 973.348.5211

The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham
Fax: 973.994.7999
Web: www.tbanj.org/the-early-school

The Jewish Learning Program of Temple B’nai Abraham (K-12)
Fax: 973.994.7999
Web: www.tbanj.org/jewish-learning-program


David Z. Vaisberg, MARE, MAHL
x 209  |

Jessica F. Epstein
x 262  |

Max Edwards
x 213  |

Clifford M. Kulwin, D.D.
Rabbi Emeritus
x 214  |

Lee CoopersmithD.Min.
Cantor Emeritus  |

Debbie Meron
Clergy Administrative Assistant
x211  |

The Early School
Early Childhood Education (infant
-5 years old)

Debbie Aronson Ziering
Director of Early Childhood Education
x 224  |

Jayme Rein
Administrative Assistant
x 223  |

Sheila Grossman
Founding Director

The Jewish Learning Program
Educational Programs K-12

Melissa G. Weiner
Director of Jewish Learning
x 232 

Arleen Lichtenstein
Special Projects Coordinator
x 251 |

Emmy Atlas
Coordinator, Formal Teen Educational Programs
x 251 

 Alicia Serviss 
Coordinator of Judaic Implementation and School Processes
x 221 

TBA Teen Programming

Melissa G. Weiner
Director of Jewish Learning
x 232  | 




Mara Suskauer
Executive Director
x 215  |

Laura Wold
Office Manager
x 216  |

Alia Covel
Communications & Marketing Manager
x 212  |

Administrative Support

Marcia Swaybill
Event Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
x 210  |

Jill Jeszeck 
x 210  |


Mindy Palin, CPA
Financial Controller
x 228  |

Fredd Wright
x 234  |

Barbara Christofferson
Accounting Associate
x 235  | 


Tracey Bent
Facilities Manager
x 225  |

The B’nai Abraham Memorial Park

Route 22 East
Union, New Jersey 07083
T 908.688.3054/3055
F 908. 688.0058

Whom do I contact for… (973.994.2290)

Accounting Inquiries: Mindy Palin x 228

Aufruf/Baby Naming: Debbie Meron x 211

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training: Cantor Epstein x 262
Rena Casser 973.464.1862


Club TBA (Junior Youth Group): Arleen Lichtenstein x 251

Congregational Learning: Melissa G. Weiner x 232

Facility Use:

  • For a Bris, Kiddush, luncheon, party, reception, wedding: Marcia Swaybill x 210
  • For other purposes: Gail Milchman x 215
  • For set-up & deliveries: Tracey Bent x 225

Jewish Learning Program (Gr. K-12): Melissa G. Weiner x 232

Judaica Shop: Suzanne Weinick

Makom (Gr. 8-12): Melissa G. Weiner x 232

Membership: Gail Milchman x 215

Notification of Life Cycle Events: Laura Wold x 216

Plaques & Dedications:  Gail Milchman x 215

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund: Debbie Meron x 211

Scheduling Meetings: Gail Milchman x 215

The Early School: Debbie Aronson Ziering x 224

Tributes: Receptionist x 210

Website: Alia Covel x 212

Yahrzeits: Laura Wold x 216

Temple Information at a glance

Temple Address: 300 East Northfield Road, Livingston, NJ 07039
Mailing Address: PO Box 46 Livingston, NJ 07039

Website: www.tbanj.org

Telephone: 973.994.2290 Fax 973.994.1838

Administration Office Hours: Mon.– Thurs. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri. 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (summer until 3:00 PM)

In the Louis and Emily Slater Youth and Education Center

The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham
973.994.7016 / Fax 973.994.7999

Classes Mon.– Fri.

Before & After Care Hours 8:00 AM -5:00 PM

3’s & K-ready Classes 9:00 AM

2’s 9:15 AM

Tot Time (Mon. & /or Tues.) 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Jewish Learning Program of Temple B’nai Abraham
973.994.3950 / Fax 973.994.7999

Grades K (Gan)–2  (Bet) Mon-Tues 4:00–5:30 PM or 4:00–6:00 PM

Grades 3 (Gimel)–6 (Vav) Mon & Tues Shoreshim Classes (Judaics,
Specials, Culture, Israel, Music) 4:00–5:30 PM or  4:00–6:00 PM

Grades 3 (Gimel)–6 (Vav) Mon, Tues OR Thurs Mercaz Ivrit Classes (Hebrew & Prayer)
45 minute pod options 3:15 PM -7:00 PM

The Mechinah Year (7th Grade ) Mon 4-5:30 PM or Tues. 5:45–7:15 PM

Club TBA (Grades 3–6)  Monday or Tuesday once a month 5:30–6:30 PM

MAKOM: The Place for Jewish Teens, 8th–12th Grades

Pre-Confirmation, 8th & 9th Grades, Tuesday  evenings
Confirmation, 10th & 11th Grades, Tuesday evenings
Teen Tikkun Olam Group, 8th-12th Grades
Madrichim: Teen Teachers,  8th-12th Grades
B’NAI B’RITH YOUTH (BBYO), 9th–12th Grades
HAMERKAZ (The Center), the JLP special needs program
Kesher College Connection

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