Our Clergy


Rabbi Andrew Paley is the Senior Rabbi and Spiritual Leader of Temple Shalom, a Reform congregation in Dallas, Texas and began his tenure in 2004. Ordained in 1995, Rabbi Paley holds a Master’s Degree in Hebrew Letters and a Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, and Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from The Ohio State University. He is also a Prepare/Enrich certified marital and premarital counselor.

In the city of Dallas, Rabbi Paley is a Dallas Police Chaplain and Chair of the Dallas Police Chief’s Multi-Faith Advisory Council, a member of the Good Neighbor Task Force of the City of Dallas District 12, a founding member and past Chair of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, a board member of The Senior Source, and a member of the Muslim/Jewish Advisory Council of the Dallas Chapter of The American Jewish Committee.

Rabbi Paley has served as a mentor for rabbinic colleagues in congregations around the country as well as to rabbinical students in seminary.

He has edited two prayer books, one for the Sabbath and one for families for the High Holy days.

Rabbi Paley is married to Deborah Niederman and is the father of Molly and Samuel.



Email: apaley@templeshalomdallas.org
Phone: (972) 661-1810 x201      

Emergency number: (972) 661-1810 x300




Cantor Croll, a native of Buffalo, New York, is an invested cantor having graduated with honors in liturgical interpretation from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion’s School of Sacred Music in 1978. He spent ten years as cantor and music director of Temple Beth Torah in Upper Nyack, New York. He also served as cantor in Los Angeles, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has performed in Israel and appeared as guest soloist with Kol Echad, the premier Jewish chorale in Los Angeles and the Albuquerque Symphony, as well as the Kennedy Center’s July 4th celebration “Let Freedom Sing”. Cantor Croll is a member of the Cantor’s Assembly and is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the American Conference of Cantors.

HUC-JIR bestowed an honorary Doctorate of Music degree on Cantor Croll for his twenty-five years in the cantorate and in June 2018, Cantor Croll received an award celebrating his forty years in the cantorate. In 2008, Cantor Croll was Temple Shalom Brotherhood’s Man of the Year in celebration of his 13 years at Temple Shalom. In 2013, Cantor Croll was inducted as a Life Member into Brotherhood’s Hall of Fame. Cantor Croll retired on May 31, 2013. Cantor Croll is currently the senior clergy at Congregation Beth El Binah in Dallas. 

Cantor Croll is married to Jan Gartenberg.


Rabbi Roseman came to Temple Shalom in 1985 after serving as the Rabbi of Temple Beth El in Madison, Wisconsin. Ordained in 1966, Rabbi Roseman also earned a Ph.D. in Jewish History. He served as Dean of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and taught Jewish history at Southern Methodist University. Rabbi Roseman served as Co-Chairman of the National Joint Commission on Jewish Education and Chairman of the Committee on Family and Children’s Liturgy. His series of Jewish history books for adolescents garnered two prestigious awards. As a community activist, he represented Temple Shalom as an officer of the Attending Clergy Association of Presbyterian Hospital and Chairman of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Dallas. Author of Of Tribes and Tribulations (2014) which addresses twelve of the most common issues raised by religious seekers. Rabbi Roseman passed away on 4/26/2020 from Covid-19 complications. 

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