Our Educators

Religious School Administration & Faculty

Temple Shalom’s Religious School has the highest teacher retention in the city.  Our teachers are professional, experienced and participate in on-going educational development and training.  Our committed and experienced staff administers our school with love and caring.  They are extremely dedicated in their willingness to fulfill the needs and requests of all of our families.

Rabbi Ariel C. Boxman

Rabbi Boxman, as our Rabbi Educator and Director of Lifelong Learning, directs all our educational offerings, with programs for toddlers, pre-K through high schoolers (including our B’nei Mitzvah program) and adults of all ages.

email Rabbi Boxman

Rosie Akerman
Hebrew Coordinator
Rosie oversees the Hebrew program, supporting the teachers and testing our students.

email Rosie Akerman

Kaelah Farber
Youth Advisor
Kaelah plans and facilitates programs for the various youth groups at Temple Shalom and is the first grade Sunday School teacher. She is responsible for a variety of formal and informal educational and social opportunities for our students. Click here to read about Kaelah!

email Kaelah Farber


Karen Thompson
Lifelong Learning Office Manager
Karen manages the Lifelong Learning Office, providing administrative support to the myriad programs offered, including Religious School, Next Dor 2.0, and Adult Education.

email Karen Thompson