To contact us, please call (207) 774-2649 or click on the staff person's name to send them an email.

Rabbi Carolyn Braun -  In 1979, with a B.A. in 19th Century American and English Literature in hand, Rabbi Braun spent two years at the Hillel Foundation at M.I.T. before beginning her journey to the rabbinate. In 1984, she received a Masters degree in Judaic Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. That very year, the decision was made to accept women in the rabbinical program. Rabbi Braun entered with the first class of women and was ordained in 1988. After some time as a chaplain, she joined Temple Beth El as its first female Rabbi and has been leading our congregation since 1994. She is an active participant in a number of programs both in and out of the Jewish community and is an avid Powerlifter. She lives in Portland with her loyal hound, Ruby.

Kate Shalvoy, Executive Director

Abby Halpern, Director of Kadima Beth El Religious School
Program and curriculum development, KBE staff supervision

Zoe Levine Sporer, Administrator
Handles appointment scheduling and correspondence for Rabbi Braun, Event Coordination, Yahrzeit mailings, Temple calendar maintenance, member assistance, and general administrative support.

Sherri Quint, Controller & TBE Memorial Park Director
Accounts payable and receivable, cemetery records and correspondence, grave marker and yahrzeit plaque orders, contributions, member assistance.

Dave Carney, Facilities Manager
Responsible for building maintenance and oversight.

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  • 400 Deering Ave, Portland, ME 04103
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