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Terry Taubman
Terry Taubman  
Terry Taubman
Executive Director
 

Terry Taubman has been the Executive Director of Congregation Beth Israel since 1989.  She is responsible for the administration, operations and development of the synagogue.  In addition, she assists in recruitment and retention of membership.

"I believe that the particular challenge of being a temple executive director is in maintaining a balance between the priorities of a warm, caring community and the necessities of a successful business." Terry has 4 children and is married to Lon Taubman, an attorney.

 
Stacy Rosenthal
Stacy Rosenthal
Stacy Rosenthal
Religious School Principal
Stacy Rosenthal was born and raised in Arizona and received her B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona. Stacy began her educational career as a second grade teacher in the public school system and, after taking a leave from teaching to work inside the home, was named as the Director of Congregation Beth Israel’s (CBI) Mark L. Haberkorn Religious School in 2007. Also in 2007, Stacy collaborated with the Council for Jews with Special Needs to create Simchat Shabbat, an inclusive monthly Shabbat service that is open to Jews of all ages and abilities.

In 2011, Stacy was selected as one of 16 members of the inaugural cohort of the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education through Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion. Stacy recently earned her Masters of Religious Education (M.A.R.E). In July 2013, Stacy earned the title of Reform Jewish Educator (R.J.E). In addition to serving as the Director of the Haberkorn Religious School, Stacy co-created and oversees Ma’ayan, CBI’s own educational program for 8th – 12th graders. Stacy recently began serving a two year term on the board of directors of the National Association of Temple Educators’ and was asked to be a presenter at the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial.  Additionally, she is member of the Anti-Defamation League’s.Glass Leadership Institute. She and her husband, Greg, are the proud parents of Alex, Benjamin and Annie.

 
Kim Subrin

Kim Subrin

Kim Subrin
Chanen Preschool Director

Kim Subrin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but grew up in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. She spent much of her childhood involved in the Jewish Community, through her synagogue and Jewish summer camps.  After completing high school, Kim moved to Illinois where she attended Illinois State University and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Human Relations and her Master’s degree in Human Services Counseling. After some time as a social worker, Kim realized her true passion was to work with the Jewish Community. After many summers of working at a JCC day camp and resident camp, Kim began working at the JCC in Skokie, Illinois before moving to Phoenix in 2000 to work at the Valley of the Sun JCC. Kim spent almost 10 years as the JCC at the Youth and Camping Director, creating all of their youth programs as well as starting Shemesh Day Camp and then the Program Director where she worked with JCC wide programs and all departments.

In 2009, Kim took a little break from work while she and her husband, Brian, started their family with the birth of their son Brayden. Kim started as the Director at Chanen Preschool in August of 2009. She feels so lucky to be part of such a wonderful community and have the opportunity to see the Chanen students' smiling faces and hear their giggles up and down the hallways every day!  Kim and Brian enlarged their family with a second son, Parker, born in 2011. It doesn’t hurt that she gets to share her school experience with her two sons either!

 
Brian Mitchell
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Brian Mitchell
Camp Stein Director
 

Brian Mitchell became the Director of Camp Daisy and Harry Stein in February 2013. Brian is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up as a camper and counselor growing up at Camp Sabra in the Lake of the Ozarks. A graduate of the University of Indiana at Bloomington, Brian has spent the majority of his adult life as a Jewish professional.

Prior to becoming our Camp Director, Brian was the Director of the University of Missouri Hillel at Columbia. More particular to the skill set necessary to lead our camp, Brian spent five years (2006-2011) as the full time Senior Assistant Director of the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Crane Lake Camp in West Stockbridge, MA. Brian served as one of two senior professionals and was responsible for recruiting over 700 campers and supervising 200 staff members (making Crane Lake roughly twice the size of Camp Stein). He was directly responsible for planning and organizing the summer session, including overnight planning, daily and weekly schedules, staff supervision and camper support. According to his glowing recommendations, Brian was beloved by campers, parents and staff for his professionalism, warmth, humor and menschlikite.

In addition to his years as a professional leader in the setting of a Jewish summer camp, there were several other experiences and skills which impressed our committee. In his third year as Senior Assistant Director, Brian oversaw the transition from the long time, beloved Camp Director of Crane Lake to their current Director. This experience gave him an acute awareness of the personal and professional sensitivities involved in transitioning from one director to another. From that transition, he recognized the nuances of maintaining institutional continuity and history while, at the same time, envisioning the importance of moving forward and creating a safe and healthy Jewish summer camp environment for campers and staff. Brian has also been a member and standards visitor of the American Camping Association which gives him a strong commitment to health and safety issues along with an eye toward strict adherence to the ACA standards for operating a top notch camp site. Furthermore, included in Brian’s credentials in informal Jewish education are participation as a “Yitro Fellow” through the Foundation for Jewish Camp from 2009-2012 and his leadership of seven Birthright Israel trips through the URJ’s Kesher program.

Brian resides in Scottsdale, and his parents live in St. Louis. He has one sister, a brother-in-law, a niece and nephew who live in Kansas City, Missouri.

 
Carol Reynolds
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Carol Reynolds
Library and Museum Director
Carol met her future husband, Dan, in Organic Chemistry lab at the University of Vermont. Later, they attended school in Philadelphia where she graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. Dan and Carol were married in 1974. They have three sons and one grandson.

In 1996, Dan and Carol moved to Scottsdale and joined CBI in 1997. Carol has been the Library Director since 2000 and became the Museum Director in 2007. She is also a Past President of CBI.

Her favorite hobby is knitting, which her grandmother taught her in her lap with her hands on Carol's. Carol goes everywhere with her knitting bag making blankets for the baby baskets ready to be delivered to CBI’s newborn members.

 
Taylor Poslosky
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Taylor Poslosky
Youth Director

 

Taylor was born and raised in Overland Park, KS, and grew up attending Congregation Beth Torah. She has worked in the Jewish world since the age of 13 as a Madricha (teacher’s aide) in Hebrew and Sunday School. She went on to become the Religious and Culture Vice President (RCVP) of her own BTTY (Beth Torah Temple Youth), and is so excited to continue working with our youth, CBI’s BITY. Taylor attended a variety of Jewish summer camps growing up including Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI), in Indiana, and The Union for Reform Judaism’s summer home, KUTZ Camp. She went on to staff at GUCI the summer before she entered college. The following summer, she participated in the Brandeis Collegiate Institute summer program. In addition, she took an internship with the Jewish Federation of Kansas City in the summer of 2011 while also working part-time at her home congregation. The summer after she graduated, Taylor worked as a staff member and Cornerstone Fellow at Camp Mountain Chai in Big Bear, CA. She is dedicated to working with Jewish youth to develop their Jewish selves both within the Jewish world, and within the larger, secular world.

In academics, for her outstanding academic excellence and commitment to pursue a profession in the religious world, Taylor was an H.I. Hester Scholar from 2010-2013 at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. She was also awarded the W.D. Johnson Religion Award for academic excellence in the religion department. Taylor graduated from William Jewell College with a Bachelor’s degree in Religion, and was hired at Congregation Beth Israel in the fall of 2013.

Taylor is currently in charge of the social programming for k-12 at CBI, a teacher in CBI’s High School program, Ma’ayan, and was the Judaics Director at Camp Daisy and Harry Stein this summer. She is also pursuing a Certificate in Jewish Education for Adolescents and Emerging Adults.