A pioneer of modern Jewish education, Dr. Joel M. Hoffman has taught and consulted on all six inhabitable continents, and served on the faculties of HUC-JIR’s school of education in New York City and of Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. He believes that synagogues are uniquely positioned to deliver outstanding Jewish education, and is thrilled to serve as RTR’s Religious School Director. He lives in Westchester County.
Louise joined our team in 2020. She has been an Administrative Assistant at several religious institutions in New York and New Jersey.
She lives in New Jersey with her husband and her adorable labradoodle, Samson, who they consider their first grandchild. They have three more grandchildren Miri, Ben, and Jerry (no connection to the ice-cream).
Bethanne Knapp joined the staff at The Reform Temple of Rockland as Executive Director in 2020. Her 25 years of leadership experience within the Reform Movement include serving as Temple President, Executive Director, and holding a seat on the North American Board of the Union for Reform Judaism.
Bethanne’s business background is in banking. She is a Notary Public. Bethanne was born and raised in Rockland County. She is the mother of three grown children, and the grandmother of Ryan and Desirae.