Staff and Leadership

Office Manager, Daniella Yitzchak

Daniella Yitzchak is the Office Manager of CAA and has been since 2012. Daniella has been a member of the CAA community for 13 years, and served on the Board of Directors of CAA for 9 years, as well as on countless committees over the years. Daniella is also the Chevra Kaddisha coordinator for the CAA community. Daniella is currently serving on the Board of the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire.

Prior to working at CAA, Daniella was Program Manager with The Kaddish Project, which partnered with the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College. Daniella also worked at Monadnock Family Services with clients who were challenged by severe and persistent mental illnesses.

Before living in New Hampshire, Daniella earned both a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Judaic Studies from Baltimore Hebrew University. Daniella also earned a Certificate in Jewish Communal Service from the Baltimore Institute of Jewish Communal Service. Daniella worked as a social worker in Baltimore City at the Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister League and Jewish Addiction Services and before that, at AIDS Interfaith Residential Services doing hospice care.

Most importantly, Daniella is the mother of three delightful and rascally sons- Negev, Stav and Liav-who are the heart of her life!

As Office Manager, Daniella keeps the synagogue building going, maintaining the calendar and communicating with CAA members and the broader community through the weekly email, mailings and phone calls. She is happy to assist congregation members with their synagogue needs and loves to encourage a vibrant Jewish culture in our community.

Daniella can be reached at (603) 352-6747 or secretary.ahavas.achim@gmail.com

Educational Director, Dale Rosenberg

Dale Rosenberg is the Educational Director of Ahavas Achim. She comes to Jewish education as a career changer, having spent most of her adult life working in Information Technology in New York City, both in finance and public health. Jewish education has always been a great interest of hers and she has always been involved in some aspect of adult education, as a teacher and a student. Dale serves as Chair of the Hebrew School Committee and of the Adult Education Committee in her synagogue in Brooklyn.

Moving to Keene to join her wife, Rabbi Amy Loewenthal, Dale began a graduate program at Hebrew College in Newton in 2014. She is working on a dual master’s degree in Jewish Studies and Education. Since coming to Keene she has taught in several synagogue based schools, at Keene State College, at the National Havurah Committee’s Summer Institute, and at Limmud Boston. As Education Director Dale manages the Adult Education program, provides educational support to the Religious School and teaches CAA students of all ages. She is on site at CAA on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, as well as during educational programs and services. She is also available for tutoring and educational consultation on Jewish topics.

Dale’s non-work interests include reading, travel, Scrabble, and swimming. Dale is always excited to learn something new and feels blessed to be embarking on a new career adventure.

Dale can be reached at (603) 352-6747 or eddirector.ahavas.achim@gmail.com

Dr. Elaine "Lainee" Broad Ginsberg

Dr. Elaine "Lainee" Broad Ginsberg received her collegiate degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin College, Ball State University, and a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Lainee has been teaching music theory, ear training, composition, music history, and the History of Jewish Music at Keene State College in New Hampshire since 2005. She has also been the Choral Director at Hampshire College in Massachusetts since 2001. Previously, she taught at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan for eight years, where she conducted the Chamber Singers and led the Theory and Composition program.

Lainee provides piano and vocal music at CAA for Shabbat services and holidays. She is regularly featured at the monthly "Shir Shabbat" Friday evening service. She also serves as the conductor of Mak'hela, the Jewish Chorus of Western MA, an ensemble which performs regularly in the Western MA region and makes an annual appearance in Keene.

Some of Lainee's choral conducting highlights in the past have included conducting the Hampshire College Chorus in front of the Dalai Lama and an audience of 5000 in 2007 at Smith College in Massachusetts. She has also conducted at the International Choral Festival in St. Moritz, Switzerland while in graduate school.

Lainee is a published composer of choral music. Her most well-know work is an arrangement of the Hebrew song by Nurit Hirsh entitled "Oseh Shalom" which has sold over many thousands of copies of sheet music to date. It is featured on Chicago a cappella's recording "Days of Awe and Rejoicing: Radiant Gems of Jewish Choral Music" and was recently performed by the professional men's choir Cantus during its 2015 American tour. Lainee's music has received many performances in colleges, high schools, community choirs, and synagogues, as well at several music festivals, most notably the ACDA (American Choral Directors Association). She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her compositions, including the Guild of Synagogue Musicians and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She has also been commissioned to write many pieces for synagogue and community choirs, including the Five College Choral Festival (Mass.) and was also commissioned to write a piece for the International Clarinet Society for its annual convention. Her music has been heard on WQXR in New York and WFCR in Massachusetts. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband Roye, a longtime CAA member, and assorted canines and felines. Their daughter Maya attends the University of New Hampshire where she is majoring in Biochemistry. Lainee is also the proud step-mother of Roye's three grown children and step-grandmother of five.

Our Current Board Of Directors

President:

Ronnie Brown

Vice President:

Jerry Kaufman

Immediate Past President

David Kochman

Corresponding Secretary

Selena Katz

Recording Secretary

Andrea Levin

Financial Secretary

Paul Bieber

Treasurer

Jeff Cohen

Trustees:

David Butler, Jennifer Cohen, Wendy Platt, Vivian Prunier, Scott Rodolitz, Judy Rubin, Marni Silverstein, Roberta Visser, Pam Weinrieb

Student Representative:

Sarah Wendy Burman

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