TBS Foundation

Scholar-in-Residence: Nahum Ward-Lev

Religious School & Family Education :: (505)982-6161
Director of Education: Joy Rosenberg
Emeritus Director of Education: Deborah Weinberg

Preschool :: (505)982-6888
Preschool Interim Co-Directors:
Rabbi Jenny Amswych
Theresa Stofocik

Youth Group Advisor: Ellen Zieselman
If you have children in the TBS Religious School, you probably know Ellen Zieselman. As our BSTY (Beth Shalom Temple Youth) advisor since 1990, one of our B’nai Mitzvah tutors since 1997, and a teacher in our religious school, Ellen can be found at TBS more often than not. Her TBS career began in the fall of 1990 when the 5th grade teacher quit after about 2 classes. It went so well that she graduated with her kids to 6th grade and then to 7th, the grade she has been teaching ever since. Ellen travels about 5 times a year with her class to NFTY-SW events all over our large and diverse region, generously giving up her own vacation time to do so. In June of 2008, Ellen was named the URJ RJ Youth Worker of the Month. She takes pride in the fact that BSTY has a reputation as the least cliquey, nicest, most welcoming youth group in the region. As you might have guessed from that “vacation time” comment, Ellen actually has a “real job” as Curator of Education at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Ellen was born in New York City and grew up in New Rochelle. She has an AB (with honors) in Art History from Brown University (her senior thesis was on Depression era prints) and a Masters from Williams College. She did a semester’s internship at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. In June of 1989, Ellen came to Santa Fe and worked as a temp at places like Montgomery Ward’s until the Museum hired her in October of 1989.

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Services & Study This Week

Friday, March 27
6:30 pm Evening Service with Friday Night Live! - oneg sponsored by the 7th and 10th grade families in celebration of Hannah and Sophia Koolpe's B'not Mitzvah

Saturday, March 28
9:00 am Torah study with bagels, lox, and cream cheese, US
10:30 am Shabbat Morning Service - Hannah and Sophia Koolpe will be called to the Torah as B'not Mitzvah

Monday, March 25
8:00-9:00 am Monday Morning Minyan and study, Upper Sanctuary