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B’nai Tzedek's talented professional staff bring warmth to our congregational family.  We look forward to getting to know you, please feel free to contact us.

Scott Katz, Executive Director  Ext. 313

Scott has over thirty years of experience in the Jewish Non-Profit world spending over 25 years at JCCs serving in a multitude of positions including COO and Executive Director. Scott most recently worked at Pearlstone Center just outside of Baltimore where he served as COO. Scott brings a wealth of experience in management, finance, HR, operations and programming.


Carrie Hirshfield, Controller Ext. 308

Carrie Hirshfield has been with B’nai Tzedek since June 2011 as the Controller/Business Manager.  She has almost 25 years of experience in the accounting field since graduating from the University of Rhode Island.  Previously she was the Director of Financial Reporting at the Public Broadcasting Service from 1999-2011.  Carrie currently resides in Rockville with her two boys, Mason and Kaden.    


 Sylvia Gravitt, Office and Communications Manager Ext. 301

Sylvia joined B’nai Tzedek in August of 2021 as the new Office and Communications Manager. She holds an undergraduate degree in elementary education, which she has used to focus mainly in the non-profit world. She brings her non-profit and business experience to this role with the goal of ensuring a great experience for the congregants of B’nai Tzedek. Sylvia enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and being crafty

Ashley Ginsburg, Director of Programming and Engagement Ext. 302

Ashley Ginsburg joined B’nai Tzedek July 2021.Previously she worked as a part of the Admission team at CESJDS, welcoming new families to the school. Ashley grew up in Maryland and was even a student of the ECC during it's first year, at the former Tilden Middle School. She currently lives in Damascus with her husband Danya, and three children: Eden, Aurora, and Nikolai. 


Jane Greenblatt, Director, Greenzaid ECC Ext. 329

We are delighted to announce that Jane Greenblatt has accepted the position of Director of the B’nai Tzedek Greenzaid Early Childhood Center for the 2019-2020 school year. Many of you know Jane as the lead teacher for the Two’s Classroom at the GECC for 10 years, working closely with students, families and staff. She has also served as a new teacher mentor and has led parent workshops for behavioral and developmental issues. She was instrumental in creating the GECC Toddlers’ Program, and has taught art enrichment. Jane holds an undergraduate degree in Art History and Studio Art and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Special Education. Jane was a Special Educator with Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program. Additionally, she served as president of The Service Guild of Washington, a charitable organization, raising funds and awareness for several local children’s and Jewish organizations. Jane lives in Potomac with her husband, and has three sons, all of whom are GECC graduates.


Marisa Marcus, Greenzaid ECC Office Manager Ext. 325

Marisa Marcus joined B'nai Tzedek in July 2015.  She grew up in Maryland, graduating from Churchill High School.  After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, she returned to the area.  She currently lives in Rockville with her husband and two children. 


Ronni Ticker, Director of Family & Youth Learning Ext. 321

Ronni Ticker is a creative strategic thinker who is reimagining Jewish learning for the 21st century that is highly engaging for learners, forges connections with role models and peers, cultivates curiosity, and fosters sacred community. She has engaged tots, youth and adults in Jewish learning and spirituality for more than 25 years. Ronni teaches nationally on a variety of topics including Strategic Planning for Jewish Schools, Teaching Torah to Middle Schoolers Hevruta Style, Project Based Jewish Learning and Family Engagement. She is a Certified Life Coach and holds a MAJS with Certificates in Jewish Education and Jewish Communal Service from Gratz College, MBA in strategic planning and finance from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and a BS in accounting from Lehigh. Ronni lives in Friendship Heights, MD and has three grown children, Alexandra, Marielle and Jordan. Stop by, call or send an email to Ronni. She would love to meet you and learn more about your hopes & dreams for your family’s Jewish life and learning!


Beth Knobler, Religious School Administrative Coordinator Ext. 328

Beth Knobler, has worked at B'nai Tzedek since 2007, is a native Marylander, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, and was a Steinhardt's Jewish Campus Service Corp Fellow with Hillel at Virginia Tech in the 2005-2006 year. She currently lives in Arlington, VA with her husband, Garry.


Liane Aaron, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Academic Coordinator Ext. 324

As B'nai Mitzvah Coordinator since 1999, Liane sees to it that each and every child in the B’nai Mitzvah program works to their full potential to prepare and participate in our services on the day they become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah hopefully instilling a sense of community and belonging. Liane grew up locally in Potomac, and attended Churchill High School and the University of Maryland where she graduated with a degree in Journalism and Public Relations. She has been a B’nai Mitzvah Educator for more than 30 years.


Amy Steinborn, Executive Clergy Assistant  Ext. 304      
Amy is a Pennsylvania State University graduate and has spent the past six years working in the Jewish and pro-Israel community. She joins B'nai Tzedek from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and before that Israel Outdoors, one of Birthright's largest trip organizers. She was born and raised in Chevy Chase, MD as a synagogue Executive Directors' daughter, and she now lives with her husband Zachary and their dog Loki in Silver Spring. She is excited to join the CBT family! 
Sun, January 23 2022 21 Shevat 5782