Our staff

Rabbi Jennifer Feldman

Since April 2002, Rabbi Jennifer Feldman has blessed Kehillah with her spirituality, warmth, and passion for Jewish learning. She welcomes everyone, encouraging diversity in age, faith, and lifestyle. Her calming, centered approach makes our services, holiday programs, and life cycle events both vital and relevant.

Passionate about social justice and building interfaith understanding, Rabbi Jen helped to found the broad-based coalition Justice United of Orange County, co-led our Torah-Koran study group, and serves on the Rabbinic Advisory Board of Carolina Jews for Justice.

Rabbi Jen and her family love exploring local hiking trails and making jam with figs from their front yard trees. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and their two sons and three chickens.

Contact: rabbi AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org
For appointments: 919/942-8914 or admin AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org

Anne B. Maner, Executive Director

Anne came to Kehillah after more than 10 years of synagogue administration. A seasoned professional, she is a Senior Member of the National Association for Temple Administration.  She brings to us her dedication to building community, love of Judaism, and commitment that every voice matters.

Anne is a born and raised Southerner. She has a daughter in Chapel Hill, a daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter stationed in Germany, a pet Chihuahua, and a British Shorthair cat. Anne loves music, theatre and travel, and is an avid collector of all things flamingo.

Contact: execdir AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org; 919/338-2696

 

Sherri Morris, Education Director

Sherri joins Kehillah after serving as Director of Congregational Learning and Principal at Hebrew High School in NJ.  Her approach to Jewish education is to cultivate Jewish identity and literacy through text study, group inquiry, music, art, drama and movement. Students engage in active, experiential learning with practical application to their lives.

Sherri was a Fellow of the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute and the prestigious multi-year HUC/JTS Leadership Institute. Sherri holds a Masters Degree in Jewish Education from the William Davidson School of Education at Jewish Theological Seminary (2007).

Sherri has 2 children and 2 adorable grandchildren.  Prior to work in Jewish education, Sherri was Partner in a CPA firm in NJ. Sherri enjoys reading, hiking, swimming (preferably in the ocean), visiting family & friends and cooking, in her spare time. She looks forward to discovering the many treasures North Carolina has to offer!

Contact: relschool AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org; 919/942-5817

 

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Anna comes to Kehillah with 28 years of child care management experience. She was most recently the Director of the Children’s Center at Guilford Technical Community College and was also an adjunct instructor for the Early Childhood Education department. She is a firm believer that this preschool age is important to the development of our future adults. Through love, compassion and understanding, we can help our young children grow up to be our future peacemakers.

Anna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master’s Degree in preschool education. She has a strong commitment to professional development and is convinced that you are never too old to learn something new.

Anna lives in Greensboro with her husband and 4 small dogs and a cat. She also has 2 daughters that live in Greensboro.

Contact: preschool AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org; 919/942-0233

 

Stephanie Stuchiner, Administrator

Stephanie joined Kehillah as administrator in 2008. She’s often the first person to greet members and visitors. She happily takes time to show visitors around, give tours of Kehillah, and answer questions.

Stephanie’s past experiences include office management, marketing, and customer relations. She relies on her collators, staplers, and shredders—and may tap you to help with tasks that use them!

Stephanie lives in Durham with her husband and two children.

Contact: admin AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org: 919/942-8914