Temple Aliyah is delighted to introduce and welcome Melissa Rudman as our Executive Director. Melissa comes to Temple Aliyah after serving as Executive Director/Director of Congregational Learning at B’nai Tikvah (formerly Temple Beth Abraham) in Canton, where she has worked for the past 15 years. As our Executive Director, she will be responsible for managing the synagogue budget and its physical plant, supervising our administrative personnel, and managing the day-to-day operations of the synagogue. She will work in partnership with the Rabbi, Cantor, and other professional and lay leadership.
Melissa began her career as an elementary school teacher, working at Jewish day schools in both the Chicago and Boston areas. She then served as a Family Educator at Temple Beth Abraham, earning her Certificate in Jewish Family Education at Hebrew College. She then became Temple Beth Abraham’s Director of Congregational Learning. As the needs of that congregation evolved, Melissa was asked to take on more responsibility and she eventually was appointed Temple Beth Abraham’s first Executive Director.
Melissa resides in Sharon with her husband, Jeff, and enjoys spending time with her two adult children, Ellie and Sam.
Melissa officially starts her role as Temple Aliyah’s Executive Director on July 8th.