Professional Staff

Executive Director

Melissa Rudman

As our Executive Director, Melissa is 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 works in partnership with the Rabbi, the Cantor, and other professional and lay leadership. Melissa comes to Temple Aliyah after serving as Executive Director/Director of Congregational Learning at B’nai Tikvah in Canton, where she worked for the past 15 years. Melissa can be reached through the synagogue office at (781) 444-8522.

Director of Gan Aliyah Preschool and Young Family Engagement

Aileen Landau

Aileen recently relocated to the Boston area from Chicago. She holds a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education from Northwestern University and a second Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, with an emphasis on Leadership and Advocacy, from Erikison Institute. Aileen has worked in the field of early childhood for over 20 years, as a teacher and as a director. She has 3 children, Bess, Skye, and Henry – and one cat (Alice). They are happy to be a part of the Temple Aliyah community.

Interim Director of Mercaz Aliyah

Ellen Borgenicht

Ellen Borgenicht is the Interim Director of Education for Mercaz Aliyah. She has 15+ years of experience as the director of two programs for the Blue Hills Regional Schools. Prior to that, she taught at South Area Solomon Schechter and at Colegio Bolivar, a private K-12 bilingual school (where she was responsible for programming/community engagement). She is passionate about education and looks forward to partnering with you to provide students with an engaging, thoughtful, and meaningful Jewish education.

Shabbat Educator

Cantor Rosalie Toubes

Cantor Rosalie Toubes was ordained at Hebrew Union College in NYC and also received her Master of Sacred Music at that time. She has served congregations in the Boston area as well as congregations in Missouri and Virginia.  Rosalie also holds a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology, and an M.M. in Vocal Performance. After earning music licensure in 2019, she began teaching music in schools. Rosalie has  enjoyed working with children in both choirs and musical theater. She believes that Jewish education is the key to each child finding their unique connection to Judaism; and music helps build that connection. Cantor Toubes has two wonderful children, 17 and 19.

Administrative Staff

Have a question? Need to reach the Rabbi, the Cantor, or other members of our professional staff? Then call the synagogue Office at (781) 444-8522, stop by, or send us a note. We’ll either have the answer for you or get you to the person who does.

Click on the names below to send an email to members of our staff.

Administrative Assistant

Adam Zeren

Adam works with Cantor Gloth. He is also here to take care of a variety of congregants’ needs from room set-ups to B-Mitzvah logistics.

Administrative Assistant to Rabbi Gordon

Elissa Gordon

Elissa works with Rabbi Gordon and also provides valuable assistance to congregants and staff.

Administrative Assistant for Mercaz Aliyah and Gan Aliyah

Caroline Nudelman

Caroline is usually in the synagogue office when Mercaz Aliyah is in session and can assist you with  questions you may have about the school and your students.


Elisa Blando

Contact Elisa if you have any questions about your account, getting reimbursed for Temple-related expenses, or keeping track of funds for a synagogue project or event.


Steve Boyd