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Kollel Faculty


Stu Berger is a retired scientist who has been fascinated by and studied Jewish history and its association with the cultures in Biblical times through the 1st millennium CE. He has taught the "Jews of Iberia" and "The Formation of the Hebrew and Christian Bible" both at TBK and in Tucson.

Tamar (Tammy) Capon Eisenberg is an amateur home chef with a MA degree in teaching and years of experience in the classroom. She enjoys sharing her passion for international cooking in the kitchen with others as they explore preparing food from around the world.

Andrea Gluckman is an expert on policy, culture, education, and languages of the Middle East. She has worked as a diplomatic advisor, professor, and writer at Harvard University, the University of the Middle East, and the University of Rochester.

Orna Korn was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel.  She teaches Hebrew, Judaica and Israeli culture to both young and adult students.  She is currently teaching at the Temple B'rith Kodesh Religious School.

David Orange is a Jewish spiritual leader and passionate educator serving the Jewish, and non-Jewish community of Rochester. David has been a member of Temple B'rith Kodesh for over 30 years. He serves Jewish Senior Life as Worship Leader and provides the Jewish residents of St. John's Meadows and St. John's Home with spiritual care, life-cycle observances, and study.

Gene Spiro has been an educator in the Rochester communiity since her arrival in 1979.  She has taught Hebrew and music to multiple generations and ages at TBK.  She is a member of the TBK volunteer choirs and also has been a substitute soloist.

Herb Skerker is a retired Secondary Social Studies and Special Education teacher and administrator. Currently, Herb is the Director of The Rochester Kollel.

Juleen Squires is a member of Temple B’rith Kodesh and has been playing Mah Jongg since 1999.  She has taught the game to a variety of people over the years.

Rabbi Peter Stein, MAHL, is the Senior Rabbi at Temple B’rith Kodesh. He came to Rochester after serving Temple Sinai in Cranston, RI and Rodef Shalom Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. His rabbinate is defined by a love of teaching and learning.

Ruth Sternberg is a lifelong creative--primarily a writer, but within the past decade, also a dabbler in visual arts. She is excited about sharing her passion with you. She has seen the delight that surfaces when her fellow grownups pick up scissors, glue, and paint and start creating, even when they have never done it before. Ruth works professionally as a career coach. She is a member of the TBK Board of Trustees. She also runs an art group through the Rochester Women's Network and enjoys getting together with friends to have "art days" at the Rochester Makerspace.

Rabbi Rochelle Tulik is the Associate Rabbi and Director of Education at Temple B’rith Kodesh. She was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2009.  She also holds an MA in Hebrew Letters and an MA in Jewish Education from HUC-JIR.  Her undergraduate studies were at the University of California at San Diego, where she crafted an Independent Studies Major in Modern Israeli Society and Israeli Culture.


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