Our Staff


Staff Directory

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Laura J Ehrich,MSP, Executive Director


Laura Ehrich

Laura was invited to become our Executive Director in 2018 after leaving her position as Associate State Director of Community Outreach and Engagement for AARP New York in Albany. She has a M.A. in Social Policy and a B.A. in Jewish Studies and History. Laura began her professional career in the administrative office of Temple B’rith Kodesh, a Reform congregation in Rochester. She also worked as a geriatric case manager for Jewish Family Services in Rochester. Laura and her partner Doug live in Troy with his family, which includes Kaileigh (16), Scott (19), and Grandma, as well as 4-legged children Toby and Buddy.

Arnold Rotenberg, Director of Congregational Jewish Living


arnie 2Arnie came to our congregation in May, 2016. He has been in Jewish Education for almost 40 years both as a teacher (secular and Judaic) and administrator, most recently as Education Director at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Bridgeport Connecticut. Arnie has a BA from the University of Denver and MA from the University of Colorado-Denver in Elementary Education. He has also studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Academy for Jewish Religion and Harvard University. Arnie is an amateur astronomer finding spiritual moments studying the universe. Arnie currently lives in Schenectady; all his children are grown working in their own professions.


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