Rabbi Eli Herb
Rabbi Eli (pronounced L.E.) is a recent graduate of Hebrew College in Boston and began his new life in Salem, Oregon as the full-time spiritual leader of TBS in July, 2016. Born and raised in Carbondale, Colorado, he studied Music Composition at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and Theological Studies at the University of Denver. In 2010, Eli received ordination as a Maggid, a Jewish Spiritual Storyteller and the following year began rabbinical school. TBS is thrilled to welcome Rabbi Eli!
YOUTH EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Cassidy Weisz moved to McMinnville, Oregon in 2010 from the east coast with her husband and two children. One of the first things they did was become members of Temple Beth Sholom. Judaism is extremely important to her and her family, and they wanted to join a community where they knew that they would belong.
Cassidy has been teaching and tutoring in a variety of Religious/Hebrew School programs for nine years. She has a Bachelor Degree in Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education- Low Incidence Populations.
Since education is extremely important to Cassidy and her family, she became involved with the Religious School first as a substitute and then a teacher in the Aleph class. Now she is looking forward to working with all of the children from our community, from the toddlers through the teenagers, and their families. Cassidy wants to make the religious school an exciting and vibrant place where our children are excited about spending their Sunday mornings at TBS.
Amber was hired as the TBS Office Manager in 2003. She has five children: Zakary, age 20, who plays guitar and hopes to pursue a career in the culinary arts; Isaak, age 16, who plays a variety of sports in the Special Olympics; Anneke, age 15, who plays roller derby; Jackson, age 10, who loves science and reading; and Kallan, age 4, who loves soccer and being adventurous. In her small amount of free time, Amber enjoys cross-stitching, skating, camping, and geocaching with her kids and partner, Michael. She is also involved in Cherry City Roller Derby, currently serving as the junior team Parent Captain.
Amber has always had desk-type office jobs, ranging from car dealerships to nursing homes. She enjoys working at TBS because it is a stress-free job that lets her “serve kind and caring people”.