EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew Goldfeder

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Andrew Goldfeder is Temple Emanuel's Executive Director. Andrew spent over nine years with the St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, where he served as their Manager of Programs and Logistics. In this senior role, Andrew organized and managed tours, coordinated community outreach and donor programs, managed scheduling, and built relationships and partnerships with volunteers, donors, and guests.

 

He is currently a community volunteer for the St. Louis Senior Olympics and "NORC” (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community).

 

Andrew grew up in Creve Coeur and graduated from Parkway North High School.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and his Masters degree in non-profit organizational leadership & management from Webster University.

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Emily Cohen

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Emily Cohen is Temple Emanuel's Director of Education and Community Engagement. Emily comes to us from Temple Sinai in Atlanta, Georgia where she served as the Director of Youth Learning & Engagement since 2016. Emily received her BS in Public Affairs-Nonprofit Management and an Area Certificate in Jewish Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington and holds an MA in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

 

In Emily’s time at Temple Sinai, she launched experiential learning programs to replace the traditional religious school model, redesigned Hebrew programs, created family engagement and youth group experiences and built partnerships with lay leadership and parents to enhance youth and family involvement.

 

Before moving to Atlanta, Emily was the Program Specialist for the Youth & Jewish Life & Learning Department at Congregation Shaare Emeth.  Prior to her experience at Congregation Shaare Emeth, Emily served as the Assistant Director of Education at Congregation B’nai Amoona, and she also held the position of Development Associate at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School. 

 

Currently, Emily volunteers as the Finance Team-Investment Committee Chair for the Association of Reform Jewish Educators. 

You can reach Emily at emily@testl.org.