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.

RABBI EDUCATOR

Janine C. Schloss

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Rabbi Janine C. Schloss grew up in Palo Alto, California. She received her bachelor’s degree in religion from Princeton University and her master’s degree and rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by HUC-JIR in 2018.

 

Following her rabbinic ordination, Rabbi Janine served for 12 years at Congregation Shaare Emeth in St. Louis (1993-2005), first as an Assistant/Associate Rabbi and then as their Director of Education. In 2005 Rabbi Janine moved to Seattle where she served as the Director of Education at Temple Beth Am for 14 years. Since 2020, Rabbi Schloss has been the spiritual leader of Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community in St. Louis.

 

She is excited to once again be part of the St. Louis Jewish community. “The Jewish community in St. Louis is absolutely unlike any other I have ever seen. The way everyone works together across boundaries to better the lives of everyone in the community is truly remarkable.”

 

Rabbi Janine has two children, Rachel and Aaron, who are 23 and 21 years old.