Director of Education
/ Rebecca Bernstein McVeigh

Along with her husband, Rod, and sons, Andrew, Alex, and Ari, Rebecca Bernstein McVeigh joined our congregation in 1997.  After serving in various leadership roles as a volunteer, she was asked to lead the religious school in a professional capacity in 2003, and then all of our educational programming shortly thereafter. Rebecca was raised on Cape Cod and graduated with a degree in Education from Simmons College in Boston, and has lived for the past 36 years with her family in Oakland, New Jersey. Contact her at: [email protected]

You can read Rebecca’s latest Temple Topics article here; read the entire issue here.


Administrator / Iris Greenberg

Iris joined our congregation as administrator in 2004.  She grew up in the city of Yonkers, New York, and now lives in Wayne, New Jersey.  Iris graduated with a degree in speech pathology from Buffalo State College.  After taking a summer position with a bank, she decided to change career directions.  Iris worked for NYU – Weill Cornell’s The Rogosin Institute for almost 15 years before meeting and then working with a leader of the congregation that years later would again change her career path and bring her to this congregation. Contact her at: [email protected]


Administrative Assistant / Michelle Sherry

Michelle and her husband, Randy have been members of the BHSS community since 2004.  Prior to joining the BHSS staff,
Michelle graduated from Ithaca College with a Communications degree which she put to good use as a television and radio writer/producer for over 30 years.
Switching gears, she is thrilled to be working with the BHSS staff and congregation that she holds close to her heart. Contact her at: [email protected]


 Directors of Informal Youth Programming / Brittany & Aaron Punim

Brittany grew up as a part of the BHSS community, graduating from our religious school and active as an officer in our youth group.  She holds a BA in English with a minor in Judaic Studies from Binghamton University, and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with school psychology certification. She also teaches at BHSS! Aaron was active in the youth group of his childhood congregation, the Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism, a Reform congregation in Monroe, New York and graduated from Binghamton University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.  He is also currently the vice president of the Hudson Valley Optometric Society. When they are not running youth events, Brittany works at a local high school as a psychologist and Aaron is an optometrist, specializing in primary care pediatrics. Contact them at: [email protected]


Caretaker / Roberto Lara

Roberto and his wife Dawn joined our congregation  officially in August of 2015, but for nine years prior Roberto was the landscaper for our property, ensuring a beautiful surrounding for our building and keeping our driveway and parking lots safe for us all year round.  Roberto is a jack of all trades…..can fix anything, is always there when you need him and has become another valued part of our team.  When you see him around the synagogue please say hello and introduce yourself!