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Joy Gluzman 
Executive Director

Joy is proud to lead the staff team at  Central Synagogue- Beth Emeth.  She  joined the CSBE team in August of 2014 as Program and Social Media Coordinator.  She thrives on the work with all staff, clergy and congregants and strives to maintain and enhance Jewish life at CSBE.Joy has a BA in English from Stony Brook University and has worked in Jewish communal life since graduation.  She is committed to assisting and enriching the Jewish journeys of others in our community.  Joy lives locally with her husband and their daughter. Joy can be reached at


Robyn Teigman
Early Childhood Director
Direct Line: 516-763-0235

Robyn has been at the helm of the Jacob’s Ladder Early Childhood Center since its inception, over twenty five years ago. She is deeply committed to the education and growth of our community’s youngest students. Her leadership and direction have built an outstanding reputation for Jacob’s Ladder. She leads a dedicated, experienced and compassionate teaching staff. Robyn lives locally with her husband and is a proud mother and grandmother. 

Karen Feit
Director of Jewish Education

Karen Feit has been a Jewish educator for over forty years. She has taught students in day school, day care, synagogues, assisted living facilities, and various adult learning centers. She is thrilled to be working with the wonderful students and teachers here at the CSBE Jewish Experience!  She has studied and taught at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem.  As a member of the Hadassah National Assembly, Karen serves on the Zionist and Jewish Education teams. She is a delegate to the World Zionist Congress and a member of the Va-ad HaPoel of the World Zionist Organization.

Learning and teaching are great sources of pleasure and satisfaction for Karen.  She holds a B.A. in political science from SUNY Stony Brook and a Master of Arts degree from the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research.  She is a graduate of Cohort II of the Leadership Institute for Congregational School Educators, and has been trained in Israel engagement with both Makom and the David Project. As a trained facilitator she has taught the Hartman Institute  course  The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from a Jewish Values Perspective.  

Karen has visited Israel 13 times and can’t wait to go back! She is passionate about Hebrew and Jewish music, and loves to cook Israeli food.  She and her guitar love to sing with people of all ages.  

Karen is the proud mother of Matt, Yoni, and Leor and the adoring grandmother of Emily and Levon.

Edie Tishler
Administrative Assistant

Edie holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Stony Brook University and has served this congregation for over twenty five years. She is the first face that all visitors see upon entry to the building and her warm and caring smile leaves a lasting impression on all those she meets. Edie is involved in the leadership of her own synagogue and this knowledge of the local Jewish community is a tremendous asset to our Congregation. She lives locally with her husband and is a proud mother to her daughter, who lives in Israel.

Sara Geller 

Sara has been Librarian at Central Synagogue Beth Emeth since 2016. As librarian she enjoys working with children in the Jewish Experience, as well as congregants, staff, faculty and clergy. Sara holds a Master's Degree in Librarian Science from Long Island University. She lives locally with her family. 




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