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Sari Wisch, Synagogue Administrator 

Sari is a native San Franciscan who has lived on the east coast for 10+ years. Sari is a product of the conservative movement who has been a bat mitzvah, was confirmed and has been to Israel twice. She has also taught religious school at a number of synagogues. Sari has a Masters in Public Relations from the George Washington University. In her free time, she loves to do Zumba at the gym, read, travel and try out new recipes. Sari lives in Odenton with her husband Kerry (they are a JDate success story!).  Contact Sari:  bsoadministrator@bnaishalomofolney.org

Rori Pollak, Director of Early Childhood School 

Aurora "Rori" Pollak, has worked in early child care and education for the past 35 years.For 22 of those years she has been the  Director of Jewish child care programs and non-denominational programs at an array of institutions.  Rori believes that all children are unique and thrive in a safe and stimulating environment that supports healthy growth and development. She strives to create warm, loving environments, so the children feel safe to take risks and express themselves.  Rori's favorite movie is "The Wizard of Oz" and she loves the beach - she grew up by the ocean.  Contact: ecsdirector@bnaishalomofolney.org

Dana Foster, Director of Education and Youth

Dana Foster was born and raised in Montgomery County, where she attended Hebrew Day Institute and graduated from Quince Orchard High School. She spent her summers with her mother's family in Israel and was active in her synagogue, Tikvat Israel, serving as President of her USY chapter there. She went to the University of Maryland where she studied English and Social Studies Education. In 1997, she studied Holocaust history in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany as part of Hillel's "Bridges for Understanding" program.     

Dana first started teaching religious school her junior year of college and has done so consistently for the 20-something years since. She worked for 10 years at the Close Up Foundation, a civics education organization, developing curriculum and training teachers from all over the country in experiential and issue-centered education.  Dana lives in Olney with her husband, Christian, and their two sons, Mason and Jacob. When she isn't on sports fields cheering for her boys, she can be found listening to musicals, reading or cooking.  Contact: dana.foster@bnaishalomofolney.org

Suzann Tom, Bookkeeper

Suzann comes to B'nai Shalom with more than 30 years of experience in the accounting and finance field.  She earned her Master of Science degree in business with a concentration in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University.  Suzann and her husband, Barry, along with their son, Ryan, have lived in Olney for more than twenty years.  Suzanne is very active in the community and enjoys traveling and sports when she is not working.  Contact: suzann.tom@bnaishalomofolney.org

Kamri Pinkney, ECS School Administrator

Kamri was born and raised in La Plata, Maryland and graduated from la Plata High School. She is currently studying business and has a dream of one day opening her own foster care. Kamri is well experienced in early childhood education and has worked in many different preschools while learning different curriculums and teaching styles. She has received many certifications to demonstrate her knowledge of working with children. For years prior to returning to child care Kamri has also accumulated many years of experience in administration, working in health care as a front desk receptionist. She is very excited to merge her experience by returning back to child care and being able to demonstrate her administrative skills. Kamri is newly married and enjoys reading, learning and going to the beach on hot summer days.  Contact:  ecsadmin@bnaishalomofolney.org

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