Rabbi Stephen Slater

Spiritual Leader

Hailing from Detroit MI, but having actually grown up in West Africa, Stephen speaks fluent French and Hebrew and has lived and traveled in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. More…



Sarah Metzger

Music and Youth Director

Sarah Metzger joined the Temple Beth-El staff in August of 2017 as the Music and Youth Director. Born with a song in her heart and tiny drumsticks in her hands (much to the discomfort of her mother), Sarah has been playing music for over 20 years and has performed with such Jewish rock stars as Rick Recht, Julie Silver and Neshama Carlebach. More…




Bethany Slater

Director of Programming and Jewish Education

Bethany has taken on the role of Director of Programming and Jewish Education. In this new position, she is responsible for Adult Education, Programming, Religious School and the supervision of staff (excluding Rabbi and Pam). More…





Margaret Norman
Engagement and Collaboration Coordinator







Lindsey Herring
Marketing and Communications Manager








Lay Leadership

Ronald Levitt – President
Naomi Ivker – Vice President
Allen Halpern – Vice President
Steve Altmann – Treasurer
Abe Schuster – Secretary

Board Members
Marsha Asman
Suzanne Bearman
Fred Benjamin
Alex Grodner
Jan Jaffe
Katie Hausman
Jan Hirsch (Sisterhood rep)
Ellen Italiaander

Dani Kahn-Krell
Howard Kaplan (Men’s Club rep)
Arlene Redisch
Evan Rhodes
Joshua Richman
Esther Schuster
Robin Smith
Dan Weinrib (Immediate Past President)
Keith Abrams – TBE Foundation rep

Lay Leadership

Sisterhood Steering Committee
Esther Levy
Sue Lischkoff
Hannah Helman
Natalie Sikora
Marian Radwin
Arlene Fisher
Adrienne Brook
Lisa Kianoff
Phyllis Weinstein


Youth Group Leadership
For information about local Birmingham Jewish youth groups, contact Sarah Metzger.