Temple Staff




Steve Issacson, Executive Director


Steve, joined the Temple Beth El staff in November 2020. 


Joseph Greenfield, Dean, Judaic Studies 

Joe and his family have been members of Temple Beth El for over 25 years.  He has enjoyed teaching the Confirmation Classes (8th and 9th grades). He supervises the Judaic Studies classes and faculty.

Joe is a New York State licensed teacher and has earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Development and Instruction.  He also earned a New York State School District Superintendent’s license.  He has studied Jewish history and Bible study with Rabbi Acrish, and completed the Hadrachah training program given by the Union for Reform Judaism and taught by learned Rabbis and Cantors.


Judy Coco, Dean, Hebrew and Music

Judy and her family joined Temple Beth El in August 2004 and immediately became engaged and active members. Besides playing mah jong, Judy started teaching 5th grade Religious School. That first year, the class led the Shabbat Service, and a trend was started. Five years later Judy Chaired the Board of Education and continued to work with the Rabbi and our Deans to make change. Today, Judy is continuing to upgrade the skills of our children as the Dean of Hebrew Studies and Music.