Staff and Adult Leadership

Director of Youth Engagement

Aaron Klaus

Aaron Klaus (he/him) is thrilled to be serving as the Director of Youth Engagement at Temple Rodef Shalom! Previously, he worked as the regional director for NFTY's Michigan region and the Youth Engagement Coordinator at Har Sinai Congregation in Baltimore. Originally from the DC, Aaron grew up in NFTY-MAR and is an alumnus of URJ Kutz Camp and NFTY in Israel, and has served in various staff and faculty roles at Kutz, URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy, URJ 6 Points Sports Academy, URJ Eisner Camp, URJ Camp George, and URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute. In his spare time, Aaron loves making music, teaching music, and watching baseball.

Lil' TRSTY Advisor

Hannah Piracha

Hannah (she/her) enjoys the great honor of getting to know the young folks at TRS as the Lil’ TRSTY youth advisor and the temple’s Music Educator. Hannah has been songleading and working with youth in the Jewish community since she, herself, was a NFTY member. She received her Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University with minors in Music and Psychology. Hannah is passionate about fostering inclusive, loving, and authentic communities in which people can bloom. Ask her about her favorite bands or her cheese preferences – or tell her something about yourself!

Youth Committee

youthcommittee@templerodefshalom.org

Rachel Simon, chair

Beth Newman, Michele Ginsburg, Lisa Katzman, Sherri Sirotsky, Francine Ronis

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ABOUT US

TRSTY is a local youth group welcoming members of Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, Virginia. We are committed to meeting the needs of each child through fostering Jewish identity, strengthening a sense of community and providing learning experiences to shape a lifetime of contemporary Jewish living based in Jewish values.

CONTACT

TRS Youth Office: (703) 676-3856

TRS Main Office: (703) 532-2217

2100 Westmoreland Street

Falls Church, Virginia 22043

 

trsty@templerodefshalom.org

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