Staff and Adult Leadership

TRSTY Advisor

Aaron Klaus

Aaron Klaus (he/him) is thrilled to be serving as the TRSTY advisor! 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.

Jr. TRSTY Advisor

Emma Davidson

Emma Davidson (she/her) is excited to be this year’s Jr. TRSTY advisor! During the year, Emma is also the Director of Camp Rodef Shalom. She grew up at TRS and even served as the TRSTY Board President. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Emma returned to the area working in the corporate event space, and eventually made her way back to TRS as a full time staff member. When she isn’t running the best day camp in the world, Emma can be found traveling, hanging out with her cat, or jogging.

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

Rachel Simon, chair

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

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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.


TRS Youth Office: (703) 676-3856

TRS Main Office: (703) 532-2217

2100 Westmoreland Street

Falls Church, Virginia 22043

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