Program Director / Education Director
Andre Ivory is a dynamic Jewish educator with 20 years of dedicated service to the Jewish community. Specializing in programming for youth, Andre has served congregations in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA, and Toronto, Ontario where he served as Youth Director at Beth Tzedec Congregation, Canada’s largest synagogue. Since moving to Phoenix in 2011, Andre has dedicated his service to synagogues and Jewish community organizations across the valley.
Away from professional life, Andre commits time to several community causes combating hunger, poverty and homelessness. Proudly, Andre has more than 20 years of experience coaching ice hockey in the United States and Canada, encouraging kids to become better athletes and human beings. Andre is happy to discuss the great program options at TBS. Contact him at email@example.com
Roz, a single mother of 2 grown sons from Cleveland, Ohio, received an Associate
Degree in Office Administration with honors in 1977. After many years working
as a billing clerk for a large trucking company, she became a legal secretary for
over 30 years. In 2013 Roz moved to Surprise, AZ where she began to volunteer
in the office one day a week and the Edith Mattal Memorial Library. She
volunteered in the office full-time for 2 years and when the former Office
Administrator resigned, she was offered the job. In that position now for 4 years
she said: “I love my job and this synagogue. I have never been happier in my life.
This is the first time I have ever been in a synagogue where everyone feels like a
loving, caring member of my family”.
Helene started her career as a full charge bookkeeper for a small furniture company in Brooklyn, NY. For 20 years she managed two federally funded housing projects in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York responsible for the office staff, maintenance staff, rentals, budget and collection of all rent. Before coming to Temple Beth Shalom Helene worked in middle management at the Pulte Homes Call Center in Surprise, AZ as well as being a licensed Real Estate Agent. Helene was married to the love of her life Adrian Fox, who passed away in 2015. She has two terrific children and two wonderful stepchildren. Helene came to Temple Beth Shalom in March 2018, enjoys working for us and has established many friendships.