Meet Our Team
Senior Director of Jewish Learning and Youth Engagement
Kim became part of the Temple Shalom family in July 2018 as a nationally recognized Reform Jewish educator. Most recently Kim was the Director of Congregational Learning at Temple Chayai Shalom in Easton. Kim has frequently consulted for both Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and synagogue educators across the country on the design and implementation of new models for Jewish education. She is responsible for the overall vision, supervision, and implementation of Grades K-12 learning and youth engagement at Temple Shalom. Kim lives in Taunton with her husband, Brian, and her three daughters, Rachel, Chelsea and Elaine. In her free time, Kim enjoys hiking and playing volleyball as well as board games and spending time with friends and family.
Director of Youth Engagment & Taste of Camp Coordinator
Marriah grew up primarily in Storrs, Conn., but has lived in Newton Centre for almost a decade. Marriah’s family joined the Temple Shalom community in 2013 when her son, Henry, entered the Nursery School. As a Nursery School parent, she has served as a co-chair of the Nursery School Parent Steering Committee and has become passionate about community building and fostering a love for Jewish life and culture in young children.
Marriah was a history major at Wheaton College and earned her Masters of Education from Regis College. She taught elementary school in Weston for two years. Marriah and her husband, Christopher, both avid volleyball players, have two children, Henry (age 6), and Norah (age 4.) Marriah is looking forward to collaborating with our fantastic team of lay leaders and staff to create fun and meaningful programming for our youth
Director of Inclusion
Emily Kieval grew up in Newton and has been creating and supporting inclusive communities for over 15 years. At Temple Shalom, Emily guides the development and implementation of proactive inclusive practices in worship, learning, and programming across the lifespan. Emily works closely with parents and educators in across our education and engagement programs to support all of our children. Emily uses she/her pronouns and looks forward to getting to know you.
Liz Corman Shiro
Liz Corman Shiro is a passionate
Jewish Educator. Liz received her Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from Hebrew College. Most recently Liz was the Education Director at Temple Tifereth Israel in Malden and an Instructional Assistant at Striar Hebrew Academy of Sharon. She is very excited to be leading the Temple Shalom Educational team as the SHACHARIT Director.
When she isn’t working, Liz volunteers as a Big Sister for Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister and sits on the Board of the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts. She enjoys listening to music, skyping with her twin and nieces and spending time with family and friends. Liz lives in Sharon with her husband Lee, and their twin daughters, Rose and Eliana.
Assistant Director of Youth Engagment & Taste of Camp Coordinator
Becca joined Temple Shalom in August 2018 just three months after graduating from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. Becca majored in English and Communications and went on Birthright to Israel in 2014 with Muhlenberg Hillel. She is excited to be back in Massachusetts, having grown up in Chelmsford. Becca was a member of Congregation Shalom and an active participant in NFTY- Northeast during high school. Until 2016, Becca spent all of her summers at Camp Hadar Jewish Day Camp in Salem, N.H. as a camper and eventually staff advisor. At Temple Shalom, Becca works with SHAFTY, Jr. SHAFTY, Taste of Camp and teaches at SHACHARIT. She is the proud parent of a five-year-old Corgi-Boxer mix named Piper and will be happy to show you a picture.
Inclusion Specialist - Grades 3-5
Alison Auderieth Lobron joined the Temple Shalom staff in 2018. Alison began her career as a public school teacher, then moved into the field of social/emotional learning, and eventually into Jewish education. As an educator, Alison is passionate about creating learning environments where students of all abilities feel confident, capable, and eager to learn. Alison graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Communications. She earned a Master’s degree in the Risk and Prevention program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education in 2000. Alison lives in West Newton with her husband David, their children Shira and Gabriel, and their hedgehog, Rosemary.