Meet Our Team
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.
In her capacity as an educator, Lori Leiderman coordinates the primary grades (K-2) and the Judaica portion of the Grades 3 - 6 SHACHARIT program. She is also the creative force behind our popular Tot Shabbat program and is involved in activities that help connect the school to the larger Temple Shalom community. Lori has a Masters degree in education and continues post graduate work in learning difficulties and brain-based education. She has worked as an educator in both secular and religious schools for approximately 20 years and has been a member of our staff since 1992. Her experience on Temple Shalom.'s education team enhances her ability to assist prospective members with questions and concerns they may have regarding both Jewish education and membership here at Temple Shalom. Lori has been awarded certification as a Schindler Membership Fellow by the Union for Reform Judaism in recognition of her professionalism in assisting individuals and families to feel welcome and at home in our diverse Temple Shalom community.
Education Program Manager
Andrea Levinsky joined the Temple in July 2017 to oversee the bar/bat mitzvah program and work with teachers. Andrea taught seventh grade English and social studies in southern Maine. A Portland, Maine native, Andrea is a graduate of Connecticut College where she received her B.A. in Human Development and American Studies, minored in Dance and earned her teaching certification. She has taught religious school in New London and Waterford, Conn., worked at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City and founded an interfaith program for teens. Andrea likes to dance, hit museums, travel, attend theater and musical theater performances and go to the beach! She looks forward to getting to know the Temple Shalom community.
Caroline is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. There, she studied Spanish and Studio art with a focus in Graphic Design. Caroline is new to the Boston area and is enjoying exploring the city. At Temple Shalom, Caroline serves as the Education and Marketing Administrative Assistant, helping the Education Team do amazing work. She is the creative force behind many SHACHARIT emails, event marketing, and promotional materials. She enjoys getting to know the Temple Shalom community and especially the SHACHARIT kids.
When she's not at Temple Shalom, Caroline enjoys painting, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Emily Kieval is thrilled to join the Temple Shalom community! She grew up in West Newton and has been working with children with learning differences for over 14 years in schools, synagogues, hospitals, and camps. She founded the Denver chapter of Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, and created and ran a Hebrew school program for children with disabilities in Denver. She has lived and studied in Israel and has led Israel trips for young adults with disabilities. Emily studied linguistics and psychology at the University of Massachusetts, with a specialization in developmental disabilities and human services, and received her MA from Columbia University's School of Education in Applied Linguistics, where she studied language disorders in children. In addition to being the Inclusion Coordinator at Temple Shalom, she works as a Special Education consultant for Shorashim: Birthright Israel and is a yoetzet at Camp Ramah in New England.