Temple Beth Shalom

21 East Foster Street, Melrose, MA (781) 665-4520

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Shalom School Faculty

Education Director

Rabbi Allison Peiser

I started in my role as Director of Education at Temple Beth Shalom in January 2014.  I am a graduate of Brandeis University and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia.  I grew up in Los Angeles, lived and worked in Washington DC and Fort Collins, Colorado and studied in Israel.  I love seeing students in the building, hearing what they are learning in their classrooms and listening to stories at the end of the day!  I hope students will develop a love of Judaism and lifelong learning as students of the Shalom School and that everyone feels part of the greater Temple Beth Shalom and wider Jewish community.

PreK/K

Dawn Millstone

I've been a member of TBS for almost 20 years. I have an Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education. This is my first year teaching at the Shalom School. I look forward to teaching the PreK/K class.

3rd/4th Grade

Micah Royer

I am a recent graduate of Hebrew College with a degree in Jewish studies, and am currently working for Hebrew College as the director of development. I also own a non-profit impact investment company that focuses it's revenue on community building projects. Overall I like to focus Thursday classes around Hebrew, building fluency and reading, and Israeli culture. Sundays I focus more on Jewish stories, Torah stories, and Jewish history.

5th Grade

Josh Lutch

I'm so excited to meet your fifth graders in a couple weeks! I currently work at an assisted living facility in Needham where I run programs for older adults. I live in Waltham with my husband Aden and our cat Oar. I am happy to be returning to the Jewish education world. In the past I have worked at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, Temple Beth Avodah in Newton, and the JCC in Newton. I have a Masters from Brandeis in Jewish Studies and a BA in Communication from UMASS Amherst. I am hoping to get to know your fifth graders and explore Jewish history together.
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