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A. Matthew Rosen, Administrator 

Administrator@cbsclearwater.org

Matt Rosen was born, raised and educated in Cincinnati, Ohio. After high school, Matt graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, where he shared the stage as Commencement Speaker with the famous astronomer, Carl Sagan. Matt later returned to the Cincinnati area and earned a legal degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Matt Rosen’s career can be divided into three phases. Initially Matt worked in government as a
Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill, Law Clerk to a Federal Judge and as Ohio Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. The second phase of Matt’s career involved working with Japanese Companies which had expanded into Ohio. This included Fujitec America, Inc., a multinational elevator company, Mitsubishi Electric and THK Manufacturing of America. Since moving to Florida, Matt has served the not-for-profit community as Vice President and General Counsel of Lutheran Services Florida and as Executive Director of Learning Empowered, Inc.

Throughout his life, Matt has been strongly involved with his Jewish Faith. Believing that Judaism is a lifelong pursuit, Matt became a Bar Mitzvah at age 58, chanting the full Torah and Haftarah portions. He also served multiple terms as President of Congregation Beth Sholom in Gulfport, FL. 

Matt’s most recent community interest includes Board of PEMHS of Pinellas County, along with advising non-profits in the tennis and arts communities. He has three children, all of whom live in South Florida. He very much looks forward to working with everyone involved with Congregation Beth Shalom.

 

Erica Hruby, Director of Youth and Family Education & Programming

youthandfamilyeducation@cbsclearwater.org

Erica Hruby brings with her twenty-five years of experience in the Jewish education and engagement world. She has served in a multitude of organizations within the greater Jewish community, including three youth groups and synagogues in Atlanta and Florida, Hillel at the University of Central Florida, American Hebrew Academy (AHA) in Greensboro, and several national organizations. She holds a BA in psychology and religion from Stetson University and an MA in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. Erica and her family reside in Dunedin.


 

Danie Knopf-Weinstein, Administrative Assistant and Marketing Coordinator

Office@cbsclearwater.org

Danie Knopf-Weinstein was born on Long Island, New York and lived there until she was 14. Danie then moved to Greenville, South Carolina, before graduating and is now a senior at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia. She is studying Religion and Social Justice and Gender Studies, and is ready to bring her social media experience and gusto to CBS.  Danie has worked with various organizations such as Keshet, JOIN for Justice, Hillel's of Georgia, INROADS, Crashtest Magazine and more covering a variety of positions from Steering Committee Co-Chair to Assistant Poetry Editor to Leadership and Organizing Fellowship Member. She has worked for the Faculty Services Department at Agnes Scott for the past four years as the Lead Administrative Assistant. Danie resides in St. Petersburg with her two older siblings, Jessica and Joshua, mother, grandmother, dog and four cats. 


 

Rosie Grumbley, Bookkeeper

Bookkeeper@cbsclearwater.org

Rosie Grumbley was born in Minot, North Dakota, but she grew up in Wesley Chapel, Florida. She graduated college from Hodges University located in Naples, Florida. She now lives in Tampa with her husband and two children, Jasmine and JD. 

 

John Samarkas, Facility Manager

Facility@cbsclearwater.org

John Samarkas brings with him great knowledge and skills in building maintenance and management. John is your contact when submitting setup needs for upcoming events and celebrations. He works hand in hand with the CBS clergy, staff and lay leadership to make sure things are ready to run smoothly.


 

Barbara Massonne, Kitchen Staff (Queen of the Kitchen)

Kitchen@cbsclearwater.org

Barbara Massonne has been an integral member of the CBS staff since May 2007. Barb joyfully cooks, shops and feeds the CBS family throughout the year. Always with a smile and ready to help you!

 

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