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Karen Tashman, FSA, Executive Director

Karen Tashman joined CBS on September 1, 2016 as our Executive Director. Karen’s extensive background in Jewish communal work includes over 30 years of experience as a Jewish Educator and Executive Director. Prior to joining us at CBS, she served Jewish communities in New York, Georgia and Florida in congregational, summer camp, day school and programming settings. Karen is also active in the North American Association of Synagogue Executives (NAASE), the umbrella organization for Executive Directors of Conservative synagogues and has served for many years on its Annual International Conference Committee. Additionally, she is certified as a Fellow in Synagogue Administration. 


Lori Karpay, Administrative Assistant

Lori Karpay joined CBS in the summer of 2016. Lori is the warm and welcoming presence that greets you when you walk in the door or when you call in the telephone.

Lori handles all front office mailings and information, creates beautiful flyers and publications, takes reservations for events, and so much more. Most of all, Lori wants to make everyone who reaches out to CBS feel welcome and at home. 


Margaret Stiglitz, Religious School Administrative Assistant

Margaret  joined CBS as the Religious School Administrative Assistant in the spring of 2019. She comes to us with an extensive background working in the synagogue environment. Margaret brings with her great experience, skills and enthusiasm.   


Regina Hickey, Bookkeeping

Regina Hickey became a member of the administrative staff in the summer of 2019.  Previously serving as the bookkeeper in  church settings, she brings to the CBS bookkeeping position her experience in not-for-profit accounting and congregant relations. 


John Samarkas, Facility Manager

John Samarkas joined the CBS staff in March 2019. John brings with him great knowledge and skills in building maintenance and management. Being that he is brand new to the CBS community, his introduction to "who we are and what we do" has included full immersion into all things Gala, seconded only by the events surrounding Purim! What a beginning to getting to know us. When you see him, please be sure to introduce yourself.

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)

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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