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Ehud Klinger, Director of Operations
While Ehud is a native Israeli, he takes great pride in living in New Jersey. Having lived in Israel, Japan and the US, Ehud brings different views and approaches to Judaism and community. Ehud has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit world, previously managing non-profit academic organizations. He holds several degrees in International Relations and Asian Studies but mostly enjoys meeting people. Ehud enjoys spending time with his family, exploring new places and re-visiting old favorites.



Lily Lucey, Student Rabbi

Most recently, Lily worked at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater, Florida. She served as B’nai Mitzvah Teacher & Coordinator, prayer and song leader, cantorial soloist at synagogue and community events, religious school music teacher, and was often involved with synagogue and holiday programming. She is passionate about teaching Torah and Haftarah trope and Shabbat t’filot to students and their families with the hope that they will carry these skills with them for their future participation in synagogue life. She believes strongly in the importance of establishing relationships with students and families as they find their personal relationships with the Jewish experience. Lily is currently in seminary studying to be a Rabbi and serves also as Shomrei's Student Rabbi.

Aylah Winter, Education Director
Since moving to Montclair Aylah has become involved in the Shomrei community. She has served on the Shomrei Education Board for two years and worked in the preschool as an assistant teacher. She also worked to coordinate travel to Israel for individuals, families and groups with a private tour operator.  Prior to moving to Montclair, Aylah and her family lived in Manhattan where she worked for several Jewish non-profit organizations. Most recently, she worked for American Jewish World Service coordinating their international Alternative Spring Break program for Hillel students around the country. Aylah is passionate about experiential education and its value with young adults. During this time she had the opportunity to travel extensively through central America.

Marjorie P. Steffe, Office Assistant
Originally from Florida, Marjorie grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. After job-related moves took her and her husband from North Carolina to Kansas City to Baltimore to Atlanta, they settled in Montclair in 1998 & joyfully raised 3 children in this lovely town! With a degree in Early Childhood Education K-3, Marjorie returned to the classroom. She began working in Shomrei Emunah’s preschool in 2022, and assisted Rabbi Julie’s transition into her new role at the synagogue. As of November 2022, administrative office responsibilities have been added to her job here.