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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.



Lilly 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.

Marita Falconer, Office Support
Marita assists in our offices providing support for all clerical activities. Previously she was on the faculty of the JLC (Hebrew School). She has been teaching for 13 years and loves it. Seven of those years she's been at Shomrei teaching 4, 5, 6 and 7th grade Judaica. In a past life, she was a business analyst. She enjoys using technology to make learning fun and exciting for the kids. Marita relates, "The only thing I enjoy as much as teaching is learning." Her family belongs to Congregation Beth Shalom, a Conservative Synagogue in Teaneck. At Beth Shalom she's been a member of the Adult Education Committee for many years. She and her husband have three adult children.