SAJ Administrative Director
Debbie Rudt has been SAJ’s Administrative Director since 2013, after having been the Communications and Programming Associate since 2006. She oversees all operational aspects of the synagogue, including lifecycle events, programming, communications and human resources. Before coming to SAJ, Debbie worked as an account representative and video producer at a large public relations agency, a sales representative for Israel Bonds and as a floral designer. Debbie is a member of the Reconstructing Judaism Executive Directors Learning Network.
Debbie holds a BA in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and two children, who both had their B’nei Mitzvah at SAJ. Debbie can be reached at email@example.com
Rachel Bitterfield’s experience comes from a diverse range of industries ranging from professional theater production here in New York City, founding an ISP in Boston, to administration of a Jewish Montessori School in Atlanta and purchasing agent for a research lab, also in Atlanta. Rachel is happy to be back home in New York and join the vibrant SAJ community. Rachel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbinic Intern at SAJ
Noah Rubin Blose
Immediate Past Rabbinic Intern at SAJ
Noah Rubin-Blose lives in Philadelphia and is in his third year of rabbinical school at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He is originally from Durham, North Carolina (the homelands of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation) and he spent the last fifteen years there working as a chef, baker, and community organizer. He is a maker of queer ritual, builder of interfaith coalitions, teacher and facilitator, and lifelong student-participant in Southern movements for racial justice. He is the author of Making the Table: Vegetarian Recipes to Nourish Community, and currently serves as a Talmud teaching fellow with SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva. When he’s not teaching or studying, you can probably find him walking by a river or cooking up something tasty in the kitchen. He is excited to be working at SAJ as the Rabbinic Intern for a second year! Noah can be reached at email@example.com.