Our Staff

Amy S. Abrams, Executive Director -- 215-646-5806 x208

Amy Abrams assumed the role of Executive Director in July 2013 after completing her term as President of Congregation Beth Or. This represents a new direction in her professional career and a continuation of her service to Beth Or. Amy has been a Beth Or member and active volunteer since 1996. She began her volunteer service with the Youth Committee, followed by assuming the role of Treasurer, and then serving three terms as Vice President. She has been an active member of the Board of Trustees since 2000.

Amy is also an accomplished business executive. She most recently served as a Senior Vice President at Merck & Co. where she was responsible for directing all of the marketing support functions on a global basis. Prior to that Amy served as President of Telerx and was responsible for growing the company to more than $100 million in sales and re-positioning it as a leader in its market niche.

Amy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Planning and Administration from the Pennsylvania State University. She subsequently attended Merck’s Senior Leadership Training program at Harvard University, completed an AMA Management Course for Presidents, and MBA courses in marketing at Temple University. Amy is certified as a Six Sigma Executive Belt and in the Conners Partners Change Execution Methodology.

Amy and Mitchell reside in Upper Gwynedd and their daughter, Meryl is an Emergency Medicine Resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.


Jillian Glick, Director of Member and Youth Engagement -- 215-646-5806 x234

Jillian Glick began her Beth Or journey in 2nd grade as a student in religious school. She spent many years immersed in the programs that Beth Or has to offer. She enjoyed building relationships all through her years here. She began officially working for our synagogue in 11th grade, as a Hebrew tutor and special needs shadow. She returned to us years later to begin working in our CECE. Jillian taught in many different classrooms for 7 years, in addition to teaching 4th grade Hebrew school, 7th grade academy and assisting our youth directors. Beth Or has certainly been a special home for her.

Jillian now serves as our Youth Director and Director of Member Engagement. Jillian loves helping families find a home at Beth Or and begin their Jewish journeys. She feels blessed to be a part of a community that feels like a family.  She lives in Plymouth Meeting and is currently engaged to Wes Peskin.


Judy Trias, Director of Marketing and Communications -- 215-646-5806 x207

Judy Trias is an experienced marketer with a background in strategic marketing and communications. Prior to joining Beth Or's senior leadership team in July 2016, Judy worked as a consultant helping professionalize, customize and improve the effectiveness of her client's marketing - from brand identity, positioning and messaging to websites, printed materials and social media. She previously served as Vice President, Marketing for PREIT, a Philadelphia-based real estate development company specializing in shopping centers. In this role, she led and mentored a team of marketing professionals and an internal advertising agency.

Judy’s focus at Beth Or is on making our marketing and communications consistent and relevant to ensure you are in-the-know about what Beth Or offers in a way that is meaningful for you.

Judy earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Delaware. She and husband, Jim, live in Montgomery Township (North Wales) and have three children Danielle, Alex and Jason.  


Suzanne Diamond, Director of Accounting -- 215-646-5806 x206

Suzanne Diamond is responsible for all accounting functions for the congregation. Suzanne has been a member of Beth Or for 20+ years and has been an employee since 2006. During her tenure, she has worked in the Early Childhood Center, first as an assistant teacher and then as Assistant Director/Business Manager for the Center for 9 years. Additionally, before taking on the Director of Accounting role, Suzanne also performed the Controller duties for 3 years.

Prior to her career at Beth Or, Suzanne worked as a cost accountant for 6 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting as well as an MBA from The Pennsylvania State University. Suzanne, her husband Mitch and their three children - Kayla, Hannah and Matthew are active members of our congregation and community.   


Liz Hirsh, F.T.A, Executive Director Emerita

Liz Hirsch, FTA, was the Executive Director at Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen, PA from 1991 until her retirement in June of 2013. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director at Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie, Louisiana for five years. She earned an MA in counseling from St. Mary's College of California and a BS in Education from SUNY. Liz has also earned the Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA), a joint certification from NATA, the CCAR and the URJ. She is a Past President of the National Association of Temple Administrators and has held positions as Vice Chair of NATA's Certification Board, Chair of the Placement Committee and has served as Editor of the NATA Journal. In addition to her work as Executive Director, Liz has recorded interviews with survivors of the Holocaust for the Shoah Foundation. She lives in Upper Gwynedd with her husband, Bob andenjoys crossword puzzles,swimming, traveling and playing with her grandchildren.


Support Staff

Jill Bascove

Receptionist & Graphic Designer, 215-646-5806 x209       

 

Sharon Carlin

 Education Programs Admin. Coordinator, 215-646-5806 x200      

 

Barbara Murtha

Assistant to Rabbi Marx & Cantor Green, 215-646-5806 x220       

 

Mary Lou Siegel

Education Programs Admin. Assistant, 215-646-5806 x201       

 

 Ellen Wichterman

Assistant to Rabbi Bonder & AP/AR Clerk, 215-646-5806 x211        

 

Genevieve YanityAssistant to Executive Director, 215-646-5806 x212     


 Maintenance/Security Staff

 

Steve Hirsch

Maintenance Supervisor, 215-646-5806 x230      

 

 

Darryl Green

Maintenance – Weekend and Evening Supervisor

 

Wendell Owen

Maintenance - Daytime

 

Charles Dunlop 

Maintenance – Weekend and Evening

 

Bob Harris

Traffic Manager & Security

 

Larry Hughes, Maintenance - Overnight