Director of Religious School
Aaron Nielsenshultz is a life-long educator with experience in all age ranges, from early primary through adult learning. Throughout his career, Aaron has fostered a desire to make the learning experience better and more meaningful for students, no matter the setting. His love of education and his passion for Jewish knowledge came together more than ten years ago when Aaron moved from working in higher education to working in the world of Jewish education, and he could not be happier doing what he calls the best work of his life. He is always eager to take questions and receive feedback.
You can contact Aaron at [email protected] – or you can look for him in the Spain Lobby greeting students every day religious school is in session.
Early Childhood Center Director
Lisa Yoskowitz most recently was the Center Director for KinderCare in Bensalem, PA. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and began her career as a 1st grade teacher. While her children were young, Lisa worked nights and weekends in retail management, where she gained a wealth of management, business and customer service experience. She returned to her first love, Early Childhood education when she took on her role at KinderCare. Thanks to Lisa's leadership, KinderCare in Bensalem achieved a Keystone Stars 2 rating and NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation. NAEYC is the nationally recognized gold standard for early childhood education programs. Lisa and her family have been long-time members of Ohev Shalom where she became an Adult Bat Mitzvah, served on the Board of Trustees and is a frequent Torah reader at Shabbat and High Holy Day worship services. Lisa's passion for early childhood education, love of Judaism, collaborative leadership style, dynamic personality and strong leadership skills will ensure that the CECE provides outstanding, high-quality Jewish education.
Early Childhood Center Assistant Director/Business Manager
Suzanne Diamond is Beth Or's Early Childhood Center Assistant Director. She also manages our teachers and monitors the finances at the Center, a postion she had held since 2007. This position is very enriching for Suzanne, impacting the smallest members of Beth Or's community is extremely rewarding. When not working in her office, Suzanne can be found sneaking hugs and kisses from the children. Suzanne has a bachelors Degree in Accounting and a masters Degree in Management from Pennsylvania State University.
Suzanne and her family have been members of Beth Or since 1997. She and her husband Mitch have three children - Kayla, Hannah, & Matthew. She has had the privilege of watching her children grow through the Early Childhood Center, the religious school, through the B'nai Mitzvah process and confirmation, and now as Kayla is in college.
Education Center Administrative Coordinator
Sharon Carlin needs no introduction, particularly if you are a family with young children in our congregation. She has worked in our Early Childhood Center as the Administrative Assistant for the last 10 years. She now serves as Education Center Administrative Coordinator for both our early childhood center and religious school programs. Sharon’s bright personality and “just do it” mindset are invaluable in the education center’s vision of creating an organization that is seen as efficient, organized, friendly and congregant oriented. In her role, Sharon coordinates all of the administrative aspects of Beth Or’s Education Center including the Early Childhood Center and our K-12 Jewish Education programs.