As Executive Director, Jan oversees all of Temple Beth Orr’s daily operations, including Member Services, Facilities and Maintenance, Security, Technology, Human Resources, Communications, Finance and Accounting, Fundraising and Program Management. Jan implements the policy decisions of the Board of Directors.
Jan has served three temples in South Florida, combining her corporate and volunteer experience with her passion for Judaism. Jan’s management style blends compassion with competency which is a perfect set of ingredients for a temple administrator.
Jan has a bachelor’s degree and received a certificate in non-profit executive management from the Kellogg School of Management Education for Jewish Leaders at Northwestern University.
Jan is committed to strengthening the temple’s financial well being despite the downturn in the economy due to the pandemic. Since starting in July, 2019, she has demonstrated a sincere advocacy for TBO and works collaboratively with Clergy, staff and membership, serving the community to perpetuate our heritage and embrace the joy of Judaism.
Jan lives in Boynton Beach with her spouse, Ileen (of more than 30 years). They are proud mothers of an amazing daughter, Heather, and an adorable boxer, Herschel.
Religious School Director
Joyce Siegel is excited to become part of the Temple Beth Orr community as the Religious School Director. She is excited to share her experience and love for being Jewish with you. She has her Masters in Jewish Education and a Certificate in Jewish Family Education from Hebrew College, Newton MA. Joyce continues her professional development through various adult learning programs, classes and organizations.
As the Religious Director at Temple Beth Orr, Joyce looks forward to sharing your Jewish journey with your family by providing an enriching Religious School program which includes family involvement. One of her personal goals is to build a school/synagogue community where Temple Beth Orr becomes a second home filled with laughter, learning and family.
Joyce and her husband Bob moved to Boynton Beach five years ago from Massachusetts. Theyhave 3 boys, 2 daughters-in-law and 2 adorable grandsons, and 2 beautiful grandaughters.
Please stop by and introduce yourself. She would love to meet you.
Joyce Siegel, MJEd., CFJEd.
Early Childhood Center Director
Eileen Kaplan has been in Early Childhood education for the past 30 years as a teacher, a director, a mentor, speaker and author. Most recently she has gone back into the classroom as a teacher to learn and understand firsthand the role of the teacher and the needs of the children. “I now believe I can do my job with keen sense of what is needed for the teacher, the student and the parent.”
She is passionate about the role that early childhood education has on the success of a child throughout his/her school progress. The early childhood educator lays down the foundation for the child to then grow and thrive. These days, young children are expected to know so much before they even enter kindergarten. Eileen believes that children are able to learn through hands on experiences and literature. Our focus will be emergent reading and math skills but our method will make the child want to achieve through doing.
Eileen recently published a children’s book, Adam and the Circuit Board, about a little boy with Asperger’s syndrome. She loves to do book readings in local libraries, bookstores and social interaction groups. She hopes through her book, children will become less afraid and more aware of the needs of other children.
Eileen writes: “I am thrilled to return to the staff of the Temple Beth Orr in the capacity of Early Childhood Director. Through this position, I hope to continue to build a strong sense of community with students, parents and teachers.”