Steven J. Fine, Executive Director
Steve became Executive Director in 2014 after 9 years spent as the head of Member Relations and Financial Administrator of Temple Israel, in West Bloomfield. Steve has been a member of B’nai Moshe since 1986 and served on many committees over the years including 20+ years on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Steve brings a strong financial and creative background to the position and a penchant for problem solving and customer service. “After 103 years in metro-Detroit there is still room for B’nai Moshe to grow and flourish for our families, friends and the community at large. I have always felt welcomed and at home at B’nai Moshe and want everyone to experience all that I have here.” Steve is also B’nai Moshe’s shofar blower on the High Holy Days. He explains that both the Executive Director position and Shofar blower have some of the same attributes. Funny guy, that Steve.
You will always notice change when Steve is around as he is very creative and believes that if you are not getting better, you are getting worse. Stop in and talk to Steve. You’ll get caught up in his passion for B’nai Moshe. You can contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barrett Harr, Director of Education
Barrett grew up in Dallas, Texas where she was involved in Jewish camping, Temple Youth Group, BBYO, and NFTY. She and her family (husband David and daughters Ilana and Shoshana) relocated to Michigan in 2013 and now considers herself a proud Michigander.
She earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and Certificate in Jewish Education specializing in Adolescents and Emerging Adults, and a Masters of Arts in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
She has experience in working with students of all ages as she began her career in Jewish Education as a religious school and pre-school teacher, then moving to specialize in adolescents in formal and informal education settings. In her most recent position as the Coordinator of Jewish Teen Engagement at the Jewish Federation she was responsible for managing the Jewish Youth Professionals’ Council, serving as the staff person for JServe and the Community Shabbaton for students in grades 5 & 6, providing professional learning opportunities for those who work with youth, and administering grants and scholarships for youth.
Additionally Barrett worked as our lead educator for our Post B’nai Mitzvah program last year. She is very excited to be able to expand her connection with B’nai Moshe as the head of our LIFE program creating unique and special identity forming opportunities for our youth and families.
When you see Barrett or her wonderful family around our synagogue please introduce your self and welcome them to our warm community.