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Ron Safier, Executive Director

Ron Safier was at Temple Beth Sholom for a meeting in May 2014 when he was asked if he could assist in the search for the next Executive Director for TBS. That’s because Ron has been in the staffing industry for over 23 years and has placed hundreds of professionals at dozens of organizations. Ron knows what companies look for in a candidate. He said of course, he would be happy to help. So then Ron started thinking -- what type of candidate would be good for this role, what type of candidate would be good for Temple Beth Sholom? 

Then Ron thought it would be great if this candidate could come from within the congregation. Who better than someone who might already know the clergy, the staff, many of the congregants, the Board of Directors and all the committee heads? And if that individual could be found from within the congregation who possesses the technical skills, business experience and interpersonal skills needed to succeed in this role, then there would be no need to look outside the proverbial four walls. 

And then Ron thought -- that describes him. So he threw his hat into the ring because the timing was right for him both personally and professionally, and he had the skills and experience needed to succeed in the role. Ron received his MBA from Colorado State University and his BS in Business Economics from the State University of New York. Ron has experience in finance and accounting, human resources and managing large teams of people. But more importantly, he’ll tell you, is that he has the right attitude. Ron has been a member of Temple Beth Sholom for over 10 years, has served on the Board of Directors and has been Chair of the Ritual Committee. He’s passionate about TBS and genuinely cares about its long-term sustainability and growth. Ron has a customer service mentality and understands that the congregant is the client. He doesn’t view this as just a job. He believes this role is an Avodat Kodesh, which means sacred task or holy work, a role that he considers an honor not to be taken lightly. And he applies conservative Jewish values to every action and decision considered, while embodying the mission, vision and goals of TBS. 

Ron lives in Voorhees with his wife Jennifer and their four boys: Jacob, AJ, Matthew and Sam. The children attend Kellman Brown Academy where Jennifer is a past President of PTG and is still very active with the school. As a recent recipient of the TBS Service Award, and a finalist in the Voorhees Township Citizen of the Year award, Ron is very active in our community. Ron is a GVAA baseball coach, a Pack 36 Cub Scouts den leader, a regular attendee (with his son Jacob) at our monthly TBS Cook for a Friend program, as well as being a certified pet therapy dog handler. Ron was in Israel in August/September 2014 volunteering on an IDF military base during the waning days of Operation Protective Edge. Ron brings to TBS a passion for Jewish life and community, very much in keeping with the values and traditions of Temple Beth Sholom. 

Sat, December 2 2023 19 Kislev 5784