Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon Names New Youth Director

Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon Names New Youth Director


Zach Moskowitz

Congregation Beth Emeth (CBE) has announced the appointment of Zach Moskowitz as Youth Director. His appointment comes as the previous Youth Director, Jenny Rubin, moves to a full-time position with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) youth programs. Moskowitz started as Youth Director on July 22, and will also teach in Beth Emeth’s Religious School starting in the fall.

"We are thrilled to have Zach join our staff in this full-time role,” says Melissa Heifetz, the synagogue’s Executive Director. “He has the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to our youth programs to bring us to the next level.”

Moskowitz is excited to be taking up the position of Youth Director. “I literally grew up in the halls of Beth Emeth, where both of my parents have spent years teaching children at all levels,” he says. “From Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (BEECC) through Confirmation, Beth Emeth was my second home. I was an active member of the synagogue’s youth groups from middle school through high school, making lifelong friends along the way. I realize all of the amazing things that Beth Emeth’s youth programs did for me, and it is my goal to provide excitement, community, and a strong Jewish identity for the next generation. I look forward to beginning this new journey in our Beth Emeth community.”

Moskowitz has been Beth Emeth’s Kadima (middle school youth group) Advisor for 6 years, as well as serving on the regional youth program staff supporting USCJ programs for middle school through high school. He was also CBE’s Interim Youth Director in 2015. In addition to his roles with Beth Emeth and regional youth programs, he has worked as a childcare professional for the past four years through the Fairfax County Program, School Age Child Care (SACC).

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