Administrative Staff

Beth Schine, Temple Administrator

Beth has been part of the Beth El community since 1994. She has taught in the religious school, served as interim principal, been an active lay leader, and served on the Board of Directors, including as President. Most recently, Beth held the position of Education Coordinator for four years. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, cooking, and kayaking.

Beth and her wife Pam McArthur have a son, Aaron, who grew up at Beth El, starting in the preschool and graduating with his Siyyum class (12th grade).

Wendy Forrester, Administrative Assistant

Wendy has an extensive background in visual arts and a passion for social justice. She recently curated and managed a juried art exhibition called “Picture Social Justice and Human Rights.” She is also a SoulCollage(r) Facilitator.

Wendy comes to Beth El from California by way of New Hampshire. In California, she was a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist (MFCT) and registered Art Therapist. While living In New Hampshire, she worked in the Norwich (Vermont) Public Library as the Programs and Publicity Coordinator, and she managed the gallery space. She now resides in Brookline.

Wendy looks forward to supporting the congregation and its mission.

Carolyn Tobin, Bookkeeper

Carolyn has been the Bookkeeper at Beth El since 2008. Because of the friendly community & family atmosphere of the temple, she has enjoyed being a part of the Beth El staff for the past 9 years.

Carolyn earned her Bachelors degree in Accounting from Fitchburg State University, and a Masters in Accountancy from Bentley College. Outside of work, Carolyn loves spending time with her husband, Tom, and their three teenage sons. Carolyn’s oldest son is in his freshman year at Clemson University, and although never a sports fan herself, Carolyn has recently become a diehard Clemson Tiger’s football team fanatic.

Josimar Pereira, Facility Maintenance

Josimar Pereira, from Minas Gerais, Brazil, has been taking good care of our building and grounds since 2011. He loves big celebrations and the High Holidays at Beth El because he gets to see so many of us together.

Josimar also owns the business K & K Landscape, www.kklandscapecleaning.com.

In his spare time, Josimar likes to play soccer and eat Brazilian barbecue. When you see him, ask him about his favorite restaurants!