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Rabbi Hannah Orden


Rabbi Hannah Orden

A rabbi with a sense of humor, a warm heart, and an ardent soul, Hannah cares passionately about our congregation and creating a better world. 

Hannah became our spiritual leader in 2014, and since then has blessed our community with her special blend of love, laughter, and dedication. She has an extensive background in Jewish education as well as a strong commitment to community building and social action, evident in her work with Summit Interfaith Council, where she serves on the Anti-Racism Task Force.

Before coming to CBH, Hannah was the rabbi at Temple B’nai Israel in Laconia, New Hampshire, and served on the adjunct faculty for Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts, where she earned her rabbinic ordination and Master of Arts in Jewish Studies.

Leemor Ellman Education Director


Leemor Ellman

Leemor is a passionate Jewish educator and communal program director with two decades of experience teaching and empowering children. Leemor holds a BS in psychology and sociology from Union College and an MA in organizational psychology from Columbia University.  She lives in Maplewood with her two school age children, husband, and sleepy cat, Babka.  

Besides being our religious school director, Leemor is an avid hiker, yoga lover, and is known for spontaneously dancing with her kids.


Steve Wetter Cantor


Steve Wetter

During the week, Steve is a portfolio manager, but come Shabbat, he transforms into our cantorial leader. He has led our songs and prayers for more than 15 years. His amazing voice will truly touch your soul. 

Listen to Steve sing

Steve Wetter Cantor

Meet Our President

Peggy Dugan

Peggy joined CBH in 2004 and has worn many hats over the years including Religious School teacher, Program committee and Membership chair, assistant to Michael Hyman for High Holidays, teacher of cooking to the teens, chef of the breakfasts, and most recently 1st VP. Peggy and her husband Terry live in Summit and have 3 grown children. 

Our Board

CBH is as lively as it is today because of the influence of our many members who volunteer on the board.

Executive Committee

Past President: Arleen Soldati
First Vice President: Chris Tognola
Second Vice President: Carol Sullivan
Treasurer: Andy Kaplan
Secretary: Carol Sussman Skalka

Board Members

Communications: Carrie Fiore Andrews 
Facilities: Eric Silverberg 
Fundraising: Margie Ticknor 
Lifelong Learning: Chana Seligman 
Membership: Cindy Slavin & Lisa Tognola
Programs: Ina Weitzman & Lisa Tognola
Religious School: Tricia Zelkowicz
Social Action: Marjorie Heyman  
Spiritual Life: Zachary Kaplan 
Strategic Planning: Open

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