August 24, 6:00pm
Sabbath Dinner Officiated by Rabbi Peter Novick
Private Dining Room at Ingleside

Leadership at Hevrat Shalom Congregation


Principal Rabbi: Stan Levin

Description: Description: Rabbi PhotoRabbi Stan Levin is a native Washingtonian with a degree in Film and Theatre from New York University. He was a documentary film maker for the US Department of Agriculture, field producer for A&E’s Biography of Larry King, and has written and produced radio and TV commercials and government public service announcements. Over the years, he has also been a nationally syndicated film critic for Tribune Broadcasting, appeared locally as the film critic on Montgomery Cable TV News, and wrote for The Washington Globe newspaper. He co-hosted the Screening Room for Montgomery Cable TV, a half-hour show covering movies available on videotape.

Rabbi Levin was ordained by the Rabbinical Seminary International by Rabbi J. Gelberman in Riverdale, New York.


Rabbi Peter Novick

Description: Description: Rabbi Photo

Rabbi Peter Novick received ordination from the Rabbinical Seminary International (RSI) in 2010.  For the last twenty (+) years he has conducted an early morning Shabbat service at a large synagogue in metropolitan Washington.  For that service he serves as Sheliach Tzibbur, introduces and comments on the Torah portion, leads teaching, delivers a D’Var Torah/sermon, and introduces and comments on the Haftarah.   He also leads High Holiday services, conducting the entire service as rabbi and hazzan.  Rabbi Novick counsels those in need, those who have sustained a loss, those with questions, and visits the sick on a regular basis.  Rabbi Novick coordinates and leads

Rabbi Emeritus: Arnold Saltzman
Description: Description: Rabbi PhotoRabbi Arnold Saltzman, previously Cantor and Cantor Emeritus at Adas Israel Congregation of Washington, D.C. was ordained in 1980 at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. In 2015 the Maryland General Assembly recognized him for 10 years of service and dedication as a rabbi in Maryland. Rabbi Saltzman has degrees from Brooklyn College, Columbia University Teachers College, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, including a Doctorate, honoris causa. He studied three years in the rabbinic program at the Academy for Jewish Religion in Riverdale, NY where he was ordained by Rabbi Joe Gelberman. His responsibilities include oversight for our religious services, adult and youth education, life cycle events and pastoral counseling.

Rabbi Saltzman is also a well-known cantor, serving for twenty-seven years as cantor of the Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, DC. His recordings, national broadcasts, and original symphonic compositions have won national critical acclaim. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Education Directors Council of the Jewish Federation, the American Conference of Cantors (URJ), the Cantors Assembly, and the Calvert Interfaith Council. In 2014 he was singled out for a special award for his work on behalf of Alan Gross, a former prisoner in Cuba. Rabbi Saltzman writes as a guest columnist for the Washington Jewish Week on Torah and as Music Critic. He is married to Carol Nissenson.

Top of Page

Senior Cantorial Soloist: Caron Dale

Description: Description: Rabbi PhotoCaron has been singing Jewish music since she was a young girl having started and managed ensembles in high school and college.  They were a prelude to Lox & Vodka, the Klezmer, Jewish and American music band which she started because of her love of the music, the rich traditions, the wonderful holiday celebrations, and the deep spirituality Judaism offers. 

Lox & Vodka has been the Kennedy Center’s artist in residence and the Washington Post’s Best Pick.  They’ve performed for Presidential events and have been featured in Festivals around the country. 

Caron joined Hevrat Shalom in 2008 and serves now as our Senior Cantorial Soloist. She infuses a wonderful mix of religious passion and music into our Shabbat Services and community events. Always count on Caron to provide a wonderful mix of spiritual, meaningful, creative and fun experiences for our congregation.

Top of Page

Cantorial Soloist: Beth Rubens

Description: Description: Rabbi PhotoBeth M. Rubens has been teaching with Musikids since 2002, and has been an Early Childhood Music teacher since 1999. She taught at the Levine School of Music in Washington DC, as well as in public and private school settings in the San Francisco Bay Area, working with babies through second-graders.

Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from Vassar College, and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has completed Levels I and II of Orff Schulwerk teacher training in Early Childhood Music, as well as multiple teacher training workshops. Beth performs professionally in opera, musical theater, recital, choral music and cabaret both in her native California as well as in the Washington D.C. area, New York, and Italy.

Top of Page

Professional Staff

Religious Instructor: Darryl Sharman

Darryl has a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, M.Ed. in Jewish Studies from George Washington University and advanced studies at Johns Hopkins. Darryl known in the greater DC area as an educator and student of Jewish Studies. He is a frequent host of Hevrat Shalom’s Round Table Discussions. darrylsherman@hotmail.com

Secretary and Bookkeeper, Sue Tubbs
Sue Tubbs has been with the congregation for many years as our bookkeeper and secretary. As an integral part of our congregation’s infrastructure she is always available either by email: suetubbs@verizon.net or by phone either by calling the congregation’s office number: 240.767.6518 or directly at: 301.299.2592.

Accountant:  Ken Watter, CPA, P.A.
Address:                                           4332 Montgomery Ave
                                                         Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone:                                              301.662.0680
Email:                                               ken@wattercpa.com

Hevrat Shalom Board of Directors:
President:                                         Stephen Permison
Vice President:                                 Bonni Dutcher
Treasurer:                                         Joseph Myers               
Ingleside Liaison:                             Open
Publications Editor:                         Sid Verner
Members at Large:                           Joseph Hein                  
                                                         Eugene Silverman
                                                         Sid Verner                     
                                                         Sandra Wolk
Publications Developer:                   Steve Permison
Newsletter Editor:                            Sid Verner


Home | About Us | Leadership | Education | Membership | Sponsors | Calendars | Activities | Contact
| Directions | Site Map

Copyright Hevrat Shalom Congregation 2013. All rights reserved worldwide.
Website design by Skinny Cat Designs, llc

Funeral Practices document