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Evan Sheinhait, Rabbi


Rabbi Evan Sheinhait is honored to be the rabbi at Temple Tiferet Shalom, effective January 1, 2023.

Rabbi Evan, as he likes to be called, earned his master's degree in Hebrew Literature from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2018 and received his Rabbinic ordination in 2019. He is also a proud graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a Bachelor of Arts in Judaic Studies.


Rabbi Evan is a passionate community builder who celebrates vibrant and meaningful Jewish identity, exploring what Jewish life can and must look like in the 21st century. Throughout his rabbinate, Rabbi Evan has worked with synagogues and Hillels across the east coast and is excited to usher TTS into its next chapter.


Rabbi Evan was raised in Framingham and has strong connections to the city of Peabody, with many family members in our community. In his spare time, Rabbi Evan loves to read mystery novels and children’s books with his son Reuven, travel to new places with his dog Lilith, and cook dishes from around the world with his wife Micaela. 

Looking to meet with Rabbi Evan? Reach out to the temple or find a time here


Make sure to check out Rabbi Evan on Instagram @rabbiejs!

Email Rabbi Evan at

Lisa Schnapper, Cantorial Soloist

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Our cantorial soloist for the 2023-2024 academic term is Lisa J. Schnapper, who is enrolled in the Cantorial Program at The Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, in Newton MA, and studying for her Certificate in Sacred Jewish Music (Anticipated 2024).  Lisa previously received a four-year professional studies diploma from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in Florida, and a Master of Arts (with Distinction) in Communication Arts from the New York Institute of Technology in New York, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University.  Lisa has been working as a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner at the Lisa Jane Healing Arts, in Larchmont NY since 2013, and as a performing artist in theater, television, and other venues since 2001.  When she is not attending Hebrew College during the school year, Lisa and her husband live in Larchmont, New York.

Beth Simons, Office Manager


Beth Simons has been a member of Temple Beth Shalom, now Temple Tiferet Shalom, for over 38 years. She has been taking care of all of the temple's needs for the past 20 years, running the office with extreme efficiency. She is focused on ensuring all congregants' needs are taken care of, from ritual and life cycle events to school needs, and making sure each congregant has a fulfilling spiritual experience as a member of our congregation.


Please reach out to Beth with any questions you may have about Temple Tiferet Shalom here.

Tracy Cranson, Religious School Director


Tracy Cranson,  Head of the Religious school at TTS. has been involved in Jewish education most of her life. Her background is from a  Conservative Jewish education from a Jewish day school which availed her the opportunity to learn Hebrew, Torah and Rituals at a very young age, giving her a solid foundation for an eventual career in Jewish education. As Head of School, Tracy oversees the curriculum and assure that our students are getting the best support for their individual needs. She also teaches our 6th and 7th grade students and tutors the B’nai Mitzvah students.  


Outside of TTS, Tracy practices civil litigation and is the proud mother of a 15 year old son, Jacob. She always says, "My heart and soul feeds on Judaism and I am grateful for the chance to share that with our TTS students, families and congregation". 


Please reach out to Tracy with any questions you may have about Temple Tiferet Shalom here

Janice Ross, Preschool Director


Janice Ross, our Preschool Director, has been working with our youngsters since 1999. She received her degree in Early Childhood Education from Salem State University where her love for learning and young children were melded together. Janice discovered how special TTS’ (Temple Beth Shalom at the time) school is when she was searching for a program for her own daughter, and she’s been here ever since. 

Please visit our preschool page here

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