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Alex Matthews                          
Congregational Leader

After graduating from Cornell University in 2009, Alex spent a few years working and adventuring in Peru with the Peace Corps, then hiking the Appalachian Trail in its entirety.  Although he grew up on the edge of New York City, farming and outdoor life sparked a passion and Alex spent the last 7 years managing vegetable farms in northeast Massachusetts, while living in Newburyport since 2015.  The understanding that so much of the Torah is deeply rooted in agriculture and community helped bring Alex back into the fold of Jewish life and inspired him to become more deeply involved in the CAA community. He brings a wealth of Jewish knowledge with him to the job from his years attending The Ramaz School, a coeducational Jewish Modern Orthodox Day School in New York.  Alex is excited to start this new chapter at Ahavas Achim and at Hebrew College in Newton.  In his spare time, you can find him running, biking or helping out at his fiancĂ© Mac's farm. Alex can be reached via email.



Marie Katzen                              
Synagogue Administrator

Marie and her husband Alan joined CAA in 2017 and Marie is currently on the Ed Committee.  Her two girls, Maddie and Rebecca are part of the Hebrew School community and Maddie had her Bat Mitzvah in 2018.  Professionally Marie works in the tech field and has a wealth of computer knowledge and organizational skills. Marie manages communications and media for CAA.  She also takes care of a number of day to day administrative duties that were formerly part of the rabbi's job and help keep our synagogue running smoothly.  Marie can be reached via email.

Sun, November 29 2020 13 Kislev 5781