Meet Our Staff
Norman Einhorn, Director of LMAHH, is currently the Director of Engagement and Programming at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, PA. Norman started as a Hebrew School teacher at Har Zion in September, 1986 and hasn’t looked back since.
He has served as the principal of the Har Zion High School of Jewish Studies, leader of Junior Congregation, Middle School teacher, Adult Education teacher and Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor.
Norman is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, which led to his 30 year stint as founder and president of Unique Video Concepts. He and his best friend Steve Goldberg (also knows as the Sunday Director of LMAHH) also founded Unique Entertainment, a multi-media game show, which has entertained for thousands of contestants from summer camps and colleges to Hebrew Schools and birthday parties.
Norman’s passion has been providing a productive, positive and worthwhile Jewish education for our post Bar/Bat Mitzvah students - and heading up the phenomenal LMAHH dream team has been amazing!
Steve Goldberg, Sunday Director of LMAHH, has had a long career in both secular and Jewish education. Steve first started teaching at Beth Tikvah B’Nai Jesherun in 1984. Steve then made the big move to the Main Line, and started teaching at Har Zion in 1986 along with his best friend of over forty years, Norman Einhorn (AKA - LMAHH Director). Steve teamed up with Norman to become Co-Principals of Har Zion Hebrew High School in 2004, and remained in that position until the creation of LMAHH in 2017. Steve’s passion for Jewish Education and working with Jewish teens is as strong as ever, and is the perfect compliment to his day job!
During the day, Steve works as an elementary school teacher in the Upper Dublin School District, and will be beginning his 29th year as a fourth grade teacher at Jarrettown Elementary School. When not in the classroom, Steve loves spending time with his wife Jami, and two children, Eden and Sam, (both of whom are proud LMAHH students), and his two dogs, Syd and Kugel. Steve also has a strong passion for cheering on his beloved Philly sports teams, and has been an Eagles season ticket holder since the late 70’s! Steve can’t wait to see all of his LMAHH friends, and build on the success of LMAHH’s first year!!!
Harold Messinger, our Tuesday site director, is Hazzan (prayer leader) at Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley. Harold has been teaching teens of all ages since the early 90’s when he lived in Israel and worked for Ramah and USY year-long programs as an advisor. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s, Hazzan Harold worked full time at Akiba Hebrew Academy (now Barrack) here on the Main Line and then later at the Austin Jewish Academy in Austin, Texas. He moved back to Philly in 2005 to train to become a Cantor and has been at Beth Am Israel since 2006.
He has a passion for music and prayer of all kinds, including a new venture called, “The Interfaith Music Project of Philadelphia”, a multi-faith performance group building bridges and relationships through music, prayer and dialogue. He loves connecting teen to Israel, their Judaism and to prayer and spirituality, and strives to help teens find their own Jewish identity in the post-Bnai Mitzvah years. Finally Harold is obsessed with Hummus and is grateful to live in the second best city in the world for outstanding Hummus (outside of the Promised Land) and he is excited to pursue his very own HummusQuest this fall! Looking forward to a new year at LMAHH!
Sarah Lefkowitz, our Teen Engagement Coordinator and Administrator, is so excited to be joining the LMAHH crew this year! Sarah works at Beth Am Israel full time as the Education Program Administrator and Communications Coordinator. Sarah graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in 2017 with a degree in Mass Communications. At York College she was on their dance team and hosted her own radio show.
She has been hard at work this summer planning all the LMAHH social activities, making an agenda for our new LMAHH student leaders and getting to know everyone at LMAHH. When Sarah is not hard at work, she is hanging out with her family, friends and keeping up with all Eagles, Sixers and celebrity news. Can't wait to get this great year started!