Meet Our Staff
Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky, Director of LMAHH, is currently the Senior Rabbi at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El. He has previously served as a Rabbi at Park Avenue Synagogue in New York. In addition to pulpit and pastoral duties he grew the youth department at Park Avenue Synagogue, created avenues of connection for Millennials and Gen Z, generated new adult education initiatives and done his best to bring a deep understanding of Jewish tradition to the project of bettering the lives of others. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary where, in addition to ordination, he earned a Master’s degree in Talmud and Rabbinic Literature. He is a member of the Religious Leadership Advisory Board at the Jewish Theological Seminary and a term-member at the Council on Foreign Relations. He grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and after graduating from Oberlin College with a BA in Classics, Jewish Studies and Ultimate Frisbee he studied at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem.
Dr. Lisa Richman is currently the Education Director at Temple Beth Hillel – Beth El. She was a Judaic Studies teacher at Perelman Jewish Day School and the Education Director at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. She’s done extensive work in the fields of formal and informal education and has a background in both general and Jewish studies.
Hannah Isaacs-Arkin is currently the Education Director at Adath Israel. Hannah has held various leadership roles in the Jewish community for close to a decade. She held the position as Youth Director at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn NY, Program Director at the Union of Reform Judaism's Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA, and as the Communications Manager at Tribe 12 in Philadelphia. Hannah believes it is imperative to our Jewish community to create dynamic educational opportunities for students of all ages.
Rabbi Shawn SimonHazani serves as the Director of Lifelong Learning at Har Zion Temple.
Dr. Michael Schatz is Principal of the Jane Fishman Grinberg Religious School of Har Zion Temple. He holds degrees in education and Jewish Studies from Vassar College, Arcadia University, and Gratz College where he was among the first recipients of the Ed.D. Dr. Schatz is a past president of the Jewish Educators Assembly, and has been a formal and informal Jewish Educator for three decades; teaching, leading institutions and serving as a national consultant and teacher educator. Aside from his work at Har Zion, Dr. Schatz is an expert in the history of the Jews of Philadelphia and he leads tours and lectures on this topic frequently. Dr. Schatz is also a pretty awesome baker, specializing in challah, banana bread and hamantaschen.