Our Board

Rabbi Darcie Crystal, Board Chair, teaches Exploring Judaism and Melton Adult Education classes at Central Synagogue. She is a member of the CCAR Ethics Committee. For 13 years, she taught leadership to rabbinical students at HUC-JIR. Darcie is a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow and she served for a decade on the Board of the Princeton University Center for Jewish Life/Hillel, including as its chair. Darcie graduated from Princeton University and was ordained by HUC-JIR. Her son and daughter participate in the Moving Traditions groups, Shevet and Rosh Hodesh, respectively.

Elyse Everett, Vice Chair, is an early childhood education specialist with over 20 years of experience in the field. She has worked extensively with Reform temples in New Jersey, enriching their early childhood programs. Elyse received a M.Ed. with an additional certification in administration and policy from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. from Cornell University. Elyse, her husband Scott, and three children live in Westfield, NJ. Elyse’s eldest daughter participates in a Rosh Hodesh group.

Bethany Shiner, Treasurer, is President and Founder of Balashine Design, specializing in design for small commercial and retail projects. Bethany serves on the boards of two family foundations, both based in Chicago, Slingshot, a non-profit organization for Jewish next-generation funders, and the Early Childhood Learning Center of Adath Israel. Bethany is leading a Rosh Hodesh group in its 6th year. She received her B.S. from Drexel University and her M.S. from Philadelphia University. Bethany lives with her husband and their two small children in the Philadelphia area.

Jonathan Krasner, Secretary, is the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Associate Professor of Jewish Education Research at Brandeis University. Jonathan researches the history of American Jewish education, and gender and sexuality, including the mainstreaming of LGBTQ+ Jews in American Jewish life. He is the author of Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps, winner of the 2020 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Education, and The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education, winner of the 2011 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies. Jonathan holds an M.Ed. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Jewish history from Brandeis University, and he co-founded Keshet in 1996.

Rabbi Noah Arnow has been a rabbi of Kol Rinah since August 2014, where he enjoys running Moving Traditions programs. He is a past president of the St. Louis Rabbinical and Cantorial Association and chaired the Rabbinical Assembly’s 2022 convention. Ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York in 2010, he was an Associate Rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Vorhees, NJ. Rabbi Arnow grew up in Scarsdale, NY, and graduated from Brown University, where he concentrated in public policy. He lives in University City, MO, with his wife Tammy, and their children, Caleb, Hallel and Avra.  

Tami Astorino is the Co-President of Rise Gatherings, a retreat experience for women, and a trainer for InterfaithFamily. Since its launch, Tami has held several roles for Moving Traditions, as Education Specialist, Master Trainer, and Rosh Hodesh Group Leader. Tami serves as a Vice President of Women’s Philanthropy, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. She holds a B.A. from Emory University and an M.Ed. from Temple University. Tami’s daughter and son participated in Moving Traditions Teen Groups, Rosh Hodesh, and Shevet.

Dr. Bruce Ellman is a clinical psychologist, organizational consultant, and former Wall Street executive.  In addition to providing psychotherapy to individual, couples and groups, Bruce also advises family businesses hindered by complicated family dynamics and offers couples counseling to business partners. Bruce previously served on the Board of the Builders of Jewish Educations in Los Angeles and chaired the American Academy of Psychotherapists’ Endowment. His involvement with Moving Traditions began almost a decade ago when his eldest daughter joined a Rosh Hodesh group.  His two other children followed suit, joining their own Teen Groups and Bruce helped create a local Moving Traditions “Brain Trust” to expand the organization’s impact in Los Angeles. Father of three, Bruce is a graduate of Brown University and holds advanced degrees from Yale (MBA) and Pepperdine Universities (PsyD). Bruce enjoys hiking the foothills of Southern California with his dog as well as gardening, but his favorite tee shirt reads “Real Men Marry Rabbis.”  

Suzanne Feld is the former president FPC of Fort Washington, specializing in recruiting and placement of attorneys and other professionals for law firms, financial institutions, and corporate entities nationwide.  Suzanne serves on the Executive Committee of Women of Vision, the women’s foundation of the Jewish federation of Greater Philadelphia, and was chair of its Grants Committee. Suzanne was trained in speech and hearing and holds a BA and a MA from Temple University.

Beth Joseph is a transactional lawyer who provides consulting services for a variety of organizations. She also enjoys being actively involved in her Jewish community. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of Women of Vision (“WOV”), Philadelphia’s Jewish Women’s Foundation established by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and continues to serve on WOV’s grants committee. She is also involved in her synagogue, Temple Sinai, where she currently serves as Chair of the Personnel and Security Committees. Additionally, she is serving on the Israel 75 Taste of Israel Festival Planning Committee. She has been a long-time supporter of Moving Traditions, as all three of her children (ages 19, 22 and 25) participated in Rosh Hodesh and Shevet programs. Beth teaches Pilates and yoga for 20+ years and loves helping people understand their bodies better and helping them find safe ways to get stronger and move more freely. Beth lives in Dresher with her husband, David, their three children, Rebecca, Samuel, and Sarah and their two kittens, Bardo and Ziggy.  

Rabbi Dena Klein is the Managing Director of New Models at The Jewish Education Project, assisting educators in creating ground-breaking approaches to offer relevant, meaningful Jewish learning. Dena has served as a rabbi of Chavurat Tikvah, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City, and Temple Sinai of Roslyn. Dena was ordained and received a Masters of Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dena is a trained Moving Traditions supervisor and group leader.

Rabbi Lori Koffman is the current Director of Content and Innovation at Park Avenue Synagogue. Prior to this, Rabbi Koffman was the Director of Engagement and Innovation at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. In her previous career, Rabbi Koffman co-founded and served as the Managing Director of Solera Capital – a female-owned, mission-driven private equity firm – and held senior positions at both CIBC Capital Partners and Lehman Brothers.  Lori received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and holds an MBA from Wharton School of Business, an MA from UC Berkeley, and a BA from Tufts University.

Jasmine Tarkoff is the Consulting Director of Strategic Initiatives for Hope Solutions, a homeless services provider aiming to build micro-home communities on faith-institution owned land. Jasmine is the past-president of Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, CA and the co-convener of the Multi-Faith Action Coalition, 30+ institutions across Contra Costa County that advocate on issues of poverty. With a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Jasmine’s worked in product management and business development in the tech world. A Jew by choice, Jasmine recently received an M.S. in non-profit management at HUC (Los Angeles). Jasmine lives in Northern California with her husband, Rob; her daughter, Alexandra, was a Kol Koleinu Fellow from 2019-2021.

Bobby Zuker is the co-founder of The Village Works, a community co-working space, and is also a real estate investor and developer. Bobby serves as the President of the Brookline Teen Center, Treasurer of Camp Avoda, Vice President of Brookline Youth Hockey, and is on Team Impact’s Finance Committee. Bobby and his wife, Molly, live in the Boston area with their three children; his daughter, Lulu, participates in a Moving Traditions Rosh Hodesh group.

Shuli Karkowsky (ex officio) is the CEO of Moving Traditions. Both Judaism and feminism have been core facets of her identity since birth; working at Moving Traditions has felt like coming home. Shuli has extensive experience in non-profit management, including at legacy institutions like UJA-Federation of New York and innovative start-ups like 70 Faces Media and Hazon. She joined the nonprofit world after litigating at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Shuli graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland and from Harvard Law School. Shuli is a notoriously voracious reader and eater, consuming nearly all variety of books and food with gusto. She lives in Westchester with her husband and three children, all of whom are so deliciously adorable that they, too, face constant risk of being consumed.