Phyllis Adler, MSW
Interim Executive Director
Phyllis has been associated with Stepping Stones since its inception in 1984, serving as an original member of the Stepping Stones Advisory Committee. In the opening years, Phyllis taught elementary classes for the program and began 15 years ago to assume managerial responsibilities. Phyllis was the Education Director for nine years and has been the director of Stepping Stones for the last ten years. Phyllis received her Master’s in Social Work in 1978 from the University of Denver.
Chief Financial Officer
Tammy Themel joined CAJE in 2008 and serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. In her current role, Tammy directs all agency operations and works closely with its Board of Trustees to implement CAJE’s wide range of Jewish educational services and programs.
Tammy’s 25 years of experience in education, operations and project management has helped her stay focused on the organization’s mission, Making Jewish Life Sacred Through Learning, while ensuring that CAJE is fiscally sound. Specifically, she focuses on growing capacity, reducing overhead and improving performance data analysis. Tammy is passionate about the transformative powers of education and believes in finding greater efficiencies from existing resources to ensure high quality programming is available to all.
In her spare time, Tammy practices fiber arts, is an avid reader, a Florence Melton Adult Mini-School student and enjoys the company of her adult children.
Sue Parker Gerson
Director of Education
Sue is the director of CAJE Melton and also serves as regional director for the North American Division of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, supervising several Melton schools primarily in the western U.S. and Canada. Sue also serves as the North American liaison for the Melton Israel Seminar (MIST). Sue earned an MA from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in Jewish history and is licensed by the Board of Jewish Education of Greater NY. She has served as the principal of two synagogue religious schools, has taught children, teens, and adults in a variety of formal and informal settings, and is the co-author of Teaching Jewish History (Behrman House, 2006). Sue and her husband Rabbi Bernard Gerson and their children Elliot and Jennie have lived in Denver for nearly 18 years.
Director of Israel Study Tour
Amelia has been working in the area of teen leadership and empowerment for more than five years. She graduated from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. Amelia has a passion for young people, volunteering, Judaism and the environment. Amelia is an integral member of the CAJE team as a support person for youth programming, including staffing the IST trip, website management and basic office support. When Amelia is not working to support the Jewish community, you can find her on her yoga mat!
Director of Early Childhood Education
Judi Morosohk, an Early Childhood Education Specialist, has been working in her field for more 30 years. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Special Education and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education and Educational Psychology. Judi has worked as an early childhood teacher of children with special needs and typically developing children. She also has spent years coaching, consulting and training ECE providers on a variety of topics. She spent 13 years working at the Boulder JCC Preschool, directing the preschool and camp program for ten of those years. Judi has been in her present role as ECE Specialist, overseeing and implementing the Colorado Early Childhood Education Initiative since July 2008.
Shauna Rosenberg Sadow
Principal, CAJE Hebrew High Boulder
Shauna has been a part of the Boulder Jewish Community for the past thirteen years with a brief hiatus where she was the Educational Administrator for the ATID Academy of Torah in Dallas, Texas, a supplementary Hebrew high school program for the greater Dallas area. She has worked as School Director for Congregation Bonai Shalom (CBS). Prior to serving as School Director she taught at CBS, the Boulder JCC and Stepping Stones: Embracing Interfaith Families. Shauna brings both managerial and organizational experience as well as her love of Jewish Education and her strong rapport with children of all ages, especially teens.
Office Manager and Development Staff
Susan has been with CAJE for two years and Stepping Stones for seven years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business from California State University Northridge. Her dedication to Jewish education, service to the community and commitment to the entire staff serves all aspects of the agency. Her extensive management background and customer service is key to making all program participants feel welcome and informed.
Dr. Ann Cohen