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Staff

Rabbi Stan Schickler, RJE

Executive Director

Rabbi Stan Schickler, RJE, has served as executive director of the ARJE since 1999. Prior to this, he was the Rabbi-Educator at Temple Sinai of Roslyn from 1989-1999, and was the Assistant Rabbi and Director of Education at Congregation Shalom in Milwaukee from 1985-1989.

Ordained from HUC-JIR in Cincinnati in 1985, Stan received his MAHL in Los Angeles in 1981, and his MA in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education in 1982.

Stan grew up in an ARJE household — his father, Rolf, z"l, was a founding member, and served as its 13th president in 1975-76. Prior to assuming his role as Executive Director, Stan was very active in ARJE as a lay leader, serving as a board member, as a member of the Executive Committee, and co-chairing ARJE’s conference in New York City in 1996.

Stan serves on the National Advisory Board of MAZON. He is married to Lucy Effron, and they are parents of two grown sons.

Rachel Perten

Development Director

Rachel has more than 10 years of experience in non-profit fundraising and administration. Her work has focused on creating a culture of giving within the organizations for which she’s worked, building and sustaining annual giving programs and developing fundraising materials that serve as a tool to showcase an organization’s mission and maintain strong relationships with donors. Her efforts have resulted in raising millions of dollars for vulnerable communities both in Israel and in the United States.

Prior to joining the ARJE team, Rachel worked at numerous nonprofit organizations including: The American Friends of Migdal Ohr, Jewish Communal Service Association (currently JPro Network), UJA-Federation of New York, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club and most recently, Eastern Environmental Law Center.

Rachel is a graduate of NYU’s Dual Masters Degree Program and holds an MPA with a focus in Nonprofit Management and an MA in Jewish Studies. She comes from a family of Jewish educators and knows the value of this work. Rachel is delighted to bring her skills and passion to ARJE and to work toward strengthening Reform Jewish education for generations to come. Rachel is married to Adam Stone and has two children: Ezra and Orly.

Alison Piper

Executive Assistant & Communications Coordinator

Alison Piper has worked in several schools, colleges, and universities as a librarian-educator and educational administrator. Alison received an A.B. in Psychology from Cornell University, an A.M. in Social Psychology from Harvard University, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. She has been an active lay leader in Reform congregations in Massachusetts and Florida. Alison is married to Allen Goldberg and has two daughters, Sarah Piper-Goldberg and Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch, a son-in-law, Rabbi Neil P.G. Hirsch, and a grandson, Lior.