Due to COVID-19, the synagogue will be closed until further notice. The clergy will lead Thursday morning minyanim over Zoom at otaz.org/minyan and Shabbat Services on Friday evening and Saturday morning on livestream at otaz.org/livestream.

16415 North 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 |Phone: 480-342-8858 |Email Us

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Nicky Spivak

Nicky Spivak

Executive Director

Biography

Stephanie Monier

Stephanie Monier

Religious School Admin/Marketing Coordinator

Biography

Eve Goodman

Eve Goodman

Office Administrator

Biography

Pam Carson

Pam Carson

Bookkeeper

Biography

Shayna Millman

Shayna Millman

Youth Director

Biography

Nicky Spivak

Nicky Spivak

Executive Director
ExecDirector@congregationortzion.org

Nicky Spivak joined Congregation Or Tzion in July 2018. Much of Nicky’s professional Jewish experience was with Hillel on various college campuses. He served as the Program Director at University of Cincinnati Hillel, the Executive Director of Hillel at Miami University (Ohio), and the Hillel of Tampa Bay, serving the University of South Florida, University of Tampa, Eckerd College and New College. Nicky also has professional experience in JCC, Jewish Federation, and State of Israel Bonds.

Nicky grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He was very active in the Louisville Jewish community at the JCC and his synagogue. Summers were spent either attending or working at Jewish day camps or residential camps.

This marks a return to the Phoenix area for Nicky. He lived here in the early 1990’s to attend the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and worked in the food industry for a while prior to joining Israel Bonds. Besides cooking and baking, Nicky is interested in sports, movies and travelling. He has a daughter, Alexis (Washington, DC) and a son, Brian (University of Florida).

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Stephanie Monier

Stephanie Monier

Religious School Admin/Marketing Coordinator
stephanie@congregationortzion.org

Stephanie Monier joined Congregation Or Tzion in August 2015, serving as the Administrator for the Roz Goodell Religious School. She also serves as Or Tzion’s Marketing Coordinator and plans synagogue programs. Stephanie is a member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s NowGen Leadership and Advancement series and the Women’s Leadership Institute Cohort 6. On the rare occasion that she is not at Or Tzion, Stephanie enjoys attending concerts, baking, and spending time with her three dogs, Benjamin, Zoe, and Joshua.

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Eve Goodman

Eve Goodman

Office Administrator
eve@congregationortzion.org

Eve Goodman grew up in the valley of the sun since the age of five. She was brought up in the Reform movement. As a child, her parents took her and her brother to services every Friday night, which helped to foster a love of Judaism. As she grew, she was active at her Temple, singing in the choir and becoming a Religious School madriha as a teenager. She then attended Hebrew High, and graduated with honors. As an adult, she taught beginning Hebrew to fourth graders and tutored private students. Eve attended Paradise Valley Community College and ASU. She has been doing administrative professional work in a variety of industries for the last thirty years, the last fifteen of which have been in the Jewish Community. Most recently, she was the Office Administrator at Temple Emanuel of Tempe. Eve is married and has 3 children…two of which are grown, and one in middle school. She is excited to use her extensive administrative skills to serve the Congregation Or Tzion community.

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Pam Carson

Pam Carson

Bookkeeper
bookkeeper@congregationortzion.org

Pam Carson started with Congregation Or Tzion in February 2019, as a bookkeeper through an agency and became an employee in August 2019. She drives for Lyft and Uber in her spare time.  Pam lives with her two sons, Chance (22) and Shaun (21).  She enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her dogs, Missy and Gordo. On July 3, 2019, her son, Shaun and his girlfriend, Faith welcomed a baby girl, Ryleigh Alexander Carson, into the family.   Pam is very much enjoying being “Mimi” to this new baby girl.

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Shayna Millman

Shayna Millman

Youth Director
shayna@congregationortzion.org

Shayna Millman is originally from Detroit and grew up as an active member of their Jewish community. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master of Social Work, and a Certificate in Jewish Communal Work from the University of Michigan. Shayna comes to Or Tzion following 7 years of Jewish non-profit experience including work with USY and synagogue youth groups in Chicago, the University of Michigan Hillel, and most recently at the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. Shayna and her husband, Brad, moved to Arizona in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and playing with her dog, Bo. She is extremely excited about working with the youth at Or Tzion and Far West USY and cannot wait to get started in her new role.

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