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Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Dennie Lieber

Dennie Lieber

Office Administrator

Biography

Michael Groetsch

Michael Groetsch

Youth Director

Biography

Stephanie Monier

Stephanie Monier

Religious School Admin

Biography

Dennie Lieber

Dennie Lieber

Office Administrator
admin@congregationortzion.org

Dennie (Denyse) Lieber has been with Or Tzion, and its predecessor congregation, Or Chadash, since the start of the congregation. She and her husband Efrem moved to Fountain Hills from New Hampshire in 2002 and immediately became involved with the start-up congregation. Dennie volunteered to write and distribute the first synagogue bulletin, “The New Light News,” and continued producing that communications piece for the next six years. Along the way, she served on the Board of Directors and volunteered for more committees than she can recall. When Or Chadash hired its first Rabbi and needed a part-time office assistant, Dennie accepted the position, working 20 hours a week for the congregation. That job evolved into a full-time position as our congregation grew and ultimately merged with Har Zion congregation and became Congregation Or Tzion. Prior to her involvement with Or Chadash, Dennie spent 28 years as a litigation paralegal for law firms in Wilmington, DE, Chicago, IL, Nashua, NH and Phoenix. She has held leadership roles with Hadassah chapters in New Hampshire and Phoenix and served on the Board of Directors of Jewish Community Centers in Chicago and Wilmington. Dennie and Efrem have two children, Sam and Amy and three grandkids, Ethan, Sarah and Adam.

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Michael Groetsch

Michael Groetsch

Youth Director
michael@congregationortzion.org

Michael serves as our energetic Youth Director, planning and overseeing activities for Kadima and Sr. and Jr. USY at Or Tzion. In addition, he’s one of our talented Roz Goodell Religious School teachers. Michael Groetsch, known to his students as Moreh Michael, begins his second year teaching at Or Tzion. Previously, he was an Assistant Soccer Coach at Pardes Jewish Day School and spent two semesters as a Teaching Assistant for microbiology at Northern Arizona University. He has achieved a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Chemistry in 2016. Michael has a five year old bilingual dog named Ashd, who understands Hebrew and English commands. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing sports, walking his dog, and learning new skills.

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Stephanie Monier

Stephanie Monier

Religious School Admin
stephanie@congregationortzion.org

Stephanie Monier joined Congregation Or Tzion in August 2015, serving as the Administrator for the Roz Goodell Religious School. She also handles all marketing and graphic design work for the synagogue. On the rare occasion that she is not at Or Tzion, Stephanie enjoys attending concerts, baking, and spending time with her two dogs, Benjamin and Zoe.

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Robin DePetro

Robin DePetro

Bookkeeper
robin@congregationortzion.org

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