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Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Nicky Spivak

Nicky Spivak

Executive Director

Biography

Stephanie Monier

Stephanie Monier

Religious School Admin/Marketing Coordinator

Biography

Sharon Landay

Sharon Landay

Interim Religious School Director

Biography

Eve Goodman

Eve Goodman

Office Administrator

Biography

Pam Carson

Pam Carson

Bookkeeper

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 helps plan synagogue programs. 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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Sharon Landay

Sharon Landay

Interim Religious School Director
religiousschool@congregationortzion.org

Sharon has been part of the Religious School at Congregation Or Tzion (Congregation Or Chadash when she began) since 2010. Sharon came to OT with a background in education, having taught many grade levels, subjects, student populations, and in several public school districts. 
 
Sharon is married and has two daughters – Sophia and Samantha, both ¨graduates¨ of the Or Tzion Religious School program. In addition to her work with COT, Sharon works with Gesher Disability Resources as a Student Support Specialist. 
 
When Sharon has a few free minutes, she does her very best to find an animal to snuggle. She is an equal opportunist, enjoying not only furry friends but reptiles as well. Sharon enjoys listening to music, reading, relaxing on the couch, and laughing with her husband and daughters. 

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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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