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Rabbi Scott Shafrin

Religious School Director and Assistant Rabbi

Rabbi Shafrin has served as Rabbi-in-Residence at The Epstein School, a Solomon Schechter Day School in the Atlanta metro area and simultaneously worked as a rabbinic partner at Congregation Etz Chaim in Marietta, GA. He is an avid musician … Read More

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Ellen Cohen

Administrative Assistant

I am the Administrative Assistant at Koreh. I was born, raised in University City. I was the Administrative Assistant and Office manager at B'nai Amoona for 14 years and Administrative Assistant in Pardes, the B'nai Amoona Religious School … Read More

Linda Kram

Linda Kram

Second/Third Grade Teacher (Sunday and Wednesday)

Linda Kram Native St. Louisan Husband-Rick Daughter-Karin Kram-Glassman Son-Daniel Kram Dogs- Makya and Cody Cats- Nico and Lavan BA-English Literature UMSL BS- Elementary Education, Early Childhood, Middle School, Language Arts … Read More


Joyce Cohen Olshan

Hebrew Specialist

I have a lovely family; a husband of over 30 years and three adult children; Yonit, Maayan and Dovran. After graduating from Ladue High School, I received my undergraduate degree in Judaic Studies from UMKC and my graduate degree in … Read More

Hannah Shanes

I'm originally from a suburb of Chicago, where I graduated from Vernon Hills High School and am now an undergraduate at Washington University. I went to Solomon Schechter Day School and was heavily involved in my summer camp, Tel Yehudah. … Read More

Asher Zimand

Asher has attended Jewish Day School for 16 years and several years of college, including a year at a Yeshiva in Israel. He's attending St. Louis Community College at Meramec this year. Asher spends his spare time drawing, reading and … Read More

Morah Ayelet (Jan) Goldman

Janet “Morah Ayelet” Goldman

Second/Third Grade Teacher (Sunday)

I was born in Illinois and attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL where I majored in English and minored in Music and Education.  I moved to Chicago after graduation and worked as a Vocational Counselor for Moser Secretarial School and … Read More

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Emily Herman

Art Specialist

This is my forth year as the Art Specialist at Kol Rinah. I received my undergrad degree from Washington University, with a major in Psychology and minors in Art and Art History . I am a volunteer art teacher and tutor, and also … Read More

Karen Kern

Karen Kern

Music Specialist

Karen, our new Music Specialist who attended SIUE, is new to KRRS, but not to Kol Rinah. She has helped lead the KR Kabbalat Shabbat Services. Karen plays the piano, guitar and hand drums. For the past four years, she has attended Song … Read More


Maddie Lapp


This is my second year teaching at Kol Rinah. I was a Madrichah (Teacher Assistant/Role Model) at KRRS for the past two years. I'm a Ladue High School graduate and a freshman at Fontbonne University. I was president of the KRSTL USY … Read More