WJC Clergy Team

Phone: 845-679-2218 x1

The WJC is currently served by a four-member clergy team: Cantor Raechel Rosen, Chaplain Julie Makowsky, Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser, and Karen Levine.

More information about the individual members of the clergy team can be found HERE.



Rahel Gruenberg

Executive Director

Phone: (845) 684-4481

Rahel (she/her/hers) joined the WJC community in January of 2022 as the Executive Director. Rahel is a native Bostonian and had been working in the greater Boston Jewish community for the past 15 years before coming to the WJC. She has worked in Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform Jewish organizations and is honored to get to engage in professional work where she has an opportunity to help people find and create community. Most recently she served Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, MA as their Community Engagement Manager, overseeing member engagement and the bulk of the temple administrative work. Additionally, she has worked as a Jewish educator, social justice fellow, and education administrator. When not at work you can find Rahel hiking with her family, reading, or knitting. She, with her wife, Eva, and their dog Zuggy, look forward to getting to know you.


Victor Garcia

Office Manager 


Karl Steen

Facilities Manager