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Maureen Sweeney Goldstein
Executive Director

Maureen joined the Temple Beth Hillel team in November of 2021, the day after completing the Los Angeles Marathon. A graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, she began her career as an attorney, licensed here in California. After several years of practicing in law firms in Los Angeles and volunteering at the California Department of Justice, Maureen transitioned into working in synagogues. She worked as Executive Director of Adat Shalom, a Conservative synagogue in West Los Angeles and then at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills. Maureen earned her Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Irvine Division of Continuing Education in 2023.

Before becoming a professional in the Jewish community, Maureen was very involved as a volunteer at Valley Beth Shalom and the Harold M. Schulweis Day School in Encino, where she raised her three daughters. In addition, Maureen has taught at Valley Beth Shalom and Temple B'Nai Hayim, organized programming at Camp Ramah in California, attended The Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and MILAH The Jerusalem Institute for Hebrew, and completed the Anti-Defamation League Salvin Leadership Institute. 

Maureen is delighted to be a part of the TBH team and looks forward to helping create even more opportunities for our families to connect and grow as a community.

 

 


 

Claudine Douglas
Director of Early Childhood Education

As a highly regarded educator for the last 20 years, Claudine brings a wealth of expertise and experience to our Early Childhood Education program. Claudine continues to explore new ways to provide students with a rewarding, engaging and valuable educational experiences.

A Southern California native, Claudine attended preschool at the Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills and embraced Jewish values from an early age. She knew early on that she wanted to be an educator; Claudine earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a graduate degree with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Diego State University. As a teacher in La Canada Unified School District, she took on additional district leadership roles, including district assessment mentor, grade level technology chair, and curriculum writer. In addition, Claudine has completed additional credits and initiatives at UCLA in early childhood education as well as early childhood administration and has completed administrative training through Los Angeles County’s California School Leadership Academy.

Claudine has worked passionately with all ages and led educational experiences through Parent & Me groups, elementary school, preschool enrichment and has served as an educational consultant for Los Angeles Unified School District as well as UCLA.

A decade ago, Claudine walked into TBH’s Baby & Me class with her then 6-week-old son and soon realized what a truly transformative experience that would turn out to be. For the last seven years, Claudine has led ECE initiatives at TBH and was instrumental in the development of highly engaging enrichment programs, valuable Parent & Me classes, as well as the design and execution of a highly successful summer camp program. Claudine’s warmth, understanding and calm demeanor are appreciated by both the staff and families in the ECE.

 

 

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