Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Daniel Cohen came to TSTI in 1992 while still a student at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York. Ordained in 1993, he remained at TSTI as Assistant, then Associate Rabbi and has served as the congregation’s Senior Rabbi since 1999. A graduate of Duke University, Rabbi Cohen holds a M.A. in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Ordination from HUC-JIR. He earned a DMin in Pastoral Counseling from HUC-JIR and the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health in 2001. Rabbi Cohen spearheaded the integration of technology at TSTI and is active in efforts to promote a democratic and religiously tolerant society in Israel. Learn More

Rabbi Alexandra Klein

Associate Rabbi

Rabbi Alexandra Klein came to TSTI as Assistant Rabbi in 2015 and became our Associate Rabbi in 2018. A graduate of Haverford College, Rabbi Klein holds a BA in Psychology, and a Masters of Arts in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Rabbi Klein has served as co-leader of the South Orange-Maplewood Interfaith Clergy Association, created TSTI's first-ever full-time Youth Engagement position, and facilitates numerous programs for children, families, and adults. Rabbi Klein is a life-long member of the URJ Camp Harlam community, and volunteers each summer as rabbinic faculty. Learn More

Cantor Rebecca Moses


Cantor Rebecca Moses joined TSTI in 2012. She was invested as a Cantor in 2009 by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City, where she received her master’s degree in sacred music in 2008. She holds a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. Among other innovative projects, Rebecca leads our TSTI band made up of talented congregants. Learn More

Student Cantor Suzanne Hamstra

Student Cantor

Student Cantor Suzanne Hamstra came to TSTI in the spring of 2020 as fourth year cantorial student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York. She has served as a cantorial soloist at Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco, cantorial intern at Kehillat YOZMA in Modi’in, Israel, and for the two years before coming to TSTI, served as the student cantor at Temple B’nai Chaim in Georgetown, CT. Learn More

Cantor Joan Finn

Cantor (emerita)

Cantor Joan Finn, a member of TSTI since 1984, attended two summer programs of Para-Rabbinic study at Hebrew Union College. She studied at Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Hawaii for her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance. Joan received her Masters of Music degree in Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She was invested as Cantor in 2010 by the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York. Over the years, Joan has bestowed her love of trope to hundreds of TSTI b’nai mitzvah students. Learn More

Cantor Ted Aronson

Cantor (emeritus)

Cantor Ted Aronson was invested as Cantor in 1967. TSTI was his first and only pulpit. In 1970, he received his Religious School Principal certification from the HUC-JIR and a Masters in Social Work from Yeshiva University in 1986. In 2001 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from HUC-JIR. Cantor Aronson brought many and various musical styles to our worship experience and has been intimately involved with Israel his entire career, coordinating programs between schools in Israel and TSTI’s Religious School. Learn More

Rabbi Harvey Goldman

Rabbi (emeritus)

Rabbi Harvey Goldman served as senior rabbi of TSTI from 1985-1998. He was instrumental in shaping numerous programs and groups including the Renaissance Group (now Prime Connection), which to this day is an active and vital arm of our temple community. Learn More