Rabbi Aaron Sataloff

Rabbi Sataloff has been the rabbi at Temple Beth Israel since June of 2017, previously serving as an interning rabbi at Shir Hadash in Los Gatos, CA and as a Jewish Educator at Hillel 818 in Northridge, CA. He received his Bachelor's degree in Judaic Studies from the University of Oregon in 2005 and his Master's degree and  rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Los Angeles, CA in 2017. Rabbi Sataloff also holds an M.A. from the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management.

to contact rabbi sataloff directly, please email: rabbi@tbimacon.org


Samantha Friedman [Director of Development & Communications]

Samantha Friedman is TBI's director of development and communications. She earned her b.a. in music and Russian history/language from Sarah Lawrence college in 2012. in 2011 she was named the presser music scholar by the faculty at her Alma matter.

Samantha has worked as a voice and music teacher at queens college-center for preparatory studies in music, as well as teaching k-12 music and Italian at Princeton Latin academy. She currently lives in Macon, ga with her husband and their two dogs munchie and Misha. in addition to her work at temple Beth Israel, she also provides voice lessons in her home.

to contact Samanta direclty, please email: admin@tbimacon.org

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David Dillard [cantorial soloist]


RABBI Laurence Schlesinger [Rabbi Emeritus]

Rabbi Larry Schlesinger received his BA in Religion from the George Washington University in 1973, and his MA in Hebrew Literature in 1976, Rabbinic Ordination in 1978, and his degree of Doctor of Divinity in 2003 from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City.  Rabbi Schlesinger has served as a visiting professor of Biblical Hebrew at LaGrange College, and as a visiting professor of Jewish History at Syracuse University.  In June 2017, he retired from the role of spiritual leader of Temple Beth Israel in downtown Macon, and became Rabbi Emeritus of the congregation. He still serves actively in local Bibb County politics and is the President Pro Tempore of the Macon City Council.


Charlie Sataloff [Temple greeter]