Director of Education and Lifelong Learning
Shalom! My family and I moved to Ohio in January 2017 after spending the last 13 years in Tucson, AZ, where my husband and I both worked for the Tucson JCC. We travelled to Akron (my home town) in 2 cars with 2 children, 2 dogs and 2 cats in order for Scott to begin a career at the Shaw JCC as the Program Director/Children and Youth director. After working professionally in Jewish education for the last two decades, I completed my Masters degree in Jewish education at Hebrew College in Boston this past June. My degree specialization was in experiential education, an approach I look forward to applying to Chadash this year.
Pre-K/Kindergarten Teacher and Art Specialist
My name is Linda Poole. I was born and raised in Canton, OH. I have a great family, and we are very close. I have 2 children, 3 grandchildren and 5 brothers and sisters! My family is spread out on several continents from the U.S, Canada, Israel and Madagascar. My husband David lives with M.S. (Multiple Sclerosis), and he has an awesome service dog. He loves to go on walks with her. My hobbies are running, gardening, art – I never sit still! I am a running coach for “Girls On the Run” of Northeast Ohio where I also sit on their board of directors.
2nd-4th Grade Teacher
My name is Lori Magill, and I live in Canton with my husband Michael Magill. I have been a resident of the community for 32 years, and I have taught religious school on and off for over 20 years. I enjoy spending time with my family. I look forward to teaching new ideas to the students
5th – 6th Grade Teacher and Israeli Dance/Bibliodrama Specialist
Bio Coming Soon!
7th – 8th Grade Teacher and Mitkadem Hebrew Teacher
Shalom! My name is Ellen Shankle. My educational background is in Early Childhood Education. I have been a Jewish educator in the Canton Jewish community for over 20 years, and the Beit Ha’am building is where I received my own Jewish education. As most of you know, my true passion in life is my love for dogs.
Rabbi Jon Adland
Confirmation Teacher and Rabbi for Temple Israel
Rabbi Adland comes to Temple ISrael of Canton after serving congregations in Indianapolis, IN and Lexington, KY. Rabbi Adland was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Chevy Chase, MD. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1976 with a BA in Psychology and Jewish Studies. During college he spent his junior year, 1974-75, on the One Year Program of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Following his graduation, Rabbi Adland returned to Israel to begin his studies in rabbinical school at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. From 1977-1982, Rabbi Adland attended the Cincinnati campus of HUC-JIR receiving his M.A.H.L. in 1981 and ordination in 1982.
Rabbi Adland married his wife Sandy in 1981. Her support in their life’s journey is an important part of his success. They are the proud parents of Joshua, who is married to Karen, and is currently attending the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and Rachel who was recently married to Evan.
Along with his family, Rabbi Adland’s passions are fishing and woodworking.
Hazzan Bruce Braun
Hazzan for Sharaay Torah Conregation
Ḥazzan Bruce Braun has served Shaaray Torah Synagogue since 1976 and has been the Spiritual Leader of the congregation since 2000. In addition to his duties at Shaaray Torah, Ḥazzan Braun serves as Membership Chair of the Cantors Assembly. Ḥazzan Braun is a graduate of The University of Akron, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He studied Ḥazzanut with Ḥazzan Moshe Taubè and has been a member of the Cantors Assembly since 1985. He and his wife, Dianne, an attorney, are the proud parents of Allison, who is an RN, and Daniel, who is a student at Kent State University.
Shalom! My name is Sandy Adland and this year will be my 7th year serving as the Chadash Music Specialist. I’m a former music educator, preschool teacher and preschool director, and currently serve as one of the Cantorial Soloists for Temple Israel. My daily life is divided between my profession as a caregiver for the elderly and the very young, and my volunteer efforts on behalf of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) and WRJ Central District. In my “spare time” I love to cook, travel, play tennis, dance, and listen to music of all kinds! I’m very much looking forward to this year in Chadash!
Assistant Pre-K/Kindergarten Teacher
Hi. My name is Hannah Roberts. I am looking forward to a new year at Chadash with Linda Poole. We always have fun in our classroom. I am also part time staff at Walsh University. I work in the education building in Wannon, and I am a Walsh graduate. I love horses, and I am on a team at Pegasus Farm. We do vaulting, which is gymnastics on horses. The reason that I work for Chadash is that I love kids!
Beginning Mitkadem Hebrew Teacher
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My name is Joel Mostov. I am a junior at Jackson High School. I have an interest in music and am part of the band program at my school. I am excited to work at Chadash this year, and I am looking forward to working to help students and to see myself grow, too!
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