Lynn Anne Cutler, Education Director

Education Director

Lynn began her career in Jewish Education in 2001 in Rockland County, New York. Since then, she has taught Hebrew and Judaic Studies in several congregations, and directed an exciting and well-received Summer Camp at a local Jewish day school for two years.  Lynn joined the teaching staff at Temple Beth Am in 2010, and quickly fell in love with the congregation's warmth, spirit, and welcoming community.  Temple Beth Am is delighted to now welcome her in the role of Education Director beginning in the 5775/2014-2015 school year.  Lynn infuses her love of Judaism with her passion for teaching and learning.  She is looking forward to continuing Temple Beth Am's tradition of providing lively and cutting-edge educational programs and teaching practices to help children love learning as much as she does.
Lynn earned a B.A. from Drew University and an M.F.A. from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and worked as a full-time classroom teacher before embarking on her career in Jewish Education. She lives in Hopatcong with her husband Ian and their children, Ralph, Kaycie and Franklin.

Pat Appelbaum

Pat Appelbaum joined Temple Beth Am in August of 2012, as the Office Administrator.  Recently, Pat has assumed the position of Office Manager.  Pat’s position was created to bring her unique knowledge of congregational life and business acumen to Beth Am. Her responsibilities include working with the Rabbi and President of the congregation to ensure all facets of congregational life, community and the building are working in concert to meet the needs of our Kehillat Kedoshah.  Pat has held positions at Temple B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills and Temple Har Shalom in Warren.  She lives with her family in Bridgewater, NJ.