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Jennifer Gangi - Temple Administrator

Jen is a resident of Randolph where she lives with her husband Rick, teenage daughters Cecilia and Talia and two rambunctious kittens. She comes to Temple Shalom after years working with the Randolph Township school district Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO Council). She has often been referred to as the “parent mayor” of Randolph and now looks forward to meeting our warm and inviting Temple Shalom community. During her time working with the school district, Jen also spent 8 years running the office for a scholastic products company located in Randolph. She enjoys organizing and keeping up with daily tasks and she now looks forward to meeting and working with our warm and inviting Temple Shalom community.

Dara lives in Hackensack NJ with her best friend and her puppy Marshmallow. She grew up attending both Jewish day school and public school  and loved going to Hebrew school as a student. Dara comes from a long line of Jewish educators and leaders.   "As a Jewish educator, I have learned that no matter how a young child/adult chooses to live their life religiously and ethnically, a strong Hebrew School background will last a lifetime!"   

She has been teaching Hebrew school and working at Jewish day camps for many years all of which connected her to her faith and love for the State of Israel. 

Paul J. Carroll - Accompanist

Paul J. Carroll has been the pianist at Temple Shalom since 2016. He is also the Director of Music at St. Pius X Church in Montville, New Jersey and he teaches at Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark, NJ. Together with his wife, Alexandra, Paul created Musical Collaborations, which provides music educational programs in the form of weekly instruction for children and adults in New Jersey and educational tours around the world. Paul made his European solo debut in Italy in 2001 with Assisi Performing Arts and has performed over 100 concerts with the festival throughout Italy over the last 20 years. Paul holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and he is the President of the New Jersey Chapter of the World Piano Teachers Association and a member of the American Guild of Organists. More information is available at

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