Our Staff

Marcia Newfeld, Executive Director

MarciaMarcia has been in the field for more than 28 years. She served as Beth Sholom’s executive director from 1992 to 2004 and, during part of her tenure, as director of the Beth Sholom Day School and head of the Early Childhood Center. After an eight-year hiatus, during which she served as executive director at two other Maryland synagogues, Marcia returned to Beth Sholom in June 2011.

Marcia is the heart of Beth Sholom. She is integral to the day-to-day business of running the congregation, interacts with congregants on a daily basis, coordinates life cycle events and even volunteers for bingo. 

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Monmouth College in Illinois, and has done graduate work in administrative management at The George Washington University and in school administration at Hood College in Frederick. In 2002, Marcia completed a fellowship in synagogue administration. 

Marcia lives in the Frederick area with her husband, Peter. They have two grown children and one adorable grandson.

To contact Marcia, call 301-663-3437 or email her at mnewfeld@bethsholomfrederick.org.


Rebecca Diamond, Administrative Assistant
Rebecca is thrilled to be back at Beth Sholom, both as the administrative assistant and as a member! A number of years ago, Rebecca was a member of our congregation and her two children, now teenagers, attended the Early Childhood Center. But her commute for work to Baltimore, and later to Bethesda, made it difficult for her to maintain her membership. Today, she is the first voice and face to welcome members and visitors to Beth Sholom.

Rebecca brings to Beth Sholom several years of experience working in synagogues in a number of capacities. She is familiar with many of the software programs we currently use, and is very computer literate and creative. Count on Rebecca’s help to design flyers and posters for your upcoming events.

Rebecca’s duties are too numerous and varied to enumerate, but the list always ends with “and other duties as assigned by the executive director.”

She and her children, Sydney and Ryan, are looking forward to becoming fully involved in the Beth Sholom community!

To contact Rebecca, call 301-663-3437 or email her at rdiamond@bethsholomfrederick.org

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