Beth Shalom hires new executive director
TransitionsThe North Carolina resident will be moving to Pittsburgh

Beth Shalom hires new executive director

Robert Gleiberman joins the congregation's staff on May 1

Robert Gleiberman (Photo provided by Congregation Beth Shalom)
Robert Gleiberman (Photo provided by Congregation Beth Shalom)

Congregation Beth Shalom has hired Robert Gleiberman as its new executive director. He will join Beth Shalom staff’s on May 1.

Gleiberman comes from North Carolina, where he served for 10 years as executive director at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, and for 11 years at Temple Israel in Charlotte. Additionally, he co-owned a kosher market and deli in Charlotte for several years.

In a letter to the congregation, Debby Firestone, president of Beth Shalom, and Kate Rothstein, executive vice president and chair of the executive director search committee, touted Gleiberman’s “customer service oriented perspective,” noting that he has also worked with tenants and with an early learning center.

“His experience managing a staff, his easy-going manner, and his background in Conservative Judaism will all make him an excellent fit here at Beth Shalom,” the letter stated.

Gleiberman was selected by the search committee from a pool of several dozen candidates and the congregation approved his hiring at a special congregational meeting on March 30.

Gleiberman and his wife, Lynn, are currently in the process of moving from Raleigh to Pittsburgh. He will succeed Ken Turkewitz as executive director. PJC

Toby Tabachnick