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Rabbi Steven Suson

Rabbi Suson became the fourth rabbi to lead Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim in August, 2012. He served previously at Temple Emanu-El of Closter, New Jersey. Rabbi Suson is a graduate of the Institute of Traditional Judaism and received semicha from Rabbi David Weiss-Halivini in 2009. Rabbi Suson also holds a Master of Public Administration degree in Non-Profit Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Certificate in Management for Jewish Leaders from the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University.  Hailing originally from Denver, CO, Rabbi Suson has lived variously in Chicago, Phoenix, Minneapolis and Teaneck, NJ. The delight of his life is his young daughter, Mara.

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Cantor Ben Bazian

Chazan Benjamin Bazian began his singing career at the age of 7 when he was a soloist for the Samuel Sterner Choir at Grossingers Hotel in Liberty, NY.  He subsequently sang with the choirs of Oscar Julius and Chazan Leon Berger.  As an adult he was a member of the Jewish Ministers Cantors Association Chorus and sang under the guidance of Seymour Silbermintz.

Chazan Bazian received his Cantorial training under the guidance of his father, Cantor Moshe Bazian, and is the 8th generation of Cantors in the Bazian family.   At the age of 20 Chazan Bazian engaged his first position as the Chazan at Lindenhurst Jewish Center in Lindenhurst, NY where he officiated for 5 years.  Subsequently he officiated at Shellbank Jewish Center in Brooklyn, NY and Duluth MN, prior to joining Har Tzeon Agudath Achim

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Rabbi Emeritus Reuben Landman

Rabbi Reuben Landman came to  Har Tzeon - Agudath Achim in 1976, and served as the rabbi and spiritual leader of the congregation until his retirement in June, 2012. He was also the founder and director of HTAA's free Religious School. Rabbi Landman served as the President of the Rabbinical Assembly of Greater Washington and a member of the Executive Board of the Board of Jewish Education. He is also a founding member of the Maryland Hospice Society and served on the Advisory Boards of Holy Cross Hospital and the Virginia Lung Association.

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Adrienne Suson,  Program Director

With a background steeped in synagogue life, music and love for children and animals, it was easy for Adrienne to follow her passion toward a career in Jewish education.  She started working as a volunteer for youth care and development programs at many Colorado synagogues while in high school. Her early experience as a preschool teacher motivated extensive study leading to certification as an Early Childhood Education Director, religious school teacher, and excellent storyteller, with accreditation in Yoga Yeladim; a program committed to children’s mindfulness and Jewish education. Her love for animals manifested itself into ownership of a pet-sitting company together with certification as a veterinary technician.

Adrienne is known as a sensitive, talented and musical educator who has successfully worked with and maintained good relationships with adults and children of all ages. She has a wide range of experience and is able to engage and influence young minds while stimulating interest in all things Jewish.  Through her unique and effective “outside of the box” approach, positive attitude and defined focus on general curriculum, Shabbat and festivals, scheduling and classroom arrangements she assisted in upgrading her school’s Colorado Licensing and Qualistar rating. 

She is highly motivated with a sincere passion for community, love of Israel, strong sense of Tikkun Olam and our heritage. Up-to-date use of social media helps keep us connected. Let’s get connected! Please call, email or text Adrienne so that you can meet, get to know each other and work together towards building a strong united shul community.

Adrienne says: “Life’s a lesson –I look forward to being part of this vibrant community, partnering with and engaging my new congregation’s families and youth through Jewish enrichment opportunities, quality childcare and fun-filled social interaction.” 

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Emily Lerner,  Administrative Assistant 

Emily Lerner came to Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim in February, 2017. A longtime resident of Silver Spring (and the surrounding area), she has old family ties to the shul; her grandfather, Harold Lerner, was president of Har Tzeon in the 1950's. She is happy to assist in keeping the shul office running smoothly. 

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Evelyn Hill, Bookkeeper

Evelyn Hill is our beloved bookkeeper. She works hard to keep our records straight and financials in order.

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Anthony Notice, Head Custodian

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