Staff

Lynn RichmondLynn Richmond, Executive Director, [email protected]

Lynn began working at Temple B’nai Shalom in January 2011, helping to support the Religious School.  In May of 2012, she took on new responsibilities as the Director of Member Services, becoming the temple’s Executive Director in the spring of 2015.  Lynn continues to serve as editor of the KOL monthly newsletter. Lynn is the mother of three terrific children, a daughter and twin sons.  In her free time, Lynn enjoys reading, seeing movies with her family, and being active.


Ellen WolynecEllen Wolynec, Rabbi Perlin’s Executive Assistant, [email protected]

Ellen has enjoyed her days at Temple B’nai Shalom since 2007. She previously worked at Harris Publications in New York City, where, for fifteen years, she served as managing editor for a series of nationally distributed decorating and gardening magazines. She hails originally from New Bedford, Massachusetts, received her bachelor’s degree from American University, and has two grown children.


Sharon KaufmanSharon Kaufman, Youth Director/Assistant Educator, [email protected] 

Sharon began working at Temple B’nai Shalom in September 2013 as the Youth Director/Assistant Educator. Originally from Newburgh, NY, she has worked as a Religious and Hebrew School teacher in grades two and five and has her Masters in Adolescent Education from SUNY New Paltz.  Sharon has spent the past twelve years at URJ Crane Lake Camp, where she has worked as a counselor, unit head, and most recently program director.  In her free time, Sharon enjoys listening to music, going to movies, and reading.


Nicky PolisNicky Polis, Religious School Secretary, [email protected]

Nicky began working at Temple B’nai Shalom in September of 2012 as the Religious School Secretary.  She has worked part-time for several years (including a stint with FCPS as an administrative assistant) while her two girls were in high school.  She was also an active volunteer in her daughters’ schools and ran the Lake Braddock craft show for eight years.  Nicky’s oldest daughter recently graduated from George Mason and her younger one is a freshman at Virginia Tech.  Nicky recently celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary with her husband John.  In her spare time, she enjoys collaging, cooking, collecting contemporary crafts, and skiing.