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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 two adorable grandchildren.

To contact Marcia, call 301-663-3437 or email her at


Katelyn Vaughan, Administrative Assistant
Katelyn joined the Beth Sholom staff in June 2019. She has more than 12 years of professional office experience, mostly in administrative and office management. Her areas of expertise are in marketing, advanced computer applications and CRM databases.

Katelyn helps with the day-to-day functions of the office, which include assisting with event planning, maintaining the membership database, updating the website and supporting Beth Sholom’s relationships with advertisers.

She earned a bachelor of arts in history and a master of arts in humanities from Hood College, with concentrations in Medieval and Renaissance studies. She lives in the Frederick area with her fiancé, three sons and four cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her cats, traveling and reading.

Katelyn looks forward to meeting you all—stop by to say “hello!”

To contact Katelyn, call 301-663-3437 or email her at

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