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Nance Ruiz

 

Finance Manager


nruiz@templebnaitorah.org

Bellevue native Nance Ruiz loves the Temple’s Bellevue location, just five minutes from her home. She enjoys working with numbers and people and has been with TBT since 1996. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, loves cruises and traveling, especially to warm climates. She’s the one to call when you can’t quite figure out your Temple statement or you need to have adjustments made. 

Nestor Quijada

 

Facility Manager


nquijada@templebnaitorah.org

Nestor Quijada is our Facility Manager and an indispensable member of our Temple team. He knows where everything is and how to make all of the equipment work the way it is supposed to. Anytime you need a special set-up for a Bar Mitzvah, wedding, dinner, or meeting, Nestor is the man who makes it happen. His skills, dedication, and good humor help to make Temple B’nai Torah the welcoming and comfortable community we are. Nestor is a native of El Salvador. He is married and has a daughter.

Josh Niehaus

 

Director of Music, Marketing & Membership


jniehaus@templebnaitorah.org

Josh Niehaus is a musician, song-leader, lifelong Jewish "camp guy," and the current artist-in-residence at Temple B'nai Torah. Josh studied music at Columbia University (although he majored in history) and received an additional degree in audio engineering from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. After graduating, Josh worked as the music assistant on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Throughout that time, Josh's love for Jewish music and liturgy began to develop. He started attending Jewish music conferences and set up apprenticeships to study with various cantors and rabbis to develop his skills as a shaliach tzibbur (Jewish prayer leader). Josh transitioned to a full-time synagogue position in 2012 as the musical director at Temple Sholom in Vancouver, BC. 

Over the past decade, Josh has worked at numerous synagogues in both the Reform and Conservative movements, and he was the former camp director of the Stroum Jewish Community Center. Josh is one half of the musical duo Josh and Chava, and he continues to work in the world of Jewish camping as the Associate Director of Camp Solomon Schechter. Josh lives with his wife, Karli, and their puppy Mylo, in North Seattle. 

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