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Helen Richard

Director of Lifelong Learning, Congregational Engagement, and Tenant Relations 


Helen Richard was born and raised in Israel and came to the United States in 1988. Helen moved to Texas in 2002 and resides in Montgomery. She is a treasured staff member of our CBSW family since then. She has two sons, Travis & Troy.

Helen has over 40 years of experience in the Jewish communal service in Israel, Los Angeles, New Jersey, and Las Vegas. Her skills include programming, fundraising, budget management, and volunteer recruitment. She is known for her strong interpersonal skills and has worked closely with peers, lay leaders, committees, and the community.

The greatest influences in Helen's life are her grandfather and father. Helen's grandfather was known as “The Great Rabbi” of Cairo, Egypt during the 1930s through the 1940s who helped smuggle Jews to Palestine before Israel became a state. Upon relocating to Israel her grandfather and father built a synagogue in their new hometown, Herzliya, where they served as Rabbi and Cantor. As a result, Helen's mission in life is to educate people of all ages to understand our tradition, religion, and motivate them to experience Israel. “Am Yisrael Chai” (The Jewish People Live!)

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Jen Orozco

Temple Administrator


Jen Orozco serves as the Temple Administrator for CBSW. She is the friendly voice who will answer the phone or greet you and help with your questions and anything else you may need.

Jen was born in Missouri but migrated with her family to Southern California at an early age. There, years later, she met and married Tony, her handsome husband. An employment change for Tony brought them to Houston in 2004. Though California boasts some pretty nice weather, the Orozcos love the people, crazy rain, and big open skies of Texas. Jen has worked in office administration for many years, primarily in a non-profit or church environment. Spending 12 years with Nightlight Christian Adoptions in Southern California, she garnered a variety of administrative skills and two delightful and cherished adopted children. Now she can proudly add that the newest addition to the Orozco family has made her a very happy grandmother!

Jen joined the staff of Congregation Beth Shalom in 2014. Her welcoming manner is wonderful for all.

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Fri, May 24 2024 16 Iyar 5784