Our Staff

Diane Koch, Office Manager/Executive Assistant to the Rabbi

Diane joined TAA to work in the office after retiring with 22 years of service from a local school district.  In her previous position, Diane worked as Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Human Resource/Data Coordinator.

This position's responsibilities include ensuring smooth operations within the facility, working with the Rabbi and Temple board members on day-to-day activities, and working in conjunction with the Jewish Federation to publicize programming and events.  She is our guide in maintaining the various and sundry tasks necessary to maintain the vitality of the congregation.

A lifelong resident of Pittsfield, Diane lives with her husband Dennis, and their Golden Retriever, Brodie.  She is the mother of three sons and has a granddaughter whom she adores.

Diane can be reached, by phone, at the Temple office (413) 442-5910 or email dkoch@ansheamunim.org.

alan gold, dds, music Director

A versatile and gifted musician and composer, Dr. Alan Gold has been the Temple's music director and accompanist since 1995.

In addition to providing piano accompaniment for our Shabbat services, Alan also directs the Temple's Adult Volunteer Choir, a dedicated group of singers who enrich the High Holy Days and special events with beautiful song.  Among the many programs Alan has performed for and directed at the Temple include our Chanukah parties, Religious School Shabbat services, and our annual Purimspiel.

When Alan isn't seated at his keyboard delighting our ears with beautiful song, he practices general dentistry in Pittsfield and plays for many local bands and organizations.

Alan can be reached by calling the Temple office at (413) 442-5910, or by email at agoldds@gmail.com.

dave wallace, facilities manager

Dave joined Temple Anshe Amunim as our part-time Facilities Manager in Spring of 2011.

Dave is responsible for the day-to-day upkeep of the interior and exterior of our physical plant, and has inititated many new aesthetical changes during his tenure with us, most notably the improvement of our sanctuary spotlights and foyer track lighting.  Dave has also been instrumental in the renovation of our kitchen pantry and upstairs classrooms, completed in the summer/early fall of 2012 and most recently the oversight of our accessibility project and renovations.

When not working, Dave is an avid softball player and a diehard New York Yankees fan.

Dave lives in Pittsfield with his wife Jane and their two children.

Dave can be reached by calling the Temple office at (413) 442-5910 or by email at templeoffice@ansheamunim.org.

Michael Gurney, administrative assistant

Mike comes to us with extensive experience in office/operations management, advanced leadership and communications, and
human resources. He recently moved to the Berkshires to be near family.  Mike will provide assistance and share responsibilities with the office manager/executive assistant to the Rabbi.  You may find Mike in the office on days when Diane is not available.

Mike lives in Pittsfield and looks forward to not only work in our temple office, but also joining in our worship and programs.