Our Professional Staff

Ken Davidson, M.B.A., Executive Director

Ken Davidson
Ken joined us in 2008 from the historic congregation Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in Charleston, South Carolina where he served as its Executive Director. As Executive Director, he is the Chief Operating Officer of the congregation, with responsibility for finance, facilities, human resources, administrative services, membership, communications and programming. With a strong background in managing the operations of both small and large business, Ken is a “people person”who enjoys having the opportunity to say “yes” to the requests of our members. Ken is a Senior Member of NATA (the National Association for Temple Administration) and serves on the boards of the Jewish Cemetery Association and the The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development. Ken and his wife Susan are the parents of Rachel and Austin.

 Aileen Friedman, Director, The Learning Ladder

Aileen Friedman
Aileen Friedman is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a dual degree in Elementary Education and Special Education, K-12. She also earned a Masters degree in Jewish Education from Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University and has taken courses at George Washington University toward Administration certification. As a Jewish Educator for the past 30 years, Aileen has taught two year olds through high school. She was a kindergarten teacher for 14 years in Jewish day schools here in Baltimore.  For the eight years prior to joining us at Temple Oheb Shalom Aileen was the director of preschools in Laurel and Rockville. Aileen is married to Howard and has three children and two grandchildren.