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Mark Cook, Executive Director

Experienced in a broad range of disciplines, Mark most recently served as the administrator of a 50-year-old synagogue with a very active calendar of activities. 

His logistics and organizational skills enabled the smooth running of over 200 events per year.  Mark’s achievements in this position include modernizing both the virtual and physical elements of the shul.  This included launching a new website, migrating membership database and accounting systems to modern cloud systems, upgrading the landscaping and improving its security systems.  Last year Mark managed and implemented a $200,000 security improvement grant with only eight weeks to oversee six vendors involving extensive upgrades to the physical plant of the building.

You can reach Mark at or 301-279-7010 #208. 

Stevie Friedman, Director of Events & Building Services

Stevie has been an events professional for 30+ years.  She has a Masters degree in Event Management and Sustainable Tourism from The George Washington University.  Stevie made aliyah and lived in Jerusalem for 10 years. She's had champion Akitas and now has two Goldendoodles.  She is a member of Woodside Synagogue where she helps run their sisterhood in-house catering as well as coordinating all chesed meals. Stevie Friedman lives in Woodside with her husband and two children.

You can reach Stevie at or 301-279-7010 #206. 

Arene Windolph, Bookkeeper 

Arene Windolph joined Beth Sholom Congregation in May 2018, as Bookkeeper. Before this role, Arene performed accounting, most recently in the construction and automotive industries. This variety provides Arene with valuable experience that helps her serve in many facets of bookkeeping at Beth Sholom. Arene attended Yavapai College in Clarkdale, Arizona and the University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, Maryland. Arene also fulfills her responsibilities at Kunzang Palyul Chöling Buddhist Temple in Poolesville, Maryland, as a Tibetan Buddhist Nun and in her spare time she enjoys hiking, art, writing and spending time with her family and two dogs.  

Arene can be reached at or 201-279-7010 #225. 

Mark Cook, Executive Director 
Stevie Friedman, Director of Events & Building Services
Arene Windolph, Bookkeeper
301-279-7010 #208
301-279-7010 #206
201-279-7010 #225

Contact Us

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm  
Note: office hours may vary due to holidays.
Get in touch! 
Main phone: 301-279-7010
Fax: 301.279.5815
11825 Seven Locks Road
Potomac, MD 20854
Beth Sholom Early Childhood Center
Netali Goldman, Director
Meredith Salamon, Curriculum Specialist
Heather Strauch, ECC Administrator
301-279-7010 #212
301-279-7010 #224
301-279-7010 #214
Mon, October 2 2023 17 Tishrei 5784