Our Staff

Joe joined NVHC in September of 2019 as our Development Manager, working primarily on the Nitzavim Capital Campaign. In August of 2020, he took on the position of Executive Director.

Joe was born and raised in Wisconsin, spent 10 years in New York City, and then did a long and hot stint in sunny Arizona. In New York, he worked for the American Red Cross, and then at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, first as the Business Manager in the Development Office, and then as Director of the Office of Student Activities. In Arizona, Joe served for 10+ years as the Executive Director of Temple Chai, a 700-family Reform synagogue, which is the largest temple in Arizona. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin.

Joe and his wife, Martha, who is an attorney, have two teenage children, and are loving their new home in tree-filled Reston.

The first friendly voice you may hear (or face you might see) when you call NVHC, Mozelle Karnette Stanton, the Administrative Assistant, has been employed with NVHC since August, 2007. A longtime member of NVHC, with both children attending the Preschool and Religious School, and a member of Kol Shirah (our adult choir) since 2001, Mozelle has many diverse interests and commitments to NVHC. She also teaches ballet at a local area dance school, as her greatest passion in life is dance.

Eric Berman

Religious School Principal

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Eric was born and raised in Northern Virginia and after earning a Bachelor’s in English from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and a Master’s degree in Special Education from George Mason University, has been living in Washington DC for over the last eight years. Eric’s connection to Judaism and Jewish learning stems from his many, many summers working at URJ Camp Harlam. He has also been a Religious School Teacher for several years in the DC area where he always strives to bring joy and fun into the classroom to help make exploring our religion, culture, and history come alive! For the last nine years, Eric has also been working as a Special Education Teacher and Equity & Excellence Coordinator for Arlington Public Schools.

When not at NVHC, Eric can typically be found out on hiking trails, in the kitchen whipping up new creations, at a concert (now that they’re coming back!), or catching a Nationals or Caps game.

Emily Hummel

Education Administrative Assistant/Communications Coordinator

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Emily joined NVHC in July, 2017 as the Education Administrative Assistant. She was a teacher’s aide in the pre-K classroom of our preschool during the 2017-2018 school year, and now serves as both Education Admin and Communications Coordinator. She holds a master’s degree in Religion from Temple University with specialization in Jewish feminism, and bachelor’s degrees in History and Religion from the University of Mary Washington.

When not at NVHC, Emily can be found playing tabletop games, finding ways to lower her carbon footprint, and trying to keep up with her two rambunctious kittens.

Sam was born and raised in South Salem, New York. He has been involved in Jewish education at local synagogues from his Bar Mitzvah onwards, most recently teaching at Congregation Adath Israel in Middletown, CT. Sam is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he studied English, Film, and Jewish & Israel Studies. Sam has spent eleven summers at URJ Camp Harlam and loves nothing more than finding new avenues of joy and Judaism along the way each year. When not engaged with the brilliant young minds of NVHC, you can find Sam listening to hockey podcasts, nourishing his sweet tooth, or catching a flick at the local cineplex.

Anibal Blanco

Building Manager

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Michael Langlois

Choir Director/Accompanist

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Mike Langlois joined the music staff of NVHC in 2017; he is also Director of Music at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Leesburg and pianist at Adas Israel Congregation in Cleveland Park. Mike has previously been associated with several other DC-area congregations, including Temple Sinai, Temple Micah, Washington Hebrew Congregation, and Temple Isaiah. Mike earned his BM in Piano Performance from Indiana University before receiving his MM and DMA in Collaborative Piano from the University of Maryland. He and his wife Tanya make their home in Ashburn with their two cats, Iggy and Isabelle.