Our Staff

Staff Directory



Charissa Forgie

Office Manager

The Office Manager runs the Temple Bet Yam office.








Rabbi Fred Raskind was born and educated in Boston. He graduated from Boston University and then attended Columbia University where he studied philosophy and comparative religion. He also took coursework at three Divinity Schools, Boston University, Union Theological Seminary (NYC) and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary He was ordained at Hebrew Union College, New York and has served pulpits in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Since 2003 he has served as Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Abraham in Hagerstown Maryland and has been active in the Interfaith Coalition, HARC (Hagerstown Area Religious Council) and ORCH club. Rabbi Raskind also served for two years as part-time Jewish Chaplain at the V.A. facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia.


Fred Raskind