Marta Hyland (Director of Engagement) was born in Tulsa, OK. Her parents’ careers took her family from Tulsa to Atlanta, GA and St. Louis, MO before finally settling in Cincinnati where they have been residents for over 30 years. She graduated from Indian Hill High School in 1997, received her BA in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College and MA in Music Therapy from New York University.
Upon finishing her internship with the JBFCS Child Development Center in Manhattan, Marta spent the next 10 years working with children, adolescents and adults in outpatient programs, Elmhurst Hospital in Queens and Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Concurrently Marta pursued her passion in theatre and worked both backstage and onstage in theatres in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT and then in Berkeley, CA where she lived upon her marriage to her husband, Cincinnati native Adam Hyland.
The couple returned to Cincinnati in 2013 to be closer to family as well as start their own. They have been members of Temple Sholom since early 2014 and have welcomed Henry (age 2) and Ada (age 4 months). Both active in the community, Adam is the President of the Board for the newly opened, community-owned co-op Clifton Market and Vice President of the Clifton Business and Professionals Association. Marta is currently the Associate Artistic Director for New Edgecliff Theatre and has been working on Temple’s Sholom’s own Life After Dues (LAD) Committee to help change the philosophy around and collection of annual pledges; moving away from a system of dues collecting to a Gifts from the Heart model.
She is incredibly excited to continue her work with Temple Sholom in her new position as Director of Engagement! While on the LAD committee, she has already had the pleasure of meeting and working closely with our Rabbi, the Board, Steering Committee and so many wonderful congregants. She looks forward to continuing to build a strong relationship with our current community as well as welcoming and working with new members as they become part of the Temple Sholom family.