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Clergy Contacts

Rabbi Peter S. Berg
Rabbi David Spinrad
Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus
Cantor Deborah Hartman
Rabbi Steven H. Rau, Director of Lifelong Learning
Rabbi Lydia Medwin, Director of Congregational Engagement and Outreach

Staff Contacts

Mark R. Jacobson
Executive Director

Annetta Kornblum
Weinberg Early Learning Center Interim Director
Dianne Ratowsky
Administrative Assistant to Senior Rabbi Peter S. Berg
Elizabeth Foster
Family & Teen Educator
Kara E. Hoffman
Education Coordinator
Summer Jacobs
Engagement Associate
Marjorie Vaughn
Education Administrative Assistant
The Temple Breman Religious School

Adult Lifelong Learning (TAMID) Programs 
Kara Hoffman 1103
Billing for Temple Dues Melinda Brackin 1135
Board of Trustee Matters  Mark Jacobson 1134
Clergy Appointments
Dianne Ratowsky  1144
Communications (Bulletin/Email/Website) Allyson Adams 2289
Converting to Judaism Tena Drew
Donations to The Temple  Rita Zadoff 1132
Events at The Temple Rita Zadoff 1132
Judaism 101 & 102 Kara Hoffman
Membership Tena Drew 1153
Pastoral Care & Lifecycle Events Dianne Ratowsky 1144
Religious School Marjorie Vaughn 1137
RSVP to Temple Events Joya Schmidt 1152
Shabbat Shalom Temple! A Tot Experience  Kara Hoffman 1103
The Temple Bulletin Joya Schmidt 1152
Tours of The Temple  Joya Schmidt 1152
Yahrzeit Plaques  Rita Zadoff 1132
Young Professionals
Rabbi David Spinrad
Youth Group  Elizabeth Foster 1146




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