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Temple Israel Board Meeting Minutes

Temple Israel  Leadership

Patti Shorr, President

Patti became a Board Member in 2003 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2006.  She has served in the capacity of Assistant Treasurer,  Treasurer and Assistant Secretary and has had the pleasure of working on several of Temple Israel's fundraisers.  Patti has also served on numerous Boards with in the Columbus Jewish Community as well as the YWCA. In addition to the Temple Board, she serves on the Columbus Housing Partnership Board of Trustees, Melissa's House and the OSU Behavioral Health STAR Board.  Patti is also the mother of Henry, who now attends the Ohio State University. She is a renewable energy consultant.


Amy Weisbach, First Vice President

Amy has lived in Bexley, Ohio for serveral years.  She joined Temple Israel’s Sisterhood immediately upon her arrival and servecd as Sisterhood President.  Prior to being President she rewrote the annual dues letter for the Financial Secretary and served as its Financial Vice President.  Before moving to Columbus, Amy served as the Treasurer of Sinai Temple in Champaign, IL for four years and as its Religious School Committee President for the two years prior to that.  Amy works at Fisher College of Business. Since March of 2011 she has been with Fisher’s Information Technology as the Associate Director of Business Analysis.  She also spent four years as Fisher’s Associate Director of Alumni Relations.  Amy is married to Michael Weisbach and is the mother of Richard, Beth and Jonathan.


Jenny Glick, Secretary


Lisa Goldsand, Assistant Secretary

Lisa has been a Temple member since moving to Columbus in 2003.  She is a vice president of sourcing at Abercrombie & Fitch, and has worked in the apparel industry during her entire career.  She and her husband Corey, an attorney with Cardinal Health, live in Bexley and have two young children.




Liz Plotnick-Snay, Treasurer

Liz and her husband, Mitchell Snay, met at Temple Israel's first Mitzvah Day in 1998.  Liz's family moved from the East coast to Columbus in 1972, and so began Liz's life-long affiliation with Temple Israel.  Growing up in Worthington, Liz's connections to the Temple became stronger as she started high school and became active in YFTL where she took on leadership roles in the organization.  Liz has served on the Board of Trustees since 2006 and on the Executive Committee since 2008 where she has served as Assistant Treasurer and Treasurer. She chairs the Budget/Finance Committee.  Liz is a full-time consultant at B2Z Business Advisory Services.  Mitchell, a Chicago native, is a Professor of History at Denison University, Granville.  Their son, Elliott, is living and working in Columbus.


Aimee Sanders, Vice President

Aimee and her husband, Josh, were married at Temple Israel in 1998 - the same synagogue where Josh had attended preschool and religious school many years prior. They have been active members ever since, and Aimee has been a Board Member since 2013.  Aimee’s passion for education has extended to her taking an active role in Temple Israel’s Education Committee as well as serving as a Board Member of The Granville Education Foundation. Aimee is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician, working for the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Physician Educator for Women’s Health Services and seeing patients at the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Newark. Aimee, Josh and their 2 daughters, Abby and Evie, are proud to call Granville their home…and Temple Israel their Jewish home. 


David Frolick, Vice President

David and his wife Katy moved to Columbus in 2007 when Katy joined the faculty at Denison University. They have one child, Max. David is a retired academic. He joined the board in 2014, and has brought his experience of serving on two other congregational boards to Temple Israel. He continues to work on a long term project about Jewish life in his hometown, Quincy, IL.




Paul Russell, Vice President








Cheryl Lever Hooker, Vice President

Cheryl has been a member of Temple Israel since 1999 with her husband Greg and their two children, Carly and Max.  In addition to the Board of Trustees, Cheryl has served on the Education Committee and the Personnel Committee.   In addition to her service at Temple Israel, Cheryl is the Board President for Dress for Success Columbus and is a member of The Harmony Project.   She works at Express as Vice President of Human Resources.  


Harriette Hansell, Immediate Past President

Harriette and her husband, Randy, joined Temple Israel in 1995, when their daughter enrolled into the Temple's preschool. Harriette has worked at LBrands for 31 years and is currently VP Finance, Enterprise Accounting Operations. Randy serves on the Board of the Temple Israel Foundation as Immediate Past President, along with being on the Board and chairing the Investment Committee of the Columbus Jewish Foundation . Harriette has served on the Board of Trustees since 1998 in several positions, including Treasurer and First Vice President. In addition to Temple Israel, Harriette serves on the Board of Dress for Success Columbus. They have 2 children, Kara and Grant, both living in Chicago.



Tom Anger

Tom and his family joined Temple Israel in December, 2013.  They felt immediately welcome and quickly became involved in Temple activities.  Tom was elected to the Board in 2016.  A native Chicagoan, Tom works as an antitrust attorney with the Ohio Attorney General's Office.  When he's not spending time with his daughters and wife, he enjoys competing in triathlons, reading, and sailing on Hoover Lake.  He remains an avid Chicago sports fan.  Tom also works part-time as an emergency medical technician with Morrow County EMS, and traveled to Israel in 2015 as part of a medical response group.

Debbie Belinky


Debbie Cohen


Clemy Keidan

Clemy and her husband Bob have been members of Temple Israel since 1989.  She has been involved through the years with cooking for the homeless and this year co-chaired Tikkunapalooza.  She is a Friendly Visitor for Jewish Family Services and volunteers at the YWCA Family Shelter Preschool.  Clemy retired from Upper Arlington Schools where she was an elementary school counselor.  She and Bob have two grown children Nikki and Mitchell.


Izzy Naveh

Born and reared in Israel, I have lived in several different countries and multiple cities throughout the U.S.;  I am a retired international flight attendant and now working from home as a travel consultant specialising in Australia and New Zealand. Having spent the last 10 years in Philadelphia, my husband, Allan, and I moved to Columbus in June of 2016.  Within 2 days of our arrival, Shavuot 2016, both Allan and I stepped into Temple Israel for yizkor services and  experienced something extraordinary.  Never has there been a time in my life where I felt as warm and welcomed as I did that Sunday morning.  The word 'besheret" is truly fitting for I have been immersing myself into the joys of this amazing community with a daily smile on my face.  I hope to be able to share that feeling with others who also walk into our community for the first time.


Adam Reiss

Adam, his wife Shara and their three children love Temple Israel.  After attending undergrad and graduate school at The Ohio State University, Adam and Shara decided to plant their roots in Bexley and our central Ohio Jewish community.  Since moving to Columbus, Adam and Shara have had an extensive background working with local Jewish agencies including the Jewish Federation of Columbus, the Columbus Jewish Foundation, Jewish Family Services, Jewish Community Center of Columbus, The Ohio State University Hillel to name a few.  Currently Adam serves at the Communications Director at The Wexner Foundation and Shara is the Early Intervention Specialist at the JCC of Greater Columbus.


David Stone



Amy Wharton

Amy is a Columbus native, a life-long member of Temple Israel, and a founding member of the Temple Israel Lurie MicroGrant Program.  Her mother Helene attended the groundbreaking for Temple Israel’s current synagogue in 1958.  Amy has devoted the majority of her career to nonprofit service, holding senior advancement positions with The Ohio State University/Wexner Center for the Arts, Wexner Heritage Village, and United Way of Central Ohio, and consults in the areas of nonprofit planning and capacity building.  Amy is the mother of Leah and Tyler.



Jay Agranoff, Brotherhood President


Debbie Cohen, Sisterhood President


Brian Tuckerman, Temple Israel Foundation President

Mon, May 20 2019 15 Iyyar 5779