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Temple Israel  Leadership

Amy Weisbach, 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.


Tom Anger, Vice President

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 gro


Shelly Hoffman, Vice President
Shelly and her husband, Bob, have been members of Temple Israel since 2001 and are active with the Empty Nester Havurah. Their children, Ben and Rose, grew up in Temple Israel. Shelly is an avid cyclist and longtime Pelotonia rider. She has served on the boards of Jewish Family Services and Thurber House. Shelly has held senior communications positions at a number of major institutions and currently serves as associate director of external affairs for the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.



Izzy Naveh, Secretary

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.


 Nathan Render, Assistant Secretary






Susan Lubow, Treasurer


Liz Plotnick-Snay, Assistant 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.


Corey Goldsand

Jodi Schulman 








Debbie Cohen

Melissa Conn   

Molly Crabill 

Kimberly Croffoot-Suede   

Joan Folpe 

I became a member of Temple Israel in 1955 when I married my husband, Norman, who was president of the Brotherhood at that time.  I taught in the Columbus Public Schools before my daughters were born.  When they entered Religious School, I began teaching  classes in the school.  I was an active member of Temple Israel Sisterhood and served as president.  Several years later I became Religious School principal, a position I held for many years, also serving on the national board of the National Association of Temple Educators.


Sandy Ginsburg

June Gutterman 

Judy Herman

Allen 'Avi' Reynolds 

Josh Sanders   

Lynn Schmidt  

Lynn is a lifelong member of Temple Israel and has recently become re-involved.  Coming back to Temple Israel is like “coming home”.   Her background is Volunteer Management and was a 25 year volunteer with Franklin County Children Services where she served as the Chair of the Board.  She also volunteered many years at the Capital Area Humane Society.  Now retired, she currently volunteers at a long term care facility and is looking forward to getting more involved at Temple Israel.

Adam Solomon 

Tricia Taylor

Kathy Weissberg 




Debbie Cohen, Sisterhood President


Milt Leeman, Temple Israel Foundation President

Thu, June 1 2023 12 Sivan 5783