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Temple Israel

Temple Israel  Leadership

Harriette Hansell, Co-President

Harriette and her husband, Randy, joined Temple Israel in 1995, when their daughter enrolled into the Temple's preschool. Harriette grew up in Cleveland but moved to Columbus from Pittsburgh to join LimitedBrands, where she has worked for 27 years. Harriette has worked in several divisions at Limited Brands, mainly in Finance. She is currently responsible for LimitedBrands Enterprise Accounting Operations. Randy grew up in Salem, Ohio and is a Certified Financial Planner with Ameriprise, having served as past President of the Temple Israel Foundation. Harriette has served on the Board of Trustees since 1998 in several positions, including Treasurer and First Vice President. They have 2 children, Kara and Grant.


Patti Shorr, Co-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.


Paul Greenland, Vice President

Paul Greenland Bio

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 Relations.


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. Mitchell, a Chicago native, is a Professor of History at Denison University, Granville.  Their son, Elliott, is finishing up his diverse college career at OSU. 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.


Amy Weisbach, Assistant Treasurer

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

Jenny Glick Bio


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 who is an attorney with Cardinal Health, live in Bexley and have two young children.





Barbi Crabill, Immediate Past President

Barbara Golden Crabill, a Columbus native, began her term as Temple Israel President in 2011, having been deeply engaged in synagogue life since joining as an adult in 1982. She has served on many Temple committees including Executive Committee, Personnel, Social Action, Senior Rabbi Search and on two Cantorial Search Committees. She previously served on the URJ Commission for Social Action at the Religious Action Center (RAC) and currently is a member of the URJ Central District Council & the District Social action Committee. In addition, Barbi also served as Sisterhood president for 3 years and also served on the Board of the Women of Reform Judaism Central District. She continues to serve on the Temple Israel Foundation Board and on the Columbus Jewish Federation Community Board. She is the mother of Molly and Jason (Melanie) and "bubbe" to Lilly. Barbi is retired from the State of Ohio after 34-1/2 years of service.


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


Matt Freedman

A native of Glencoe, Illinois, Matt joined Temple Israel in 2006 with his wife, Lisa Schmerler Freedman, originally from Cincinnati, and was elected to the Temple Board in 2009. Matt serves as Account Director at Ologie, a marketing and branding firm in Columbus. Lisa teaches preschool at the New Albany JCC. As parent to three young daughters, Matt spends his spare time volunteering as coach for youth soccer and youth baseball. He serves as Temple Board Vice President, as well as on the Green Committee, Finance Committee, Young Adult Programming Committee, and previously on the Rabbinic and Cantorial Search Committees. Matt also serves on the Columbus Jewish Federation's Marketing Committee.


David Frolick

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.


Jon Handler

Jon Handler has been a member of Temple Israel since 2012. He is the owner of Handler Bail Bonds, located at 571 South High Street in Columbus, Ohio. He has three other locations in Delaware, Akron, and Chillicothe.  Jon lives in Gahanna with his wife, Julie, and his two daughters, Charlie and Ryan. 


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.


Amy Milenthal


Adam Reiss


Jeff Rinkov


Marty Ross-Dolen

Marty Ross-Dolen, a Temple Israel member for ten years, moved with her family to Columbus from New York in 2002.  She is originally from Columbia, South Carolina.  Marty graduated from Wellesley College before attending the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, where she met her husband, Eric Dolen.  She then did her training in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.  Currently she is retired from clinical practice to be home with her two children, Sam and Hannah.  Sam became a Bar Mitzvah in 2010, and Hannah became a Bat Mitzvah in 2012.  Marty sits on additional boards, including that of the Bexley Education Foundation and her family business, Highlights for Children, Inc.  She also takes graduate-level classes in the OSU Department of Creative Writing, focusing on the genre of Creative Non-Fiction.  In her spare time, she enjoys writing, reading, gardening, and traveling.  At Temple Israel, she has participated on the Finance Committee and the Strategic Fundraising Committee.  She and Eric were co-chairs of the Temple Israel annual picnic for three years.


Paul Russell


Aimee Sanders


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 Co-President

Marilyn Mendelman, Sisterhood Co-President


Mark Coffey, Temple Israel Foundation President

Mark and his wife Mindy have been members of Temple Israel since 1985. Mark is originally from Pittsburgh and came to Columbus to attend Capital University Law School. He is a Financial Planner with the fee-only wealth management firm Summit Financial Strategies. Mark has served on the Temple Israel Board of Trustees and currently serves as President of the Temple Israel Foundation. Mindy owns Salon644, a full service hair and nail salon in German Village. They have two children, Oliver and Carlin.

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