Amram Hassan, Executive Director

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Amram brings to Temple Akiba decades of experience running daily operations, ongoing programs and special projects at synagogues throughout his career. Amram helps run all major Temple Akiba events and projects and is the go-to-advisor for all Temple program and meeting needs. He’s a master strategic planner with big goals and immense drive to see Temple Akiba build its partnerships with community organizations, provide member families with a safe and valuable Temple experience, maintain a strong clergy and staff, and enhance the financial stability of our Temple.

Amram serves as lead staff person for the following committees: Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, Budget Committee, House Committee, Development Committee, Membership Committee, Social Action Committee, Educational Committee.

Amram is happily married and has three children, Chava, Deena and Natan. 

 

Randee Bishoff, Director of Education

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Randee has been involved in Jewish education for as long as she can remember, from her education as a student at Temple Emanuel Day School, to her involvement in youth programs and BBYO. Randee has an M.A. in secular education as well as an additional M.A. in Jewish Education from HUC. Along with her valuable classroom teaching background she brings experience in programming and innovative teaching methods. Randee has a background in administration and has been a member of the Temple Akiba Faculty beginning in the classroom and moving around all the way to her current position as Director of Education. Randee brings her love of Judaism that she has grown over the years into the classrooms of the Akiba students through sharing her rich knowledge about customs, traditions and culture. Randee shares this love of Judaism with her husband, Scott, and her two children Benjamin and Sarah for whom Temple Akiba is known as home.

 

Carly Rosenstein, Assistant Director of Education

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Carly has been working with the youth of Temple Akiba since 2007 through the ECC, Religious School and Day Camp. Carly brings with her a background in the education field and a love of working with children of all ages. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Developmental Psychology and a Masters degree in Education Policy and Administration.

 

Leah Penso, Director of Resident Camp and Youth Programs

Leah grew up at Temple Akiba and has been working with Akiba youth since 2006 through Akiba High, Resident Camp, and TASTY – Akiba’s 4th-12th grade youth group. Leah loves to bring her passion for children and creative programming into all areas of Akiba. Leah holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Child Development and a Masters degree in Counseling with a license in Marriage and Family Therapy.

 

Robyn Altman, Akiba Day Camp Director

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Robyn has been working with the youth at Temple Akiba since 2006. She has taught Religious School for many years and attended day camp and overnight camp for most of her life. Combining her experiences as events manager along with her love for Judaism makes running Temple Akiba's Day Camp a brilliant fit!!