Debbie Vinocur, Executive Director
Ph: (614) 885-6286 ext. 11
Debbie is responsible for the coordination of all events within the temple and congregational membership. She also coordinates the management and supervision of the administrative and custodial personnel and functions. In addition, Debbie is responsible for the management of our building’s maintenance, safety, and security. She serves as the central administrator of the Temple ensuring implementation of policies, procedures, and decisions of the clergy, temple officers, Board of Trustees, and committees.
Morissa R. Freiberg, RJE, Director of Education & Lifelong Learning
Ph: (614) 885-6286 ext. 38
As Director of Education, Morissa oversees the Religious and Hebrew School programs. To read more about Morissa, please check out her Religious School Director’s page.
Everett Smith, Finance Manager
Ph: (614) 885-6286 ext. 19
Everett is responsible for maintaining the Temple’s finances by working directly with the Executive Director and the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. Under their supervision he administers membership payments, payroll, and other financial processes that ensure the responsible fiscal management of our sacred partnership. In the fall of 2020, Everett returned to his hometown of Columbus after living in Jacksonville, FL where he worked as a church bookkeeper for 20 years and also as an instructor in business for a local college. He also served in the Army and the Navy for many years.
Rhonda Simon, Administrative Assistant
Ph: (614) 885-6286 ext. 10
Rhonda is the Administrative Assistant who greets the congregants from the front desk. She works closely with the Executive Director and the Rabbi. Rhonda moved to Columbus from Pittsburgh in April of 2020. She came here to be with her family after her retirement and was fortunate to find a place at Beth Tikvah. She is very happy to be here and finds enjoyment in meeting all of the congregants.
Samuel Brody-Boyd, Marketing Communications Specialist
Ph: (614) 885-6286 ext. 40
Samuel creates external communications and works on Tikvah Topics, email newsletters, and the social media presence of Beth Tikvah. Having only moved to Columbus in 2016, Samuel quickly fell in love with the city and has now made it his home! You can usually find him playing board games with his friends, attending the many local pop culture conventions, and painting. Samuel studied English at Grinnell College in Iowa and has two pieces of published fiction.
Madison Graver, Interim Religious School Assistant
Ph: (614) 885-6286
Madison Graver recently joined the Congregation Beth Tikvah staff as the Interim Religious School Assistant. She has been a member of Beth Tikvah since she was five years old and spent much of her childhood and teen years attending Sunday School, Hebrew School, and working as a Madricha until graduating high school in 2017. Additionally, she graduated from Ashland University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in both Digital Media Journalism and Public Relations & Strategic Communication. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and podcasts, watching her favorite television shows, attending concerts, and spending time with my friends and family. She is excited to have the opportunity to be back at Beth Tikvah and assist with the program that shaped so much of her childhood.