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If you wish to notify The Temple clergy or staff of various events, illnesses, births, please send an email to office@the-temple.org. This email address is not private. The information will be stored in a database and appropriately forwarded. If you wish to have private correspondence with a Temple staff member, please click on the person's name to send an email directly to them. You may also contact us by phone 404.873.1731 or fax 404.873.5529.

If you are a student and would like to learn more about The Temple, click here to see our FAQs and instructions on how to visit.  

Clergy Contacts                                                                                                                    

Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Lynne & Howard Halpern Senior Rabbinic Chair
Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus
Rabbi Samuel C. Kaye
Cantor Deborah Hartman
Rabbi Steven H. Rau, Director of Lifelong Learning 
Rabbi Lydia Medwin, Director of Congregational Engagement and Outreach
Rabbi Alvin M. Sugarman, Ph.D., Emeritus

 

Staff Contacts

Mark R. Jacobson, Executive Director
Sarah Shinsky, Weinberg Early Learning Center Director       

 

Education Team:          

Elizabeth Foster, Family & Teen Educator   
Marjorie Vaughn, Education Administrator
Bethany Smith, Youth Education Coordinator
Jacqueline Morris, Engagement & Education Associate

                                                                                                                                                                            Engagement Department:                                                            

Summer Jacobs, Engagement Associate
Joya Schmidt, Engagement Administrative Assistant & Tour Coordinator
Laurie Simon, Engagement Coordinator for Special Events


Accounting Department:

Melinda Brackin, Accounting Manager
Amy Cox, Accounting Staff     
Heather McKerley, Accounting Staff & Facilities Maintenance Coordinator

 

Administrative Team:                                                                                                                                                      

Dianne Ratowsky, Administrative Assistant to Senior Rabbi Peter S. Berg
Tena Drew, Membership Manager
Rita Zadoff, Donation & Event Coordinator
Nalo Grant, Clergy Administrative Assistant 
Katie Bass, Communications & Marketing Coordinator

 

WELC Team:                                                                                                                                                      

Audrey Henderson, Assistant Director
Adele Sheftel, WELC Office Manager

                                     
Lonnie Fitzgerald, Maintenance Team                                                                                                                Renaldo Lockwood, Maintenance Team                                                                                                              Lt. Justin Strom, Head of Security

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CONTACT EXT
Adult Lifelong Learning (TAMID) Programs  Elizabeth Foster 1146
Billing & Financials  Melinda Brackin 1135
Board of Trustee Matters  Mark Jacobson 1134
Clergy Appointments Dianne Ratowsky  1144
Communications (Bulletin/Email/Website) Katie Bass 2289
Converting to Judaism Tena Drew 1153
Donations to The Temple  Rita Zadoff 1132
Events at The Temple Rita Zadoff 1132
Judaism 101 & 102 Elizabeth Foster 1146
Membership Tena Drew 1153
Pastoral Care & Lifecycle Events Dianne Ratowsky 1144
Breman Education Center Marjorie Vaughn 1137
RSVP to Temple Events Joya Schmidt 1152
The Temple Bulletin Joya Schmidt 1152
Tours of The Temple  Joya Schmidt 1152
Yahrzeit & Mi Shebeirach Lists Dianne Ratowsky 1132
Young Professionals Rabbi Samuel Kaye 1151
Youth Group  Elizabeth Foster 1146
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