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If you wish to notify The Temple clergy or staff of various events, illnesses, births, please send an email to 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.

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Clergy Contacts

Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Lynne & Howard Halpern Senior Rabbinic Chair
Rabbi Samuel C. Kaye
Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus
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

Katie Bass, Communications & Marketing Coordinator 
Melinda Brackin, Accounting Manager
Amy Cox, Accounting Staff
Jackee Curiton, WELC Office Manager
Tena Drew, Membership Coordinator
Lonnie Fitzgerald, Maintenance Team
Elizabeth Foster, Family & Teen Educator

Nalo Grant, Clergy Administrative Assistant

Amy Helman-Darley, Development Manager
Summer Jacobs, Engagement Associate
Renaldo Lockwood, Maintenance Team

Heather McKerley, Accounting Staff & Facilities Maintenance Coordinator
Jacqueline Morris, Engagement and Education Associate
Dianne Ratowsky, Administrative Assistant to Senior Rabbi Peter S. Berg
Joya Schmidt, Engagement Administrative Assistant & Tour Coordinator
Laurie Simon, Engagement Coordinator for Special Events

Bethany Smith, Youth Education Coordinator
Lt. Eddie Smith, Head of Security
Marjorie Vaughn, Education Administrative Assistant, BEC
Rita Zadoff, Donation & Event Coordinator


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
Religious School Marjorie Vaughn 1137
RSVP to Temple Events Joya Schmidt 1152
The Temple Bulletin Joya Schmidt 1152
Tours of The Temple  Joya Schmidt 1152
Yahrzeit Plaques  Rita Zadoff 1132
Young Professionals Rabbi Samuel Kaye 1151
Youth Group  Elizabeth Foster 1146
Mon, February 24 2020 29 Sh'vat 5780