About Our Rabbi
Rabbi Marc Ekstrand joined the Temple Emanu-El community in July 2016. He is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and also spent many years living in the Greater Cincinnati area. Rabbi Ekstrand came to the rabbinate by way of his first career as an engineer in the steel industry. He was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in May of 2016. Rabbi Ekstrand served student pulpits in Parkersburg and Bluefield, West Virginia and Portsmouth, Ohio during his time at HUC-JIR. Rabbi Ekstrand enjoys studying Hebrew poetry, modern Israeli history, Jewish mysticism, and liturgy. Rabbi Marc comes to the area with his partner Polly Berg, and their twins Nava and Ilan. You will also see his boys Michael and Aaron from time to time.
About Our Cantorial Soloist
Sherry Barnes joined Temple Emanu-El in 1987. In May of 1989 she became an adult bat mitzvah and began teaching in the Religious School that fall. In 2001 Sherry became Temple Emanu-El’s first full-time Cantorial Soloist. She enjoys teaching adult Hebrew classes, B’nai Mitzvah students, as well as congregants interested in chanting Torah. She has the pleasure of leading the Temple Emanu-El Choir.
2021-2022 Executive Board
See what our President has to say this month.
|1st Vice President||Armi Rowe|
|VP of Buildings and Grounds||Russell Sheikowitz|
|VP of Religious Practices||Claire Warren|
|Financial Secretary||Bruce Goldstein|
|Recording Secretary||Marcia Reinhard|
|Corresponding Secretary||Deborah Linder|
3 Year Trustees
2 Year Trustees
|Robbin Alpert||Susan Cramer|
|Amy Perry||Shoshana Weiss|
1 Year Trustees
|John Murphy||Irene Brickman Smith|
|Janine Sitko||Scott Wolfe|
|Religious School Committee||Sarah Selke|
|Sisterhood Co-Presidents||Gail Weber
|Brotherhood Co-Presidents||Rich McCaffrey