Our Staff

             Hank Lerer
                        Executive Director and Shaliach Tzibur

                                                       Hank is a Cincinnati native. He attended Walnut Hills High School then graduated with a degree in 

                                                       Public Administration from Miami University Ohio. After working as operations manager for a local

                                                       food distributor he found his true niche as Synagogue Administrator – his love for congregants and

                                                       willingness to go the extra mile makes him invaluable. He has diligently worked to manage every

                                                       aspect of Synagogue life for the past eighteen years. It’s not surprising to see him changing a light                                                             bulb one moment and then leading Shacharit services the next. He couldn’t be prouder of his children

and their accomplishments, his daughter Emily currently lives and works in LA, California and Max      is a senior at The Ohio State University.

 

Pronouns: He, Him, & His

Chava Vidal

Youth and Family Program Director

Chava moved to Cincinnati by way of Israel and Colorado, though her roots lie on the East Coast.

She holds degrees in Early Childhood Education and Comparative Religion and has worked for

Jewish communities for more than seventeen years. She spends her days planning a variety of

events in her position of Program Director and getting to know our incredible congregants and their

stories. She has two loves in her life; the first is working for the Jewish Community

and a close second is her love of coffee!

Pronouns: She, Her, & Hers

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