Jill Ruddy

Jill joined Kol Tikvah in 2011 after serving as senior graphic designer for JM Family Enterprises. She works with the marketing team to provide the graphics for all segments of the synagogue. She also does event planning and helps design and implement engagement efforts.

Bob Hersh

Bob Hersh was Executive Director of Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest, Florida for 16 years until he retired in December of 2019. Prior to that, Bob was Chairman and C.E.O. of a public company on the NYSE for 17 years which manufactured and distributed lighting products to the mass merchants...

Sydney Berlin

Sydney Berlin has been involved in Jewish Education for over a decade. She holds a degree in Psychology as well as a concentration in Elementary Education. In 2010 she earned her Advanced Early Childhood Directors Credential. Sydney’s formal education offers her a unique approach to early childhood education by allowing...

Yael Hurwitz-Lange

Yael was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and emigrated to the US with her husband, Steve in 1993. They have lived in Boston for 28 years and have raised 2 children in Newton, MA: Joshua (24) lives and works in New York City in consulting and Rachel (21) is a...

Merrie Dobrin

Following a career as an executive assistant in New York City, Merrie and her husband moved to FL and she took a pause to enjoy being a full time parent to her now 3 year old daughter. Merrie serves as right hand to our clergy team as well as helps...

Meryl Bentman

Meryl’s affiliation with Kol Tikvah spans over 20 years. She has been a long time teacher in our preschool, serving as specialist the last 2 years. Meryl had a 4 year hiatus where she served as executive assistant in a social service agency. She will be working in the office...

Nolan Soffer

Nolan is combining his love of social media with his experience running youth programs for the Miami Dolphins. He will enjoy a dual role at Kol Tikvah: spearheading CKT’s digital and social media marketing efforts as well as working with Yael in the Education & Youth Engagement Department to design...

Lali Karni

Lali was raised in Mevasseret Zion, a town near Jerusalem. Following high school Lali knew she wanted to take a strong role in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) becoming a training commander where she received accolades for her dedication and achievements during her service. Her father and both her brothers...