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Rabbi Courtney Berman, Rabbi

Rabbi Courtney Berman earned her B.A. in Child Psychology and Jewish Studies from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Upon completion of college, she started the Rabbinical Program at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and was ordained in May 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. During her time at HUC-JIR, Rabbi Berman served as the student rabbi in Pine Bluff, AR for a year and in Piqua, OH for two years. She studied pastoral counseling as a chaplain intern at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH and was a rabbinic intern at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. She also had several other internships that helped with her rabbinic growth, and she has taught at many religious schools and spent time working at several Jewish summer camps, including Camp Coleman. She was the visiting rabbi at a congregation in Sherman, TX before joining Temple Beth-El. Rabbi Berman is passionate about helping people connect to one another in meaningful and spiritual ways through Jewish education, worship services, and social gatherings. She shares her life with her husband, Jeffrey and their sons, Micah and Gavi.

Rabbi Barry Altman, Emeritus

Rabbi Barry Altman is the Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth-El in Ormond Beach, FL. He was a Senior Rabbi from 1975 until his retirement in 2014 and previous to that, he was associate Rabbi at Temple Beth Am, in Miami. He has also served congregations in West Virginia, Guatemala and Hawaii.

Rabbi Altman is on the faculty at Stetson University. He has taught at Bethune Cookman College with the rank of Associate Professor. His many community activities include, past president of the Halifax Area Ministerial Association, board member of the United Way, Family Renew Community Center, and Habitat for Humanity.

Cantor Nina Fine, Religious School Director

After attending the Charles E Smith Jewish Day School in Maryland, Cantor Nina Fine graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University with a BA in Psychology, and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work at The University of Pennsylvania, with a community focus and specialization in families with young children. Cantor Fine was ordained in 2016 after working as a professional vocalist in New York City and Philadelphia for 15 years. Cantor Fine was the Education Director for Congregation Beth Am in Longwood, FL and the Hebrew Program Coordinator at MAGAL Hebrew School in Winter Springs, FL. She has taught online using Shalom Learning Curriculum for the past 4 years for both her own independent virtual Hebrew School as well as for Temple Beth-El in Aptos, CA. Cantor Fine creates and leads young family programming, including Jewish mommy-and-me’s, Tot Shabbats and Holiday programming for most of the Synagogues in the Orlando area as well as Ormond Beach.  She performs all lifecycle events, tutors for B’nei Mitzvahs and loves to teach people how to read Hebrew. Cantor Fine’s mission is to bring Joy to Judaism and to help connect everyone to their Jewish roots. Cantor Fine is very excited to join her Ormond family as the Religious School Director this year! 

Roseann Delpero, Administrative Assistant and Assistant to Rabbi Berman

Roseann moved to the Daytona Beach area in 2014. Prior to joining Temple Beth-El & Temple Israel, she held positions as Director of Sales & Marketing and Sales Manager in the Hospitality and Senior Living industries. She also holds a Florida real estate license. Roseann has an AS degree in Computer Science and is currently attending Florida International University majoring in Religious Studies with minors in Anthropology & Sociology. In what little spare time she has, Roseann enjoys being outdoors, watching documentaries, spending too much time on Twitter, and is a combat sports fan. She shares her home with Flea, an attack cat who is the arch nemesis of all plumbers, electricians and HVAC technicians.

Steve Lorenzen, Custodian

 

Tue, October 19 2021 13 Cheshvan 5782