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Temple Beth-El Ormond Beach

 

Rabbi Courtney Berman

Rabbi Courtney Berman

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 son, Micah.

 

Rabbi Barry Altman

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.

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Trienah Meyers, Religious School Director

Trienah was born in New York City and grew up in Manhattan. She attended the High School of Performing Arts and has degrees in Early Childhood Education, Political Science, and Law. Trienah has lived all over the country and has taught students from Pre-K children to trial attorneys. Teaching, traveling, writing, and music are her passions. A resident of Florida for the last 14 years, she is currently single and happily busy.

 

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Jill Brok, Temple Administrator

Jill grew up in rural Pennsylvania and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Alvernia University with a triple major in Accounting, Finance, and Business Management and attended St. Joseph’s University for graduate classes. She received certification from the American Institute of Banking through Penn State University and her Six Sigma Green Belt from Villanova University. She was a commercial lender for a regional bank and an avid volunteer. She moved to Ormond Beach, Florida, in 2001 with her husband, Jeff, and their two children, where she focused on raising her family. She continued to volunteer, serving as a Board Member for Junior League of Daytona Beach and in various positions at her children’s schools. She started at Temple Beth-El in a part-time, temporary position in 2010 and it grew into a permanent, full-time position as the Administrator. Her spare time continues to focus on family, with frequent trips to see her son in Philadelphia at Drexel University (he graduates in June, 2020, yay!) and to follow her daughter’s collegiate beach volleyball career at Florida Atlantic University. She is most often seen in her neighborhood walking what is called the “most-walked” rescue dog, Colton.

 

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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 pursuing a BA in Religious Studies at Florida International University. In what little spare time she has, Roseann enjoys being outdoors, watching documentaries, reading non-fiction, and is a 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

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