Leah Levenstein photoLeah Levinstein
Director of Education

Leah Levinstein became the Director of Religious Education of Temple Israel Gedaliah Gertz Religious School in 2013. Leah has made it her life’s mission to bring high quality, meaningful engagement opportunities to Jewish children, teens, and their families. Leah’s focus at Temple Israel is to help foster the creation of Jewish adults who can participate actively and confidently in Jewish life, and provide meaningful, engaging programming for babies to seniors in high school.

Leah resides in Akron with her husband Mike, and their four children: Jonah, Eitan, Yael and Ruby.


Becky Rubenstein
Religious School Office Administrator

Becky Rubenstein has worked with and grown within the Religious School for many years. This past year, she has become the Religious School Office Administrator. Becky works hard to run a smooth school environment and to make sure everyone has meaningful moments each and every day. Becky is currently enrolled part time at Hebrew College in Boston to earn her Masters in Jewish Education.

Becky grew up in Akron and with Temple Israel as her religious home.



Molly Cross photoMolly Cross

Molly Cross has been Temple Israel’s Administrator since December, 2012, having spent the previous eight years at the Shaw JCC as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director. She will be retiring in June, 2017.




Kim Williams photoKim Williams

Kim Williams became the bookkeeper for Temple Israel in December 2013. She attended Kent State University and has more than 25 years experience in various aspects of the financial industry.

Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends and volunteering time with the local youth group. She resides in Coventry Township and has two sons: Ryan 31 and Ian 15.



Rachel Williams photoRachel Armin Williams

Rachel Armin Williams became the librarian at Temple Israel Library upon it's move to the Springside location in the fall of 2014. She received her masters in Library Information Science with a concentration in Special Libraries in 2011. Since that time she has been working at multiple Jewish agencies in the Akron and Cleveland area, most recently the Shaw JCC and the Jewish Education Resource Center in Cleveland. Rachel takes pride in the special collection that Temple Israel has, and enjoys seeing it grow.

Rachel resides in West Akron with her husband David, and their two children: Clay and Gwen.


Dale Redington photoDale Redington
Facilities Coordinator

Dale Redington joined the staff of Temple Israel as the Facilities Coordinator in 2012. Dale oversees the maintenance, purchasing and events logistics at Temple Israel. Having been in the maintenance business for more than 25 years and the construction business all his life, Dale is detailed, focused and brings a passion for perfection to maintaining the beauty of the Temple Israel building. Dale is the proud owner of Portage Cleaning and Maintenance and has worked with clients such as Akron Children’s Hospital and Goodyear.

Dale was born, raised, and currently lives in Akron with his collie, Bear, and enjoys visits from his three adult kids.


Thursday, May 25 2017 29 Iyar 5777