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Lauren Trexler - Director of Education

Lauren is a product of the Reform Movement — attending URJ Camp Coleman and participating in NFTY (the Reform Jewish Youth Movement). For her undergraduate studies, she attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina where she studied Comparative Religions. Lauren graduated from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 2012 at the Los Angeles campus.

She’s worked for nearly a decade in various capacities in Jewish community services. Prior to coming to Akron, Lauren was the educator at Congregation Kol Ami in Vancouver, WA.

She and her husband, Zach, live in Cleveland and enjoy the ease of living in Northeast Ohio.

Kim Williams - Director of Engagement and Administration

Kim Williams became the bookkeeper for Temple Israel in December 2013 and the Director of Engagement and Administration in May 2020. She attended Kent State University and has more than 25 years of 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 the Firestone Park neighborhood of Akron and has two sons: Ryan and Ian.

Kylee Burdohan - Communications Coordinator

Kylee Burdohan started at Temple Israel in May 2017. She was born and raised in the Akron area but received a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership at Point Park University. After graduation, she stayed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she worked in the banking industry.

She moved back to Akron in 2014, where she lives with her rescue dog, Benny who loves coming to the office and greeting visitors.

Sat, May 25 2024 17 Iyar 5784