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Professional Staff

Rabbi Robert Barr Rabbi Robert B. Barr, ordained by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, has been with Beth Adam since its beginning. He serves the pastoral needs of Beth Adam members and officiates at services and life cycle events. Rabbi Barr is an engaging teacher and leads our Adult Education and Bar & Bat Mitzvah classes.

iah pillsburyIah Pillsbury is a 5th year student at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is serving Beth Adam this congregational year as our Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Fellow and Rabbinic Intern.

Roberta Veleta Roberta Veleta joined Beth Adam’s staff in 2001 bringing with her extensive experience in financial, budget and organizational management. As the Executive Director she is responsible for the accounting, human resources, facility, and administration of Beth Adam. She also works closely with leadership to bring the mission and vision into action. Roberta earned her B.S. in Accounting from Northern Ky. University. She and her husband volunteer in many organizations throughout the Cincinnati community.

Katie_2016 for websiteKatie Karmel joined Beth Adam’s staff in 2015 as Office Manager.  Prior to Beth Adam, Katie was Office Manager for a local property management company and also worked in the Jewish community for many years. Katie earned her BA from the University of Kentucky and MA from the University of Southern Mississippi. She and her husband are active in a variety of capacities in the Jewish community.

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