OUR VILLAGE STAFF

Rachel grew up at Congregation Beth Adam. This is her first year teaching at Beth Adam’s religious school, but she has previously taught undergrad students at Miami University and the University of Michigan. When she’s not teaching religious school, she works as a public interest attorney.

Clara grew up in the Beth Adam community. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she participated in Jewish student life. She currently works as a Legal Talent Coordinator at a law firm in downtown Cincinnati. Clara is thrilled to be teaching at Beth’s Adam’s Sunday school and is excited for what the year will hold.

Ezra is from Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up a member of the Beth Adam community. He currently works as a Data Analyst, and previously worked as an Electrical Engineer. Ezra attended the University of Cincinnati for both his graduate and undergraduate degrees. While at UC he participated in many aspects of Jewish life including working with the campus Hillel, being a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi (the Jewish fraternity),and participating in an Onward Israel internship. After completing his undergraduate studies Ezra moved to Netanya, Israel where he worked as an English teacher at Tchernichovsky High School. While in Netanya he received pedagogical training at Ono Academic College and participated as a cultural envoy for the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.

Sara grew up in Cincinnati, and has been a part of Beth Adam with her family since she was two years old. She graduated from Miami University with a business degree and has spent most of her career in the non-profit sector.  Sara currently works for Cincinnati Children's Hospital in their Development department, helping to coordinate special experiences for patients and their families. In her free time, Sara loves to play tennis, spend time with her friends and family, and travel as much as possible.

Esther was born and raised in Cincinnati and attended Sunday school at Beth Adam in her youth. She later attended college at The Ohio State University and now works at the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library, alongside a few other odd jobs. She has a habit of picking up far too many hobbies and interests, including (but not limited to) music, video and tabletop games, reading and writing, various arts and crafts, and social justice.

Mr. P has enjoyed every minute of his time working with the youngest of Beth Adam’s students for more than sixteen years.  He enjoys cultivating a fun and accepting environment that encourages creativity, imagination, kindness and laughter.  Outside of Beth Adam, Mike works for the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office focusing on process improvement and systems application development.  He lives in Montgomery with his wonderful wife of 28 years (Faith); and is the proud father of two human children (Noah and Esther), and two kitty fur babies (Linus and Peanut).

Ann is an avid Pickleball player and passionate citizen of Cincinnati. Her job title is Brand Manager for Cascade dish detergent at Procter & Gamble and she spends a weird amount of time thinking about people doing dishes. She loves musical theater, watching the Bengals win, and looking forward to exploring story telling together with the students of Beth Adam!