Robin Gotlieb, Executive Director
A long time member of our Temple family, Robin served as our Executive Director in the past and we are pleased to welcome her back home. Robin’s responsibilities will include synagogue engagement and operations. Robin is the mother of two grown children. Her son, J.J. is an attorney with Sirote and Permutt and is engaged to Ashley Blumberg from Miami. Her daughter, Carlie works in administration at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and is engaged to Alex Cohen, the son of Nadine and Louis Cohen of Birmingham. Robin enjoys spending time with her family, including her labrador, Lance, DIY projects and she’s a sports fan, whatever the season. Come by Temple and offer Robin a warm Emanu-El welcome!
Contact Robin at 933-8037, ext. 238, or [email protected]
Jann Blitz, Rabbi Grafman Endowment Fund Executive Director
Jann Blitz has been serving Temple Emanu-El as Executive Director of its Endowment Fund since November 1996. In this capacity, she manages the day-to-day operations of the Endowment Fund and communicates regularly with its 25-member Board of Directors.
Jann is actively involved with each committee in providing organization, research and administrative assistance. She also works closely with the Temple senior staff , particularly identifying special programs or needs that are over and above the ordinary operations of the Temple. Additionally, she was involved in the Campaign Emanu-El (2000) and Shofar Initiative (2007) strategic planning and fundraising efforts, which have greatly contributed to our Endowment’s success. Under her administration, the Grafman Endowment Fund has grown from $1 million to over $13,750,000 in assets, as has the emphasis on communicating regularly with our membership about the Fund’s mission to provide for our Temple’s future, and about the numerous ways an individual or family can contribute.
Jann oversees the Endowment Fund operations approximately 30 hours a week, with the help of a part-time administrative assistant. An active member of our congregation, Jann is the mother of two daughters, Callie and Rebecca, and is married to Russ Blitz.
Contact Jann at 933-8037, ext. 234, or [email protected].