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 she is back home. Robin’s responsibilities include synagogue engagement and operations. Robin is the mother of two grown children. Her son, J.J. is an attorney with DLA Piper in Atlanta and is married to Ashley Blumberg Gotlieb from Miami. Her daughter, Carlie works in administration at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and is married to Alex Cohen, the son of Nadine and Louis Cohen of Birmingham. Robin enjoys spending time with her family, DIY projects and she’s a sports fan, whatever the season.
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 oversees the day-to-day operations of the Endowment Fund and manages its 25-member Board of Directors.
Jann is actively involved with each committee in providing organization, research and administrative guidance. 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 actively involved in the Campaign Emanu-El (2000), Shofar Initiative (2007) strategic planning and fundraising efforts, as well as creating/building the new Rabbi Jonathan Miller Enduring Legacy Fund (2017) — all of which have greatly contributed to our Endowment’s success. Also during her tenure, she has created a culture of 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.
Under her administration, the Grafman Endowment Fund has grown from $1 million to over $15 million in assets, with another $4.7 million in known expectancies. 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 (205) 397-0814, or [email protected].
Lynda Gutcheon, Interim Education Director
Monika Singletary, Director of Congregational Engagement