Clergy & Staff


Rabbi Adam M. Wright is the spiritual leader of Temple Emanu-El. He is from West Bloomfield, MI – a suburb of Detroit. Adam earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Religion and Judaic Studies from Wheaton College (Norton, MA).  After college, he pursued graduate studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School read more

Rabbi Adam M. Wright

Temple Emanu-El
205-933-8037, ext 230


Cantor Robby Wittner, Engel Cantorial Chair, is from Washington Heights in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Hamilton College. He attended the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR, earning a Master in Sacred Music. After his first year was spent in Israel, he moved back to New York, read more

Cantor Robby Wittner

Engel Cantorial Chair
205-933-8037, ext 230

Rabbi Emeritus Jonathan Miller provided enthusiastic leadership for Temple Emanu-El from winter 1991 to summer 2017. Previously, he served as a rabbi at Stephen S. Wise Temple in Los Angeles and Temple Shalom in Auckland, New Zealand. Rabbi Miller was ordained in 1982 at the New York Campus of  the Hebrew Union College read more

Rabbi Jonathan Miller

Rabbi Emeritus


Jann Blitz has been serving Temple Emanu-El as Executive… read more

Jann Blitz

Rabbi Grafman Endowment Fund Executive Director
205-933-8037, ext 234

Elizabeth Bloch has been a professional Jewish educator for… read more

Elizabeth Bloch, MARE

Director of Education
205-933-8037, ext 232


Monika Flurer Singletary is excited to join Temple Emanu-El… read more

Monika F. Singletary

Director of  Engagement & Membership
205-933-8037, ext 213

I am so excited to serve as the new Music Director at Temple Emanu-El…. read more

Dr. Jeff McLelland

Music Director

Dr. Ralph Selig

Dr. Ralph Selig is considered to be an expert in German Jewish Liturgical… read more

Dr. Ralph Selig

Jewish Music Scholar in Residence

Mark Robinson

Communications Director

Judy Edwards

Executive Assistant
to the Clergy & Educator
205-933-8037, ext 230

Kathryn Pautler

Executive Assistant
of Engagement & Membership
205-933-8037, ext 235

Dorothy Hall

Administrative Assistant,
Grafman Endowment Fund
205-933-8037, ext 233

Pam Coggin

Temple Tributes
& Endowment Fund Bookkeeping
205-933-8037, ext 288

Caleb Young
Caleb Young

Audio Visual
Technical Director

Ben Singletary
Ben Singletary

Facilities Director

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson


Art Johnson


Kim Roth
Kim Roth

Sisterhood Gift Shop

Stella Brittain

205-933-8037, ext 239

Cassy Albano

205-933-8037, ext 244

Danielle Barnett

Accounting and Finance Director
205-933-8037, ext 244