@akiva Team

Advisory Board

Sharon Rosenbaum, Chair

Laura Bennett
Amy Einhorn
Lydia Frankel
Sheri Gross
Maya Groys-Holtz
Laurie Hardesty, JECC CFO
Andrea Katz
Tina Keller, @akiva Associate Director
Dr. Seymour Kopelowitz, JECC Director
Nancy K. Levin
Rabbi Sharon Marcus
Jill Muencz
David Neumann
Amnon Ophir, @akiva Director
Beth Rosenberg, JECC Board Chair
Debbie Rothschild
Rabbi Stacy Schlein
Carla Tricarichi
Idelle Wolf
Nancy Zimmerman


The Team

@akiva Director

Amnon Ophir is the Director of @akiva and the Israel and Hebrew Educator at the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland. Previously, he served as a Day school teacher, camp director (camp Shomria), Hebrew School Director (Ivry Prozdor at the JTS and Cleveland Hebrew schools), Assistant Professor of Education (Siegal College).

Amnon earned a Master of Arts in Educational Administration (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA). He also earned a B.A. in Guidance Counseling and Education and minor in Sociology (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) and was part of Cohort 4 of the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute.

Amnon is an Experienced Jewish executive education director/administrator with out of the box innovative thinking and vision, Strong community builder with strong administrative, finance and fundraising skills, strong Jewish/Israel/Hebrew content knowledge, strong understanding and skills in delivering Jewish education experiences in out of the box ways beyond schools and regular methods.

Associate Director
Project Coordinator
Hebrew Teacher, Jfilms.for.teens Educator
Hebrew Teacher, Hebrew teachers mentor
Hebrew Teacher
Hebrew Teacher
Hebrew Teacher
Choir Menager
HaZamir Cleveland Conductor
HaZamir Cleveland Accompanist
testimony.thearter.cleveland Coordinator
2016-17 cleveland.shin.shinit
2016-17 cleveland.shin.shin
2016-17 cleveland.shin.shin
2016-17 cleveland.shin.shinit

for more information about @akiva, contact us:

 216.367.1388 or @akiva

@akiva office is located at 26500 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, OH