Our Staff

Hank Lerer

Executive Director and Shaliach Tzibur
Hank is a Cincinnati native. He attended Walnut Hills High School then graduated with a degree in Public Administration from Miami University Ohio. After working as operations manager for a local food distributor he found his true niche as Synagogue Administrator – his love for congregants and willingness to go the extra mile makes him invaluable. He has diligently worked to manage every aspect of Synagogue life for the past fifteen years. It’s not surprising to see him changing a light bulb one moment and then leading Shacharit services the next. He lives in Landen with his wife Wendy. He couldn’t be prouder of his children and their accomplishments, his daughter Emily currently lives and works in New York City and Max is a freshman at The Ohio State University.

Chava Vidal

Youth and Family Program Director
Chava recently moved to Cincinnati by way of Israel and Colorado, though her roots lie on the East Coast. She holds degrees in Early Childhood Education and Comparative Religion and has worked for Jewish communities for more than ten years. She spends her days planning a variety of events not only in her position of Program Director but also as Youth Director for four joint youth groups. She has two loves in her life; the first is working for the Jewish Community and a close second is her love of coffee!