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Meet our Staff

Office Staff 

   Miranda Mamutaj, Office Administrator

    Miranda has been part of our Temple Ahavat Shalom family for over ten years, she is a immeasurable asset to our business office. She enjoys challenges,          creative arts, cooking, nature, and spending time with her family.

    Phone: 727-785-8811, ext. 111 Email: officeadministrator@ahavatshalom.org

 

 

Kara Hermann, Administrative Assistant

Kara is a member of Temple Ahavat Shalom and is also a convert who studied under Rabbi Klein during the conversion process. She has a Masters in Political Science and studied abroad in Florence for 2 months and Budapest for 7 months. Upon returning from her studies, she decided to give back to the Jewish community and found work at her very own Temple while working on going back to school to become a lawyer. Originally as a Preschool teacher in Temple Ahavat Shalom's Krieger Early Childhood Center and now as the Administrative Assistant for Temple Ahavat Shalom. 

Phone:  727-785-8811, ext. 124        Emailadminassistant@ahavatshalom.org

Weaner Religious School Staff

 

Tami Wolf, Religious School Director

Tami Wolf is a seasoned and creative Jewish Educator who is excited to be working with TAS.  She has been living in Palm Harbor with her “pack” including  husband Michael and three (now grown) children for the last 19 years -  the longest time she has lived in any one place. Tami is an art teacher at a Pinellas County public nonprofit charter school during the week days but has devoted much of her career to Jewish education.  Over the years, Tami has attended numerous Jewish education conferences and seminars including,  most recently, JNF’s world conference for Jewish educators in Israel in July of 2019.

Tami said that she is so happy to be involved with Jewish education again.   She says, “it truly is important work. The future of Judaism and the Jewish people and Israel depends on teaching the children and keeping people involved with Judaism. Thank you to Rabbi Berger and the search committee for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all the families at TAS and to continue in the traditions of this warm, welcoming congregation.”

In the photo you can see the Wolfs' newest member of their pack, Smudge, from FLUFF animal rescue.

Please feel free to contact Tami by email by clicking Education@AhavatShalom.org.

 

Linda Ross, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Coordinator and Primary Tutor

Linda was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her and her husband Bill of 41 years are retired pharmacists and during our years in Milwaukee,  tutored/taught Hebrew for 25 years. Linda had her adult Bat Mitzvah in 1989. She ran the entire prayer service, chanted 21 sentences of Torah, and the entire Haftorah for that parsha. The day of her Bat Mitzvah, the Rabbi offered her a job to teach Torah trope and that year, she then began working with students. She formulated and improved her own materials over the years with the help of many student recommendations. Linda and her husband retired early and in 2015, moved to FL and joined Temple Ahavat Shalom immediately. In 2019, Linda started teaching 5 th grade and currently is the Temple’s 5 th grade Hebrew teacher.  Linda loves teaching children and loves to see the look on the students’ faces when the light goes on about Hebrew. 

 

Avi Nardia, Youth Group Director

Avi was born in Israel. When he married his wife Gigi, he moved to her home state of Oklahoma and then ultimately to Florida. They have 4 children together. While in Oklahoma Avi taught Hebrew and Judaica for 15 years at the Temple they belonged to, Temple Bnai Isarel. Avi really enjoys working with children. He wants to be an example to his children on how important it is to be an active member of your temple. 

Avi has an MBA in Leadership Development and experience in Organizational and Executive Talent Development withing the healthcare system. He also served on several keyboards including the HR Chair of his temple in Oklahoma. 

Jewish life, core family values and leadership are his passion and the chief reason for his excitement to team up with our temple youth.

Phone: 727-785-8811  Email: youthdirector@ahavatshalom.org

Tue, December 7 2021 3 Tevet 5782