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Meet Our Staff

Ken Kahn
Executive Director
Born and raised in the Midwest, Ken grew up enjoying a strong conservative Jewish background.  As a young adult he was active in BBYO, USY and attended Camp Moshava. Later while attending college, he spent one summer at camp Herzl where he was the Rosh Tefilah.  In his adult years his passion for Judaism kept him active and involved with fundraising for multiple organizations.
Joshua Ackman
Education Director

Joshua Ackman M.A.J.E. is thrilled to be joining the Rodeph Sholom family as the new Education Director! Joshua has a Master's Degree in Jewish Education from the Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University (formerly Baltimore Hebrew University), a Graduate Certificate in Experiential Israel Education from George Washington University, and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Central Florida (CHARGE ON!). As a youth, he was a member of USY and BBYO, having also worked for both as well as a former Summer Camp Director. He is looking forward to bringing his experiences and creating meaningful Jewish experiences for all our synagogue families! Joshua joins us with his wife, Christine, and his rainbow baby, Yael, who was born in October 2020.

Maci Morse
Youth Director


Maci Morse came to Tampa in August, 2020 from Jacksonville, Florida, where she worked as an advocate for middle school families in a lower socioeconomic part of town for Jewish Family and Community Services. Maci earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Florida State University in Social Work. Between achieving these degrees, Maci worked as a gun violence prevention advocate in Miami Beach. She also has several years of experience as an Assistant Teacher in Jewish preschools, as well as a religious school teacher. Maci grew up in Kadima and USY, participating on various boards, and then staffing events and conventions as an adult. She is excited to be able to join Rodeph Sholom to help the current youth have amazing Jewish experiences like she did growing up.
Jennifer Richardson
Administrative Assistant
Jennifer lives in Safety Harbor with her husband, Marty. She has two children, Christopher and Lucy. 
Miguel Espinal
Miguel joined the staff at Rodeph Sholom 5 years ago and keeps the synagogue orderly and in functional condition.  He has lived in Tampa for over 20 years with his wife, daughter, son and one grandson.
Brian Thompson
Brian works as a bathymetric surveyor full time and keeps the synagogue orderly and in functional condition on the weekends.  He was born in York, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Tampa, Florida.  His favorite sport is boxing. He enjoys watching, studying and putting his gloves on and working out himself.  He has a grown son and daughter.
Bernice Wolf
Staff Volunteer
Bernice has been a member of Rodeph Sholom since 1969.  Bernice was the first female president of Congregation Rodeph Sholom.  She has been a valuable volunteer for over 20 years. Prior to her retirement, Bernice worked in county government for 21 years. 
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