New Board Members

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Adam Abrams

Adam graduated from Mayfield High School and then attended Ohio State University and Cleveland State University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Accounting.  He is a Certified Kitchen Designer and President of Designer Cabinets, Granite & Tile located in Bedford Heights. Adam told us that his number one hobby is his family, he is a lifetime Browns and Indians fan (with much heartbreak) and he loves technology, TV and movies.

Adam told us that after attending the first Friday night service at TEE in the new building they felt at home and quickly signed up.  They immediately felt part of the family/community. Always looking for new and interesting challenges, Adam jumped at the honor of serving as a Board of Trustee.  He is excited to have a more active role in the daily running operations and decisions of TEE.

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Jeffrey Brooks

Jeff earned his BSBA from Miami University followed by his JD from Cleveland Marshall Law School. Jeff works as both a CPA and attorney at law. His hobbies and interests including spending time with his grandchildren and playing cards. Jeff was married by Rabbi Green. And he and his wife appreciate what Rabbi Denker and Rabbi Roberts have done for our family. Jeff has served as both President and Treasurer of his previous congregation and feels that he can bring some of hi past experiences and financial background to help TEE stay afloat and move ahead.


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Darcy Hershey

Darcy graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Design. She became an Interior Designer and worked for 10 years at an Architectural Firm downtown up until 3 years ago. Now, she is a stay at home Mom, and consults in Graphic Design and Photography. Darcy is always doing something creative  with a passion for Lifestyle Photography of kids and families, as well as Graphic Design of Invitations, Save the Dates, Flyers, Logo Design, as well as party planning. As a young married couple, Darcy attended many services and events at TEE, the more they came, the more they were feeling as part of this Synagogue’s Family. Through their personal experiences with the Preschool, Bris/Baby Naming Ceremonies, High Holidays, Fundraisers, Tot Shabbats, Committees, as well as establishing so many friendships here, Darcy look forward to passing on my energy and love for this Congregation – to her children and others for many years into the future.


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Art graduated from Ohio University with the degree of Science in Commerce. He practiced as a CPA in public accounting for half his career and as a financial executive for three different publically owned property-casualty insurance companies for the other half. Art’s hobbies include photography, classical music, Broadway musicals, volunteering for TEE and Community Partnership on Aging, and babysitting for grandchildren. Art and his wife I wanted a reformed Jewish experience and a good friend suggested TEE. They like the warm feeling of the congregation and the Rabbi and are excited about the new Cantor.  Art joined the Budget and Finance committee and serving on that committee for several months in somewhat of a leadership position. With his new found knowledge of the financial affairs of TEE, he felt that he could utilize  his business experience to help in the areas of accounting and general business.

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David Ostro

David earned his Bachelor’s degree from Miami University, and MBA from The Weatherhead School of Management of CWRU. He began his career as a CPA at Ernst & Young, and is presently the Assistant Treasurer of Parker Hannifin Corporation. His off-time is devoted to family. He enjoys traveling, reading, especially history, politics and biographies, and is an avid follower of Cleveland sports. David and his wife joined TEE when they were married 30 years ago. The congregation has always had a warmth and feeling of inclusion that has been appealing to their family. He joined the Board of Trustees having just completed fourteen years as a member of the Beachwood Board of Education, an experience that he is confident will serve me well in playing a positive role in helping to guide the well-being of TEE.


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Jennifer Walinsky

Jenny attended University of Michigan as an undergraduate and continued on to earn her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Illinois Institute of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Tech in Chicago.  She is in private practice in Beachwood with a focus on comprehensive psychological assessments. Jenny loves to be active and exercise including yoga, running, hiking, walking and more. She loves to travel and wishes there were more opportunities to do so. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends. Jenny’s great-grandparents were founding members of TEE. She was consecrated by Rabbi Green and married by Rabbi Roberts. Joining the Board felt like an opportunity to give back to TEE and ensure its healthy growth.