TEMPLE EMANU-EL’s board of directors has announced that RABBI BATSHEVA APPEL will continue as the congregation’s sole rabbi. Her title will be “rabbi” rather than “rabbi educator,” and she will provide oversight of the Kurn Religious School and the Jewish Lifelong Learning program (formerly the Adult Education Academy), rather than direct supervision. Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg will assist Appel with meeting the congregation’s pastoral and spiritual needs.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL has named ABBY LIMMER, PH.D., religious school director. She was previously the religious school coordinator. Limmer received her B.A. in anthropology from the College of William and Mary and received her doctorate in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona. She has been an adjunct Hebrew instructor and lecturer at the University of Arizona since 2007 and has taught Hebrew at ASU’s Critical Languages Institute since 2014.