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Congregation Agudath Achim

Savannah Georgia's Conservative Synagogue

9 Lee Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: 912-352-4737
Email: agudatha@aol.com

Our Professional Staff

 

Rabbi Steven Henkin

Rabbi Steven Henkin is thrilled to having joined Congregation Agudath Achim.  A native of the Chicago suburbs (and lifelong Chicago sports fan), Rabbi Henkin received his B.A. in Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, and Psychology from the University of Minnesota before moving to Atlanta, where he earned his M.A. in Jewish Studies from Emory University and worked in the religious school at Ahavath Achim Synagogue.  He later moved to Los Angeles to attend the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, where he received his rabbinic ordination and M.A. in Rabbinic Studies in 2014.  Before coming to Savannah, Rabbi Henkin served as the Director of Congregational Learning at Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Potomac, Maryland.  Rabbi Henkin brings with him a passion for building Jewish community, education both of children and adults, and making Judaism meaningful and relevant to the daily life of 21st Century Jews, along with a love of reading, music, TV crime shows, yoga, sports, and being outdoors.  He is excited to share his adventures with his wife, Orly, and his children, Dinah and Noah.

Email Rabbi Henkin at rabbihenkin@gmail.com.

Our Executive Director  – Motti Locker

Motti came to us from Jerusalem, Israel, where he was born and raised.  He holds a masters degree in Jewish Philosophy and Jewish Education.  Motti has been an educator for many years in the Malitz Institute, WUJS, Amit and the Jewish Agency for Israel.  Before coming to Savannah he was the director of the adult division of the Bronfman Center and the Director of “Project Areivim”.  He has been our Executive Director since 2005 and is overseeing our administration, development and programs.  He is married to Eva and they have three children, Tomer, Uri and Shani. He loves reading, studying the Torah and socializing with his friends and family.

Email Motti at mottilocker@aol.com.

 

Administrative Assistant and Publications Editor – Juliana G. Bland

Juliana G. Bland

Juliana was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  She began working at Agudath Achim in 2010 managing our front office.  She publishes our Hayom, E-News, bulletins, and flyers. She maintains our yahrzeits and handles our phone calls.  Juliana cares for her mother and is also very active in her church as the music director.  She likes spending time with her children and grandchildren and she loves to sing!

Email Juliana at agudatha@aol.com or jbezzle64@aol.com.

 

Financial Coordinator – Laura Evans

Laura grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and Blackshear, Georgia,  She received her BBA from Georgia Southern University.  After working as a computer programmer for 25 years, with Chatham County government and with FedEx in Memphis, she started a new career in bookkeeping.  Savannah kept calling her, and she finally left Memphis to return to her favorite city.  Laura enjoys reading, crocheting, and baking.

Email Laura at agudatha@aol.com.

 

Maintenance Worker – Minge Bolden

Minge was born and raised in Alabama.  He has been working at Agudath Achim since the late 90’s.  He is in charge of all building maintenance and makes sure that our building stays clean and tidy.  He loves fishing and spending time with his family.