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Melody Torrens


Melody Torrens has been a member of Beth David for over 25 years, serving as Chair of the Religious School Board, President of the Women's League and now as Executive Vice President...

Karen Coppa 

Executive Vice President

Born and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut (and Hall High School classmate of Rabbi Jacobs), I moved to Miami in 1992 to attend the University of Miami...

Iris Mizrahi, MSW

Executive Director

Iris Mizrahi, born and raised in Jerusalem, immigrated to Miami in 1990 as a teenager along with her family. A graduate of FIU where she earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology...

Gordon School Administration

Sandra Kopp, MS

Principal of Early Childhood Education & Kindergarten Liaison

Sandra Kopp is the Early Childhood (ECC) Director of the Gordon School and has been in the field of early childhood education for more than 26 years...


Miriam Rube

Day School Principal

Miriam Rube earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Guidance and Counseling. She is completing the final requirements for a doctorate in Instructional Leadership...

Logan McDowell, PhD, BCBA

Tikvah Center Director

Dr. Logan McDowell was born and raised in Miami, FL. She received her BA from Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, NY and her masters and doctoral degrees in Developmental Psychology from... 

Administrative Staff

Paula Arias, Executive Assistant (305) 854-3911, ext. 201
Stephanie Fresneda, Administrative Assistant (School) (305) 854-3282, ext. 237
Diana Garcia, Accountant (305) 854-3911, ext. 211
Farah, Reiz, Children Services Coordinator (305) 854-3911, ext. 206
Tsipporah Waterman, Executive Assistant (305) 854-3911, ext. 210 
Olga Zelzburg, Director of Congregational Education (305) 854-3911, ext. 207


Officers of the Congregation

Melody Torrens, President

Karen Coppa, Executive Vice President

Jennifer Dvorkin, Vice President

Martin Hershbein, Vice President

Floyd Krause, Vice President

Gabriela Mekler, Vice President

Michael Dvorkin, Treasurer

Todd Jerles, Asst. Treasurer

Michelle Merlin, Secretary

Rona Edelman, Asst. Secretary

David Scharlin, Community Liaison

Iris Fujita, Women’s League President

Mark Lefcourt, Brotherhood President

Board of Trustees

Jerry Coburn

Richard Emas

Samuel Gordon

Martin Hershbein

Sunny Hershbein

Jackie Traurig

Robert Traurig

Mon, May 27 2019 22 Iyyar 5779