Jennifer Mendelson

Phone: 216-831-3233 x109

Jennifer joined The Temple-Tifereth Israel staff in August 2019. Her return to Cleveland follows twenty years in Cincinnati where she worked most recently at the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion as Manager of Outreach, working with all departments on campus as well as the national administration. Jennifer coordinated campus outreach events, including museum openings, concerts, lectures, symposia, and collaborative and interfaith programming with outside agencies and organizations. She coordinated outreach efforts through electronic and social media in continuing collaboration with the College-Institute’s national administration, as well as local and regional agencies and institutions. She acted as events manager and partnered with the operations director on implementation of security procedures, maintenance requests, trainings and drills, and overall campus logistics. Before HUC-JIR, she worked in various non-profit organizations.

As Operations Director, Jennifer will be a key member of the administrative leadership and will oversee the smooth and efficient operations of The Temple. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to program operations, security, facilities management, outside events, and community partnerships. Jennifer supervises a facilities staff team, security officers, staff and volunteer receptionists, and works closely with the entire staff and clergy.

Jennifer lives in Shaker Heights with her dog “Frizbee” who is excited to finally have a yard of his own. She looks forward to getting reacquainted with the City of Cleveland again. She is a 1998 graduate of Case Western Reserve University and was appointed to the CWRU Alumni Association Board in 2018.