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Stacey Hudson

 
Stacey HudsonStacey Hudson is a life-long St. Louisan who grew up in Olivette and lives in University City with her husband, Repps. Stacey’s family includes her stepdaughter, Nicola, who lives with her husband and two children in Dallas; Eliana, a community organizer in Kansas City, and Daniel, who lives in St. Louis who makes personal protective equipment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Repps retired from his career in journalism and teaches journalism and international studies at area universities.
Stacey spent most of her career in commercial real estate as an interior designer and project manager. She brings her experience as a project manager and synagogue board member to the position of Executive Director.

Nancy Greene

Executive AssistantNancy Greene

I have worked at Kol Rinah and for Shaare Zedek for 11-1/2 years. I have been married for 44 years and have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.  My corporate life experiences before Kol Rinah include over 30 years in the banking, insurance, accounting and law industries.  The experience I have gained at Kol Rinah has been the most rewarding because of the staff and the congregants who are the lifeblood of this organization.

Karen KernKaren Kern

Karen is a native St. Louisan who helps lead Kol Rinah’s Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat service.  She has attended Song Leader Bootcamp for the past five years and has a degree in music education.  She is blessed with six awesome children; has been homeschooling since 2002; teaches PE at her homeschool co-op, and is co director of the North County Homeschool choir.  Karen is passionate about God, learning, music, family, exercise and healthy living, and living life to the fullest.

Meir Zimand

Director of Operations and FinanceMeir Zimand

Meir has spent his entire life in the Synagogue , being the sixth child of Rabbi Ephraim זצ״ל and Esther Zimand. Meir has been with BSKI, now Kol Rinah, for over 17 years. Meir is married to the former Rachel Oakes and has two grown boys.

 

Melissa Bellows

Youth and Family Program Coordinator
Melissa Bellows

My name is Melissa Bellows and I’m thrilled to be joining the Kol Rinah community as the Youth and Family Program Coordinator!
I am originally from Minneapolis, though I have lived in Chicago, Israel, and Cincinnati in the past decade! I received my Bachelor’s degree in theater from Drake University, and transferred my theatrical skills to the classroom to receive a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.
I have worked with all ages in the Jewish world, from young families, teens, and parents, and I am looking forward to bringing those experiences to Kol Rinah.
My husband, Adam, is the Assistant Rabbi at United Hebrew Congregation in Chesterfield, and we love being a part of the larger St Louis Jewish Community! We have 3 children, Max, Lila, and Jonah.
I look forward to getting to know this special community, and getting to form relationships with all of you. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with any thoughts, ideas, or concerns - or just to say hi!

Alec Russo

Alec RussoMy name is Alec Russo and I moved to St. Louis in December 2018 from Los Angeles to continue working with OUTFRONT Media. Growing up, I lived all over the United States, but I spent most of my childhood in Las Vegas and New Jersey. I was a member of USY in my teens in Las Vegas and continued to be involved with the Jewish community throughout college while volunteering with the Jewish National Fund.

Tue, September 22 2020 4 Tishrei 5781