Heather Gottlieb has been working at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El since 2005. Originally from upstate New York, she holds a Business Degree from the State University of New York at Oneonta. Over the past 18 years, Heather has actively contributed to our Temple Community, serving in various positions and committees, including the Gala, Open House, Purim Carnival, Challah Bake, Run with the Rabbi, and numerous fundraising events. She initiated our Temple’s first Momentum Trip and led two additional trips.
Heather began as a teacher in our Early Childhood program and later transitioned into a full-time Bookkeeper position. Her most recent role was Associate Director of Admissions and Membership and now we are excited for her to start her new position as The Director of Programming, Outreach and Communication. Heather’s relationships within the community combined with her innate love of event planning make this the perfect role for her.
Heather and her husband Danny live in Cooper City, Florida. They have two children, Alexa and Spencer, who both started in our Early Childhood Program and continued through our Temple Day School. Both of them had their Bar and Bat Mitzvah services at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El and remained active in our Temple’s Youth Group, continuing their Judaic Studies through High School. Currently, both are attending the University of Florida.
Apart from her professional life, Heather enjoys running, cooking, spending time at the beach, and cherishing moments with her family, including her adorable Golden Doodle, Roxie.
She feels blessed to work with an amazing staff and administrators who have become her second family.