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Our Staff

Kehilat HaNahar has a small team of dedicated employees, from our rabbi and education director to our office administrator and bookkeeper.

Led by our Rabbi, Kehilat HaNahar hires only the best and brightest talent to deliver the highest quality service to our members. Our staff, which we consider "a family," is committed to excellence.  In addition to Rabbi Diana and Education Director Rabbi Jonah Rank, our professional staff includes Joe Lewin, Office Administrator, and Lina Avalone, Bookkeeper.

Joe Lewin has been the Office Administrator at Kehilat HaNahar since September 2016. Prior to coming to KHN Joe served as the temporary office manager at Congregation Beth El in Yardley, where his wife is the Education and Youth Director. He also worked as an interim office manager at Adath Israel Congregation in Lawrenceville, NJ.

Prior to entering synagogue office management he spent nearly two decades as a sports reporter, copy editor, and page designer at The TImes of Trenton. He started at The TImes during his junior year of college at Trenton State College where he earned a BA in English/Journalism.

He currently lives in Lawrenceville with his wife, son, and cat. Having grown up in north Jersey, he is a Yankees and Giants fan, but his son chooses to root for the Phillies and Eagles. Joe is also a Bruce Springsteen fanatic, having attended over 100 Springsteen concerts. His tastes lean toward Americana/folk as other favorites include Josh Ritter, Slaid Cleaves, Rod Picott, Dan Bern, The Blasters and Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers; but he also likes classic rock, especially Bob Dylan, John Fogerty (CCR), The Kinks, Billy Joel and Elton John.

 Lina Avallone has been the bookkeeper at KHN for the last five years. She runs her own bookkeeping business. She is responsible for tracking all accounts payable and receivable for the shul.






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