Avi Allen, Executive Director , ext. 111


Naomi Kurland, Executive Director for Member Services, ext. 117


Naomi Kurland has worked at Agudas Achim since moving to Columbus in July 2007. Naomi was born and raised in Chicago, where she received her B.A. in Sociology from Roosevelt University. She has worked in Jewish education for 25 years.

Naomi resides in Reynoldsburg with her husband Ruvane, son Lyric, and daughter, Aria.

Nancy Louer McCormack, Programming & Engagement Coordinator


Nancy joined the staff of Agudas Achim in September 2019, and has worked in Jewish institutions since 2012. She holds a B.F.A from Ohio State, and an M.A. from Savannah College of Art and Design. Nancy lives in Bexley with her husband, Ian, and their collective zoo of children; Gidon Zev, Le'ah Rose, & Paxon the Daniel. She can often be found narrating her day through off-tune song.

Bob Sweeney, Bookkeeper, ext. 113


Robert Sweeney joined the staff of Congregation Agudas Achim in March of 2014.  A Bexley Ohio resident for 30 years, he received his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. Robert and his wife Lucinda enjoy the warm and friendly community of Bexley, and spending as much time as they can with their grandchildren.

Thax Winston, Building Maintenance Manager


I take pride in working at Agudas Achim, and also take pride in assisting our congregants. I'm always willing to lend a helping hand to the congregants both inside and outside of the shul.

Kelly Armstrong, Facilities Maintenance Associate

Arguably the strongest person on the Agudas Achim Staff, though Nancy is catching up. Has a nice calendar collection.