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 Karen Martin, Executive Director

Karen Martin grew up in Wyoming, OH and comes to  K.K. Bene Israel - Rockdale Temple after working for most of  a decade in Chicago, most recently for the Jewish  Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, as Assistant Director of Metro Chicago Hillel. In that role, she was second in command of a multi-campus Hillel, responsible for seven campus programs. Karen also has experience working in several synagogues in the Chicago area, as well as Miami University Hillel. A graduate of Kenyon College, Karen has a Master of Arts in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, and a Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies from the Spertus Institute of Learning and Leadership. Karen moved back to Cincinnati with her husband Stewart, their son Sam, and Charlie, their dog. She's a novice guitar player, singer, and possibly the world's slowest marathon runner.


Emily McOsker, Congregational Engagement Professional

Emily McOsker grew up in Cincinnati (though she doesn’t claim it as her hometown). She grew up active in synagogue life participating in NFTY and eventually becoming a BBYO advisor. After leaving the University of Cincinnati and graduating from and getting licensed she was a Massage Therapist for 6 years before trying her hand at property management on the west side of town. Having grown up active and maintaining her love of the Jewish Community she is happy to be back in the middle of it all. When not working Emily can be found talking back to her cat, cooking, reading or with family and friends.


Aaron Guldenschuh, Events and Facilities Coordinator

Aaron joined Rockdale Temple in November 2018. Originally from North Carolina, Aaron moved to Cincinnati after living in Louisville, KY for 14 years. In Louisville, Aaron worked for several social services organizations, the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and for the largest Jewish congregation in Kentucky, the Temple--Congregation Adath Israel Brith Sholom. Aaron earned a BA in Religious Studies from St. Andrews University in North Carolina, and an MA in Religious Thought (Hebrew Biblical theology) from Louisville Seminary in Kentucky. Aaron enjoys landscaping, baking, travel, and museums.

Sean O'Brien, Accountant

Sean joined the Rockdale staff as our Accountant in  July 2005. He has more than 20 years of non-profit accounting experience in small and medium-sized non-profit organizations. Sean received a BS in accounting from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!). During his childhood, Sean lived in Australia for four years. In his free time, he likes to hike, bike, do yoga, and travel.

Paige Adkins, Executive Assistant

Paige became our Executive Assistant in March 2019. She is a graduate of the School for Creative and Performing Arts, born and raised in the Greater Cincinnati Area. She has a background in music, creative writing and design. During her free time, Paige enjoys reading, writing, listening and creating music, comic books and spending time with her adorable dog, Bella (and family occasionally). 

 Patty Kaufman, Office & Communications Coordinator

Patty has been our Office & Communications Coordinator since December 2015. Prior to coming to Rockdale, she worked for a church for nine years. She has a background in information systems and marketing. Patty is happily married with two children. She does a lot of volunteer work and outreach projects for schools and churches. In her free time, Patty enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, cheering on the FC Cincinnati team, and attending her kids' sporting events.

Scott Larsen, Building & Grounds Associate

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Scott is happy to be returning to the Midwest from a whirlwind year in Israel with his wife Caitlin Brazner, a second-year rabbinical/education student at HUC-JIR. Scott has a history of operations and customer service work that has taken him from Shake Shack to Target to URJ Camp Harlam in the Poconos. Scott is excited to put down roots in Cincinnati (and even adopt a furry friend soon!) after spending time in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and rural Pennsylvania. 

Warren Raglin, Building & Grounds Associate

Warren Raglin grew up in Woodlawn, Ohio and was a star athlete in track at Princeton High School. Warren has a degree in criminal justice and is proficient in playing drums and piano. Warren brings his experience in retail management to his work at Rockdale Temple and has a saavy for organizing and creating efficiency in work spaces. Warren and his wife Asha have four beautiful and loving children. A lover of sports, Warren cheers for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cincinnati’s hometown teams. Cincinnati Proud! Go Bengals! Go Reds! 

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