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CLERGY

 

Rabbi Paul Steinberg

A nationally recognized transformational spiritual leader and educator, a lively teacher and storyteller, Rabbi Paul Steinberg is dedicated to building Jewish community by nurturing personal relationships, cultivating Jewish values through life-long learning, and engaging congregants in life-affirming, joyful expression.

Prior to arriving at Kol Shofar, Rabbi Steinberg served as the Rabbi and Director of Jewish Studies at Levine Academy: A Solomon Schechter School in Dallas, Texas; Senior Educator and Associate Rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California; and Community Rabbi of Beit T’Shuvah in Los Angeles.  While in these positions, he served on local and national boards and taught Jewish philosophy in the Graduate School of Education at American Jewish University.

Email: psteinberg@kolshofar.org
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Cantor Naomi Weiss

Born in the Bay Area, Cantor Naomi Weiss joined the Kol Shofar community most recently from Chicago, where she served as the Ritual Director of Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago and Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook. She worked previously as a freelance cantor and b’nei mitzvah tutor around the Chicagoland area at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, Anshe Emet, Chicago Sinai, and Temple Sholom. She was given the title of “Hazzan” in November 2022 after completing the Cantors Assembly Internship Program under the loving mentorship of Hazzanim Alberto Mizrahi and Sarah Alexander.

Cantor Naomi is passionate about making the B’nei Mitzvah experience positive, challenging, and rewarding for our children, and creating community in all areas of synagogue life. She easily connects with multiple demographics and generations. A bat mitzvah parent dubbed her "The Tween Whisperer," and she has been described by a minyan regular as having a "wonderful mixture of piety and levity."

Email: nweiss@kolshofar.org
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The STAFF

KAIA BURKETT

Executive Director
kburkett@kolshofar.org

DENICE ASAZAWA

Accounts + Bookkeeper
dasazawa@kolshofar.org

KATHERINE BARBONI

The Grove Preschool Director
kbarboni@kolshofar.org

DAWN CASTELLI

Communications + Ritual
dcastelli@kolshofar.org

ROBIN KOFFMAN

Membership Manager
membership@kolshofar.org

PAM LOUIE

Controller
plouie@kolshofar.org

CARLA NAYLOR

Education + Youth Manager cnaylor@kolshofar.org

ALBERTO DE LA ROSA

Chef/Kitchen + Maintenance
kkim@kolshofar.org

KIRK KIM

Facilities + Maintenance
kkim@kolshofar.org

JACK KLASSEN

Maintenance Staff
kkim@kolshofar.org

JOHN MASON

Maintenance Staff
kkim@kolshofar.org

The Board

LYSSA FRIEDMAN (she/her): PRESIDENT

DANIEL AMIR (he/him): VICE-PRESIDENT

TEVEIA BARNES (she/her): TREASURER

RANDI LACHTER (she/her): SECRETARY

KERRY BARLAS (she/her)

KIRA BEER (she/her)

GREG BERGUIG (he/him)

DARYOUSH DAVIDI (he/him)

NANCY DIAMOND (she/her) 

BERNARD FRIED (he/him)

AMY GELFAND (she/her)

ARI GREEN (he/him)

VIDA HARBAND (she/her)

DANA HYMAN (she/her)

MIKE LEMBERG (he/him)

BETH SCHECTER (she/her)

ANTHONY VIDERGAUZ (he/him)

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Shevat 5783