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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

GORDON GLadSTONE

Executive Director
ggladstone@kolshofar.org

DENICE ASAZAWA

Accounts + Bookkeeper
dasazawa@kolshofar.org

KATHERINE BARBONI

The Grove Preschool Director
kbarboni@kolshofar.org

Rachel Berman

Director of Family Engagement
rberman@kolshofar.org

NINA CRONER

Operations Manager
ncroner@kolshofar.org

Hannah Dworkin

Development Director
hdworkin@kolshofar.org

Jonathan Emanuel

Education Director
jemanuel@kolshofar.org

KIRK KIM

Facilities + Maintenance
kkim@kolshofar.org

JACK KLASSEN

Maintenance Staff
kkim@kolshofar.org

ROBIN KOFFMAN

Membership Manager
membership@kolshofar.org

PAM LOUIE

Controller
plouie@kolshofar.org

 

LYLA WEINSTEIN

Communications Manager
communications@kolshofar.org

The Board

DANIEL AMIR (he/him): PRESIDENT

ANTHONY VIDERGAUZ (he/him): VICE-PRESIDENT

BERNARD FRIED (he/him): TREASURER

AMY GELFAND (she/her): SECRETARY

LYSSA FRIEDMAN (she/her): IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

MARION BANK (she/her)

KERRY BARLAS (she/her)

GREG BERGUIG (he/him)

DARYOUSH DAVIDI (he/him)

NANCY DIAMOND (she/her) 

ARI GREEN (he/him)

STEVEN GREEN (he/him)

JEFFREY HALBRECHT (he/him)

DANA HYMAN (she/her)

GREG NEICHIN (he/him)

JORDAN SALBERG (he/him)

BETH SCHECTER (she/her)

JENNIFER SMORGON (she/her)

 

Congregation Kol Shofar is a beneficiary of the

San Francisco Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

Sat, July 20 2024 14 Tammuz 5784