Professional Staff

Please note, to reach a member of our professional staff, email is the best way to make initial contact. However, if a phone call is preferred, please call the main line at (310) 208-3081 to be transferred.

Executive Team


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Rabbi Aaron Lerner
Executive Director
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair

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Rabbi Toba Schaller
Director of Student Life & Simha and Sara Lainer Senior Jewish Educator

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David Berman
Chief Operating Officer

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Rachael Petru
Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

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Perla Karney
Artistic Director, The Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts

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Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller
Director Emeritus
 

Student Life Team


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Rabbi Aryeh and Sharona Kaplan
Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus

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Tomer Reuven
Israel Fellow
 
 

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Micah Ackerman Hirsch
Program Coordinator
 

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Lucy Beckett
Springboard Ezra Jewish Education Fellow
 

Philanthropy Team


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Gisele Goldwater-Feldman
Director of Community Philanthropy
 

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Carrie Cook
Donor Services Associate
 

Facilities Team


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Adrian Villegas
Facilities Associate
 

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Jennifer Garcia
Hospitality Manager