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

Dan Gold
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair
Executive Director

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Rachael Petru
Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

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Rabbi Toba Img

Rabbi Toba Schaller
Director of Student Life & Senior Jewish Educator

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David Berman
Chief Operating Officer

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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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Lucy Beckett
Springboard Ezra Jewish Education Fellow


Rabbi Aryeh and Sharona Kaplan
Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus

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Sophie Lerer
Program Manager

Philanthropy Team

Gisele Goldwater-Feldman

Gisele Goldwater-Feldman
Director of Community Philanthropy


Carrie Cook
Donor Services Associate

Facilities Team


Adrian Villegas
Facilities Manager

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Jennifer Garcia
Hospitality Manager


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