A recognized and respected expert in the field of Jewish education, Rabbi Yehoshua “Shuki” Gabbai has spent over two decades leading Jewish Day Schools both in Israel and the United States.
He worked for Bay Area Addiction and Recovery Treatment (BAART) as a Methadone Counselor in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco and also trained as an inter-faith chaplain in a joint Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at Stanford University Medical Center and the VA Palo Alto Hospital.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, David Baron also received a Masters degree in Computer Science from that same institution.
She has worked her entire adult life in Jewish education and in a variety of organizations within the Jewish community as a teacher, educational director and head of school. This is her passion and her calling.
San Francisco native and graduate of UCLA, American Jewish University (MAEd). Mom of two great teenagers. Cantorial work in Los Angeles since 1995.
Long active in Houston’s Congregation Brith Shalom, she served as the synagogue’s Shabbat service leader, choir president, and cantorial soloist.
Holding an undergraduate degree in Opera and a Master’s degree in Music with an emphasis on vocal performance, both from Russia’s prestigious Kazan State Conservatory, Alexander Berkovich embarked on a very successful operatic career in Russia and Europe. As an opera soloist (bass-baritone), his repertoire included many leading roles in Italian, French, and Russian operas. Following in…
A graduate of California State University Northridge with a BA in Religious Studies, Seth Ettinger’s love of music and commitment to serve the Jewish community are long-standing.
Wendy Bat-Sarah’s impressive professional experience reflects her passion for both, as well as her ability to seamlessly incorporate one into the other.
During the past two years she was a High Holy Days Cantorial Soloist/Shlichat Tziburah at Congregation Am Ha Yam in Ventura. In 2014, Mitzi released her first CD, entitled “Remember Who You Are: Songs of the Spirit”. Upon graduation, Mitzi Schwarz will continue to work for Skirball Hospice as a Chaplain/Spiritual Counselor.
Upon graduation, Mitzi Schwarz will continue to work for Skirball Hospice as a Chaplain/Spiritual Counselor.