Education has been Randy’s “Happy Place”, both as a student and teacher. He received a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside, a BS in Theology at Samaritan College, and an MA in Education, Special Education Option at California State University, San Bernardino.
Ari Einhorn received her BA with honors with a double major in Philosophy and Relgious Studies from Flagler College in St/ Augustine, Florida. She also holds a graduate Certificate in Theological Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Ari graduated Magna Cum Laude in 20013 with a Master of Library and Information Science from San Joe State University in San Jose, California.
Adam Kinsey received his equivalency certificate and dropped out of high school in 1982. After being a restaurant worker, musician, political activist and writer, he attended New College of California, studying with Maria Espinosa, David Meltzer and others. Adam received his bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities (creative Writing emphasis).
Judy received her BS in Psychology from UCLA, followed by a Master’s from USC in Special Education, with honors. She worked as an early intervention specialist at USC’s John Tracy Clinic, serving hearing-impaired infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents. She also served as an adjunct associate professor at USC’s Graduate Program in Special Education.
Ian Perry graduated from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Literature, emphasis in Creative Writing. As an undergraduate, his poetry was published in the student publication Into The Teeth of The Wind.
Chaplain Dina Kuperstock graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a BA in American Culture, and minors in Film/Media and Anthropology. Prior to pursuing chaplaincy, Dina was an agent in the Media Finance Department at Creative Artists Agency, one of the world’s largest entertainment agencies. She managed the company’s film sales business, licensing…
Meagan Leigh Yudell knew at a very young age that she wanted to serve those in need of emotional and spiritual support. It was the diagnosis at age fifteen with a rare congenital brain disease -Arnold Chiari Malformation 1 – that helped bring Meagan’s life mission into clear focus. During subsequent years of treatment, Meagan realized that her life’s work would be to become a hospital Chaplain.
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.
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.
Michael has pioneered the use of the mythopoetic intervention strategy for use in traumatized veteran and first-responder populations. His thesis for the Academy for Jewish Religion California is entitled “Jewish Mythopoetics: An Archetypal Examination of Four Jewish Stories with Emphasis on Masculine Initiation.”