Dr. Linda Bernstein attended UC Berkeley for pre-pharmacy coursework and went on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is a licensed pharmacist, and serves as Founder and President of Vita Media Corporation, a medical communications company
Donna Shapiro earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Sanford University in 1986, graduating with honors and Distinction. She attended Harvard Law School from 1986 to 1987, and earned her Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School in 1989.
Reed is a hospice chaplain, educator and bodyworker. They received their Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Brandeis University in Women’s and Gender Studies. Reed received high honors for their undergraduate thesis entitled From Margin to Off-Center: Queer Women Rabbis from 1976 to 2008.
Jonah Herbert Sanderson, who received his Masters in Jewish Studies from the AJRCA, is a Professional Chaplain with the National Association of Jewish Chaplains.
Revital is a stained-glass Judaic artist-cum-scholar and educator. She started her teaching career in the Israeli Defense Force, where she was one of the first women artillery officers. After receiving her BA in Architecture from the Technion in Haifa, she traveled around the world, eventually settling in Los Angeles, where she practiced as a certified public accountant (CPA) licensed to audit in California.
Bryce Emily Megdal was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She attended a Jewish day school from first through eighth grade, where she developed a lifelong passion for Judaism and the Hebrew language. She began her singing journey in fourth grade, when she joined the Tucson Jewish Youth Choir in its first year.
Sue Issler received her BA in Liberal Studies from California State University Northridge as well as her Bilingual Elementary School Teacher’s Credential. For ten years Sue taught first through sixth grade at Roscoe Elementary School in Sun Valley. When her second son was born, Sue retired from teaching and became a full time mother.
Baby Naming Ceremonies
Chevra Kaddisha/Post-Death Ritual
Funerals, Memorial Services & Unveilings