Bernstein, MJS Linda (AJRCA 2021)

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

Shapiro, MJS Donna (AJRCA 2020)

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.

Kolber, MJS Chaplain Reed (AJRCA 2020)

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. 

Goldreich, MJS Revital Somekh (AJRCA 2019)

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.

Megdal, Cantor Bryce Emily (AJRCA 2015 & 2019)

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.

Issler, MJS Suzanne (AJRCA 2018)

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.