Michal, a proud Israeli, Irish, British Lepracohen, graduated with a BA in Education from Te Hergana Waka, Victoria University, New Zealand, and an MBA in International Education Leadership, with an emphasis in Jewish education, from the University of Hull, United Kingdom. Recipient of the education programs worldwide.
Cynthia Jane Minster graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Peace & Justice Studies. Her career took her from a public health consultancy firm to labor union organizing, to marketing, to software development. While working in advertising, she met the creative director who made it possible for her to pursue her dreams: her husband, Chung-Mau Cheng.
Joey Angel-Field received his bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from California State University at Long Beach, culminating a lifelong interest in interfaith dialogue. He has worked in an environmental non-profit, taught English for a year in South Korea, managed shipping and retail at a small business camping store, and has most recently worked as a community organizer.
Cantor Samuel B. Radwine graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A. in Instumetal Music Education and wen on to teach within the Bethany, Illinois public school system. Sam left Illinois for New York City, where he studied at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music and was ordained as a cantor in 1981.
Amiel Monson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a BA in Comparative Religion and a certificate in Jewish Studies. He went on to achieve three Masters Degrees from Gratz College in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania – in Jewish Education, Jewish Communal Service , and Jewish Studies.
Deborah Lynn Lewis graduated from Gratz College with a BA in Jewish Studies. She is a member of Congregation Bnai Brith (CBB) in Santa Barbara and credits her congregation for instilling within her a great love of Judaism and the Jewish people.
Jamie Hyams received her BA in History from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and her BFA in Textile History from California College for the Arts in Oakland, California. She lived in Israel for three years and studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Chaplain Adam B. Ruditsky, BCC holds a degree in Composing and Arranging from Dick Grove School of Music in LA (1982), and attended two Christian liberal arts schools, receiving a BA in Religion (MBI, Chicago, 1994) and an MA in Intertestamental/New Testament Studies (ATS New York, 2006).
Rabbi Cantor Marcelo Gindlin has published several scholarly papers in the field of music therapy and has presented at international conferences and seminars.
Rabbi Arthur Stern is the rabbi and spiritual leader of Temple Israel. He earned an MBA and a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology, a Doctorate in Psychology, as well as a master’s degree in Rabbinic Studies.