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. Linda is a Clinical Professor on the volunteer faculty of the UCSF School of Pharmacy and has held leadership positions for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living, and Safeway Corporate Pharmacy, among others.
Linda has received national and international recognition for her pharmacy research and media endeavors, including the UCSF Campaign Alumni Award for her ground breaking work as a media pharmacist. Linda is an accomplished producer, writer, host and spokesperson of numerous national TV, radio, print and internet health and pharmacy educational materials and campaigns for professionals and consumers of all ages. Linda is a member of Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco, where she has served as Shaliach Tzibur (lay service leader), Board Vice President and Ritual Chairperson.
Linda received a Master of Jewish Studies with an Emphasis on Music in Jewish Life. She will continue her studies at the Academy’s Rabbinical School, working towards rabbinic semicha. She is also a Cantorial Intern of the Cantors Assembly (CICA) and takes courses at AJRCA to satisfy her Hazzan requirements. Dr Bernstein hopes to creatively incorporate her training so that she may continue to serve Jewish communities throughout the Bay Area in a meaningful way.