In recognition of the commitment, dedication, and years of service of our lay leaders past and present, I am honored to step into the position of Treasurer this year.
I moved to San Francisco in 2013 from New York City, where I was an active member of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah (CBST) for ten years, serving on the Middle East and Me Committee, the Retreat Planning Committee, and singing in the CBST Community Chorus. One of the highlights of my years at CBST was my first trip to Israel, a congregational trip in summer 2016 to participate in World Pride in Jerusalem. There, we met up, studied, and celebrated with a CSZ contingent including Karen Schiller and Marc Lipschutz.
I have been a member of Sha’ar Zahav for five years and have participated on occasion as a service co-leader and on the Ritual Committee. I sing with Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, and currently serve on their Board as Fundraising Chair. I have also served as Board Member and Treasurer of Discovery Community and the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area.
The bulk of my professional career has been spent running education and community engagement programs for performing arts organizations including San Francisco Opera Guild here, and back east for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Long Island, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. I changed course a few years ago to work in resource development, first at City College of San Francisco and then at The Contemporary Jewish Museum. I began a new job this past January as Institutional Giving Manager at Glide.
In my spare time I like to cook, bake, bike, read, write, play competitive bridge, and sleep.
The last place you could expect to find me… is at Levi’s Stadium or the Levi’s Store; nothing against Levi’s but I don’t like football and only shop at discount stores (and Goodwill).