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A Historic Progressive Conservative Congregation in Valley Village, CA
A Dynamic Jewish Early Childhood Center Serving Children Ages 6 Weeks to Entering Pre-K
A Jewish Day School serving students in Grades TK-6
A Historic Progressive Conservative Congregation in Valley Village, CA

Professional Staff

You can reach any of our professional staff by emailing the links below or by calling: 818.766.9426 and entering their extension. If you leave a voicemail, your call will be returned within 24 hours. This excludes Shabbat and Sundays. If you need immediate assistance please dial the Executive Director's extension and it will forward directly to his cell phone. 

Administrative Team

Executive Director 
Eric Nicastro | ext. 202

Assistant Executive Director
Jessica Biber | ext. 257

Marina Reznik | ext. 256

Staff Accountant 
Natalia Reznik | ext. 204

Facilities Director
Patrick Miller | ext. 201

Events Coordinator and Administrative Assistant
Candice Ray | ext. 209

Membership and Administrative Assistant
Cady Belkin | ext. 245

Diana Alvillo OHanlon | ext. 203

Clergy Department

Senior Rabbi
Brian Schuldenfrei | ext. 224

Leslie Alexander | ext. 229

Judy Dubin Aranoff | ext. 253

Assistant to the Cantor
Rachel Freed | ext. 222

Administrative Assistant
Debra Peterkofsky | ext. 244


Educational Team

Early Childhood Center
ECC Director
Chana Blugrind| ext. 230

Co-Assistant ECC Director
Mandy Pankowski | ext. 208

Co-Assistant ECC Director
Shelby Fine | ext. 231

Administrative Assistant
Theresa Smith| ext. 232

Jewish Learning Community

Director of Youth Engagement
Rabbi Emily JK Holtzman | ext. 241

Assistant Director of Youth Engagement
Sara Marcus | ext. 207


Adat+ Director
Rachel De La Cruz | ext.200

Sun, May 19 2024 11 Iyyar 5784