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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. Please note that while we are working remotely, 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 cellphone. 

Administrative Team

Executive Director 
Eric Nicastro | ext. 202

Director of Community Relations
Jessica Biber | ext. 257

Assistant Executive Director/Community Programming Manager
Andrea Jaffe ext. 242

Creative Director
Herschel Bleefeld | ext. 209

Marina Reznik | ext. 256

Staff Accountant 
Natalia Reznik | ext. 204

Facilities Director
Patrick Miller | ext. 201


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

Adminstrative Assistant
Debra Peterkofsky | ext. 244


Educational Team

Early Childhood Center
Direct Line: 818.766.6379

ECC & Adat+ Director
Ori Zadok | ext. 230

ECC & Adat+ Assistant Director
Julie Dubron | ext. 208

Jewish Learning Community

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

Assistant Director of Youth Engagement
Sara Marcus | ext. 207

Mon, August 15 2022 18 Av 5782