Rodef Sholom: A Reform Jewish Congregation in Marin County, California

Kol Yisrael arevim ba’zeh/All Jews are responsible for one another.
Congregation Rodef Sholom stands as one with Israel
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Michael Kamler - Executive Director
Melissa Armoza - Director of Development
Moji Javid - Director of Synagogue Engagement
Meredith Parnell - Director of Marketing and Communications

Hagar Ben -Eliezer - Executive Assistant to Senior Clergy
Brandon Brown - Youth Director
Robin Foster - Educational Office Manager
Sofie Goldstein -  B'nai Mitzvah Coordinator and Assistant to Cantor David Margules
Molly Hirschfeld - Coordinator for Synagogue Enagement & Development

Deanna Sumski - Assistant to the Executive Director and Facilities Coordinator
Charles Weinstein - Accountant

Michael Kamler - Executive Director
Michael Kamler was born in San Francisco, a fourth generation native, and raised in San Rafael. Michael graduated from Stanford University. In 1981 he started working at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, and worked there for twenty years, the last nine years as Associate Director. Michael is married to Pat Shiu and together they have two daughters, Alexandra and Aviva.

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Melissa Kamins Armoza - Director of Development
Melissa Armoza was raised in Northern California.  She earned her BA at Brandeis University, and went to graduate school at Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where she received her Master's and advanced postgraduate degree in psychology.  Melissa lived in Jerusalem from 1997-2012, working as the Director of Communications and Development for Crossroads Jerusalem, a non-profit agency providing social services to at-risk youth in Israel.  Melissa returned to California in 2012, and is the mother of three girls, Noa, Lia, and Ella. Melissa joined Rodef Sholom in 2013.  

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Moji Javid - Director of Engagement
Moji Javid joined Rodef Sholom in 1997 as its first Program Director. She is a longtime Marin County resident and member of Rodef Sholom. Moji earned her bachelor's degree in Social Welfare from the University of California Berkeley. She was then the Youth Coordinator for the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center and Rodef Sholom and helped start the MAJYC Program. Later she earned her master's in Social Work and Jewish Communal Service in the double masters program at the University of Southern California and Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. Before returning to Rodef Sholom, she worked as the Youth and Family Services Director at the Westside JCC in Los Angeles.  She is the mother of Sophia, Jacob & Benjamin.

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Meredith Parnell - Director of Communications
Meredith Parnell joined Rodef Sholom in 2003.  She was born in San Francisco, raised in Tiburon and Honolulu and has lived all over the country as well as in Vancouver, British Columbia.  A lawyer by training, she has been married since 1985 and has two children, Izzy and Jack.  She converted to Judaism in 1984 and celebrated her adult bat mitzvah at Congregation Beth Ami in Santa Rosa.  She is responsible for Rodef Sholom's electronic communications (website, e-mail, etc.) and the majority of its print communications, as well as Rodef Sholom's participation in the Marin Organizing Committee
(MOC).

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Robin Foster - Educational Office Manager
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Hagar Ben-Eliezer -  Executive Assistant to the Clergy
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Sofie Goldstein - Assistant for Cantor Margules and B'nai Mitzvah Coordinator 
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Molly Hirschfeld - Coordinator for Synagogue Enagement & Development
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Deanna Sumski - Assistant to the Executive Director and Facilities Manager
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Charles Weinstein - Accountant
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Tihomir Brkic - Custodian

Jose Carillo - Custodian

 
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