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Who We Are

Rabbi Stacy Friedman

Rabbi Stacy Friedman, Congregation Rodef Sholom’s senior rabbi, sees Judaism as a rich tradition which can inspire its followers to lift each human being and see within them the divine spark. She joined the congregation in 1993 after posts in New York City, Montana and Victorville, CA and was named senior rabbi in 2003 when her predecessor Rabbi Michael Barenbaum, z"l, retired.

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Rabbi-Cantor Elana Rosen-Brown

Rabbi-Cantor Elana Rosen-Brown is eager to share her love of teaching and learning with students of all ages. She oversees adult education, conversion studies and social justice at Congregation Rodef Sholom. She is also the founder of Makor Marin, a nature-based Jewish community for young families.

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Cantor David Margules

Cantor David Margules’ beautiful tenor voice has enhanced and blessed members of Congregation Rodef Sholom since 1991.  As the synagogue’s cantor and musical director, he choreographs services and leads the congregation in traditional prayers and new arrangements – enjoining them to sing out with him and the rabbis. 

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Tracey Klapow
Executive Director

Tracey Klapow joined Rodef Sholom's staff in 2022, and loves working alongside an incredible team to support our wonderful, caring community. She is a graduate of Dominican University, with a degree in Psychology, and possesses an M.A. in Nonprofit Management from Gratz College. Prior to Rodef Sholom, Tracey spent 15 years at URJ Camp Newman in strategic advancement and leadership roles. 

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Jose Carillo

Maintenance Manager

JoAnne Forman
Mental Health Initiative Program Coordinator

Sofie Goldstein
Office & Facilities Manager

Jacob Hershman
Youth Director

Rose Hornstein
Communications & Marketing Assistant

Moji Javid
Director of Synagogue Engagement

Laurie Kimball
Administrative Assistant to Rabbi Stacy Friedman

Cheri Lauterbach   
Director of Development

Cheryl Lazar

Director of Finance

Aviva Lev David

Religious School Director

Heidi Paul
B'nai Mitzvah Coordinator and Assistant to Rabbi Elana Rosen-Brown

Gabe Robinow
Development & Accounting Associate

Heidi Sanders
Director of Marketing & Communications

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