Meet the Rabbi

Making Life Meaningful, Together

For the past 25 years I have studied and practiced as a pulpit Rabbi in the Southern California area. I proudly served Congregation Valley Beth Shalom in Encino from 2003-2021. Through hundreds of weddings, baby namings, b'nai mitzvah, funerals and all life's transitions, I continue to discover the awesome uniqueness of every person I meet and celebrate the precious gifts of life we all possess.

Building and nurturing honest and joyful connections with others is a lifelong goal we should all aspire to achieve. My passion in life is to guide you to invest in and discover the treasures of meaningful connection with others and with yourself.

Over the years, I have cultivated extensive experience with the Los Angeles and North American Jewish communities. I have also forged strong connections beyond the Jewish world, both fulfilling my passion to help families transition from experiencing homelessness and have access to healthy food.

My core beliefs in respecting the dignity of every individual, celebrating the joys of life with tradition and wisdom, and planning for a future with the loftiest visions of prosperity, healing and growth have guided my successful service to the Los Angeles Jewish community and across the globe. I take great pride in the thousands of individuals, couples and families I have had the privilege to work with through every stage of life.

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