Maharat Victoria Sutton, Director of Education and Community Engagement
In the summer of 2014, we welcomed Maharat Victoria Sutton to the CBI Family. In her capacity as Director of Education and Community Engagement, Maharat Victoria teaches adult education classes, directs and supervises our Shabbat youth education program, works closely with our Community Building Team in helping to foster closer relationships between members of our CBI Family, and as importantly, helps support the pastoral and programmatic work of our rabbi. Maharat Victoria can be reached at

Emma Schnur (School Director):A graduate of Gan Shalom Preschool herself, Emma has worked in the field of Jewish early child education for ten years. For the past three years she served as a teacher and a Jewish Resource Specialist (JRS), a leadership program put on through the San Francisco Federation’s Jewish Early Childhood and Family Engagement Initiative. As the JRS, she worked to deepen Jewish learning and engage families in Jewish life. Her passion is helping children lay the foundation upon which they can build their Jewish identity. Emma can be reached at (510) 848-3298 or director@ganshalomberkeley.orgt

Joelle Yzquierdo, Shul and Preschool Administrator
Since 2004, Joelle has ensured that the congregation’s religious, educational, cultural and social programming runs smoothly. Joelle can be reached at (510) 843-5246 or

Executive Committee

Daniel Magid

1st Vice President
Carol Cunradi

2nd Vice President
Rebecca Landes

3rd Vice President
Noah Nathan

Ori Kanefsky

Miriam Barrere

Members at Large
Rebecca Angel
ChayaMiriam Fried
Jodie Morgan
Irene Resnikoff
Zev Rosen
Adam Rosenzweig
Naama Sadan
Thom Seaton
Philip Tendler

Gan Representative
Chaim Stauber

Sisterhood Representative
Susie Marcus

Past President
Issy Kipnis