CNS Staff

Menachem Creditor

Rabbi Menachem Creditor serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom. Named by Newsweek as one of the 50 most influential rabbis in America, he is a published author, musician, teacher and activist who has spent time working locally, in Ghana, and in the White House to amplify the prophetic Jewish voice in the world.

Vered Cohen

As the Administrator I report directly to the Netivot Board of Directors and am responsible for the overall successful operation and day-to-day management of CNS. I have primary responsibility for the daily administrative operations of CNS, including membership systems and relations, fiscal matters, human resources and benefits policies and procedures, building facilities and grounds.

Keren Carter

As Administrative Assistant, I perform a wide variety of functions to support the office at Congregation Netivot Shalom, including member relations, accounts receivable, and logistics, in addition to supporting our Youth Education programs and assisting with general office operations.

Lauren Kindorf

As the preschool director I oversee annual recruitment and enrollment of students and their families. I also guide the preschool teaching staff in creating an environment that supports the social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual growth of each child as an individual. Additionally I work with the Preschool Parent Association to engage families in the…

Amy Midanik-Blum

As the Rabbi’s Assistant, I work closely with Rabbi Creditor to ensure congregants’ pastoral needs are being met. I can help with scheduling on the Netivot Shalom Calendar or scheduling meetings with the Rabbi, preparing e-mail blasts to the congregation, constructing the weekly Shabbat Announcements, memorialization including the yearly Yizkor book and yahrzeits, and facilitating…

Cathy Rosenfeld

I handle all of our rental contracts — both one-time (as in a bat mitzvah party) and long-term (such as summer camps, Edah, and the Berkeley Russian School). I also oversee our custodians and gardeners, organize repairs, and deal with the ongoing maintenance of our lovely home.