Chai Levy

I am thrilled to join the Netivot Shalom community as the new rabbi, as of July 2018. I look forward to connecting with you and to creating our community’s future together. I’m happy to meet with current members, prospective members, and people curious about exploring Judaism or deepening their Jewish lives. To arrange an appointment,…

Menachem Creditor

Rabbi Menachem Creditor served 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. His…

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.

Elizheva Hurvich

As the New Youth and Family Education Director, my role is to structure and set the vision for youth engagement and education at Congregation Netivot Shalom. My role is to engage and nurture our young learners (birth to age 18), and their families during Shabbat and holidays, in weekly programs, through both formal and informal…

Ruth Levitch

As the Preschool Director, I oversee the 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. My goal is to have a Hebrew-rich curriculum which is both emergent…

Rabbi Stuart L. Kelman

Rabbi Stuart L. Kelman, PhD, D.D In June 2007, he retired as rabbi of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley and was granted the title Founding Rabbi, Emeritus. In 1988, a group of east bay residents gathered in Berkeley and began to doven together twice a month on Shabbat mornings.  The minyan was Conservative, egalitarian, traditional…

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, and the Berkeley Russian School). I also oversee our custodians and gardeners, organize repairs, and deal with the ongoing maintenance of our lovely home.