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.

Rebecca Goodman

I love being part of the Netivot Shalom community as the Youth and Family Education Director (YFED). Not only am I the Education Director for “Ketzev” and “Amitim” our traditional programs of prior years, but for all our youth, from birth to age 18, and their families. Together we will re-envision Jewish education for our…

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…

Emma Gobler

As the Office and Rabbinic Assistant, I report to the Administrator and am responsible for developing weekly announcements, creating Yahrzeit letters and lists, tracking and publishing events on the calendar, coordinating usage of rental spaces and equipment, managing memorial plaques and the memorial wall, performing front desk duties, and assisting the Rabbi in attending the…

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.