CNS Staff

Chai Levy

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, please contact me at rabbi@netivotshalom.org. Before coming to Netivot Shalom in July 2018, I served Congregation Kol…

Ken Schnur

My wife, Denise, and I joined Netivot Shalom in 1989, when we were in our early 30’s and looking for a shul where we felt comfortable.  We had tried several other shuls in the area, but none felt right. We’ve been members of Netivot ever since.  Our two children, Emma and Noah, had their bar…

Rebecca Goodman

I love being part of the Netivot Shalom community as the Youth and Family Education Director (YFED). Jewish education is a lifelong endeavor and I’m thrilled to supervise Shabbat b’Yachad (preschool), TAG (elementary school), Amitim (grades 6 & 7), and the Teen Social Justice Leadership Program (high school). Working with all our youth: from birth…

Karen Llamas

I’ve been in the field of Jewish early childhood education for over thirteen years. I earned my B.A in Liberal Studies with emphasis in Creative Art from San Francisco State University. I also hold an A.A from Chabot College where I had the privilege of joining the faculty as an Education Specialist- mentoring future preschool…

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Jason Schwartz

I am thrilled to serve the Netivot Shalom community as Office & Communications Assistant!  I grew up in Santa Cruz and graduated from San Francisco State and am very happy to be back in the Bay after five years on the east coast in New York and Boston.  One of my strongest professional skills is organization…

Serena Heaslip

As the Facility Manager, I oversee the maintenance and use of our shul’s building and grounds. We want Netivot Shalom to be a comfortable and safe place for everyone who spends time in our home. I have relationships with the custodians, gardeners, and other maintenance vendors, I organize repairs, oversee inspections, and keep abreast of…

Nick Fikaris

Nick was born and raised in Berkeley, CA. He has a deep passion for film and television. He always wanted to act on stage and screen, so of course, he spent his life working as a prep cook instead. He often dreamed of getting out of the food industry… And at last he has! Nick…