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). 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…

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…

Emma Gobler

As the Office and Rabbinic Assistant, I report to the Executive Director 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…

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…

Jim Mavrikios

I’ve always been a language geek and am a teacher by nature. I’ve taught Arabic since March, 2001, when I founded a language school for adults in San Francisco. I also established an Arabic program for middle school and high school students at the French American International School. In 2017 I moved to Puerto Rico,…