Department & School Contacts

Synagogue Main Number: 818.788.6000 

Membership Number: 818.530.4008
To dial an extension from outside of VBS, dial (818)530- and then the extension # listed below.
To email a staff member, please enter their first name initial and full last name @vbs.org.

RELIGION
4002   Ed Feinstein, Rabbi
4003   Joshua Hoffman, Rabbi
4057   Noah Zvi Farkas, Rabbi
4012    Yossi Dresner, Ritual Director
4068   Avi Taff, Rabbi
4005   Herschel Fox, Cantor
4058   Phil Baron, Cantor
4009   Janet Djalilmand, Clergy Dept. Manager
4092   Toby Schwartz, B'nai Mitzvah Coordinator
4056   Susan Rubin, Caring Connection Director
4025   Ami Monson, Rabbinic Intern

ADMINISTRATION
4027   Matthew Weintraub, Executive Director
4011     Elana Zimmerman, Program Director
4014    Orit Rappaport, Operations and Facilities Manager
4008   Natasha Benzaken, Membership Manager
4015    Elana Vorspan, Marketing & Communications Dir.
4007   Liat Cohen, Marketing & Communications  
                                 Designer
4010    Marlene Edenzon, Development Coordinator
4004   Bart Pachino, Director of New Building Projects
                                                                     & Major Gifts 
4006   Monica Pierce, Admin. Assistant & Database Mgr.
4085   Yvette Ciaramilaro, Administrative Executive Assistant
4076   Andrew Pelter, IT Director
4018    Wendy Perlmutter, Receptionist
4035   Nitzan Barlev, Volunteer Engagement & Community Organizing Coordinator

VBS SCHOOLS FINANCE & OPERATIONS
4075  Karin Mendel, Director of Finance & Operations
4042  Allison Truscheit, Business Office Associate

ACCOUNTING
4013   Janice Berlin, Controller
4017   Diane Goldstein, Accounting Specialist
4016   Stephanie Specht, Accounting Specialist

DAY SCHOOL — (818) 788-2199
4060  Rabbi Deborah Schuldenfrei, Head of School                  4061   Nancy Herbst, Director of General Studies
4062  Tamar Raff, Director of Judaic Studies
4068  Avi Taff, Day School Rabbi
4075  Karin Mendel, Director of Finance & Operations             
4072  Michelle Berkowitz, Director of Admissions & 
                                                                       Marketing
4071   Nora Moreno, Curriculum Coordinator
4064  Cirel Blitz, Office Manager
4077  Yochanan Kabaker, Admissions &
                                   Communications Associate
4070  Jill Rosenberg, Development Assistant
Day School website: vbsds.org

ETZ CHAIM LEARNING CENTER:
(818) 788-3584
4046   Keri Loventhal, ECLC Director
4043   Emily Arzio, Communications & Admin Asst.
Fax — (818) 995-0526

OURSPACE:
4069  Susan North Gilboa, OurSpace Director

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER:   
(818) 788-0567- Preschool
(818) 530-4031- Infant-Toddler/Parent and Me
4050 Abby Mars, ECC Director
4030 Claire Berger, Admissions & Comm. Dir.
4031  Molly Mills, Infant-Toddler & Family Center Coordinator
4021  Renee Kalmanson, Program Coordinator
4034 Lynne Fisher, Developmental Specialist


YOUTH/USY
4026 Camryn Kruger, Dir. Youth Engagement
4025 Ami Monson, Co-Director of Youth Engagement & Rabbinic Intern

SISTERHOOD
2133   Sisterhood Office
Sisterhood Voicemail 818-530-4087

LA Kosher Catering, A Department of VBS (818) 789-7588
3150   Eric Levine, Catering Mgr.
3149   Brad Wulf, Banquet Mgr.
3151    Judy Levine

SECURITY
4032 VBS Security

VBS COUNSELING CENTER: (818) 784-1414
H.O.P.E. UNIT FOUNDATION
Jo Christner, Psy.D. 
Executive Director
818-788-HOPE (4673)