Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky received rabbinical ordination and a Master’s degree in Jewish history from Yeshiva University. He served as the Associate Rabbi at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale from 1990-1996. He joined B'nai David-Judea in LA in 1996. Rabbi Kanefsky was recently named one of the 50 most influential Rabbis in America, and one of the top 25 pulpit Rabbis by Newsweek magazine.
Rabbi Devin Villarreal is a LA native is an Orthodox rabbi, community educator, and a Rebbe at the Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Los Angeles.
Rabbi Drew Kaplan is the Rabbi in Long Beach, California providing rabbinic services on multiple campuses in Southern California ( including CSU-Long Beach, CSU-Fullerton, Chapman University, UC-Irvine, UC-Riverside, CSU-San Bernardino, University of Redlands).
Michael Feldman Michael Feldman practices employment law, with a focus on discrimination and harassment, and conducts mediations for the Los Angeles Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Michael worked as a substitute teacher for Los Angeles Unified School District, working primarily in inner city neighborhoods, often in special education
Gabe Meyerson is a Jewish educator, most recently teaching at Shalhevet High School, residing in West Los Angeles.
Rabbi Jonathan Klein is the Executive Director at CLUE-LA, a economic justice and labor organizing organization in Los Angeles. Prior, Rabbi Klein served as the Executive Director of the USC Hillel for 8 years and as the Development Director for Progressive Jewish Alliance.
Dr. Miriam Heller Stern is the Dean of the Fingerhut School of Education. Previously, she served as Director of Curriculum and Research and Coordinator of the Teaching Certificate program for Orthodox teachers and taught at Shalhevet High School."
Rabbi Yechiel Hoffman empowers Jews to enrich their Jewish journeys through meaningful experiences. As a high school educator , Yechiel created the Teens@LimmudLA presenters program, the Viral Judaism Project and the High School Jewish Futures Project. Yechiel now serves as LimmudLA’s Executive Director, connecting Jews through volunteerism and cross-communal learning experiences.
Rabbi Ari Leubitz is the Principle of Judaic Studies at the Modern Orthodox Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles.
Rabbi Benjamin Resnick is a musmach of Yeshiva University RIETS and is a Rebbe at the New Community Jewish High School in the Valley in LA.
Amanda Gelb is a 2011 Fellow in the Innovator's Circle, a 1-year Incubator for Ideas in Social Action and Education at the Center for the Jewish Future with funding from the Jim Joseph Foundation. Ms. Gelb is interested in social justice, experiential Jewish education, participatory arts, and community building. She is creating a guide for students to transfer subject material into a variety of sensory, visual and cognitive experiences that result in an interactive museum of their learning.
Sam Yebri is the President of "30 Years After" and is a Persian Jewish laywer and activist.
Gary Hirschhorn is a software developer and currently a co-chair of the Tikkun Olam Committee at Bnai David-Judea.
Abigael Yasgur has spent her career in public service, most recently as the Director of the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles. She is a member of the executive boards at both Congregation B'nai David-Judea and Shalhevet High School. She is the co-author of Max Said Yes! The Woodstock Story. She is married to Joseph Lipner and has three kids.
Asher Shasho-Levy is an active member of the Los Angeles Sephardic community, Asher has worked for many years with LASHA, a Los Angeles organization promoting the well being of elderly Sephardim in Los Angeles, serves as a shaliach tzibur at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, where his father Rabbi Jay Shasho-Levy serves as Rabbi, and participated in a summer 2010 Sephardic Educational Center Leadership Seminar in Jerusalem. Asher has dedicated much time and energy to LimmudLA as a musician, organizer and teacher, where he met and was touched by the brilliant and courageous work of Rav Shmuly, who he is truly excited to be working with at Uri L’Tzedek.