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Randi Sher, MAEd, RJE

Director of Education

Randi has been involved with Jewish education for 40 years with almost 35 of those in the South Bay.
She loves the warmth and openness of the Temple Menorah community and finds it to be the South Bay's best kept secret!

Rabbi Selilah Kalev, MAEd, CJE

Preschool Director

Katie Kang

Operations Manager

Katie Kang, mother of two (Mason who is 5 years old and Sophia who is 3 years old) was locally born and raised here at Temple Menorah. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach along with a minor in Mathematics. Katie spent her summers in high school and college working as a camp counselor at Camp Menorah, eventually becoming the camp’s director. She worked for Tuvia as a teacher and assistant director. In addition, she spent her Sundays teaching Kindergarten Sunday School for Temple Menorah’s Religious School. Following her 10 years plus on the Temple Menorah faculty she continued to work with the community.

As the Youth Programs and Seminar Coordinator for The Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, she was responsible for the development and coordination of volunteer youth programs that include developing and expanding a guide to volunteer opportunities for youth, Overseeing the Center’s Youth Coalition for National Service Day Events, developing and training youth for the Summer Youth Volunteer Service-Learning Program, coordinating the Center’s seminars and workshops for other non-profit agencies in the community, and served as the Disaster Preparedness Representative for the Center in the event of a county-wide emergency or disaster.

As the Regional Director of Volunteer and Youth Services for the American Red Cross, Los Angeles, she was responsible for the cultivation, development, and coordination of over 10,000 youth, young adult, adult, and senior volunteers throughout the Los Angeles Region serving 88 cities within Los Angeles County, Inyo and Mono Counties and the eastern third of Kern County. She lead a team to develop meaningful and impactful volunteer opportunities that provided direct client services, developed and managed a volunteer communication plan, which included recruitment and on-boarding messaging through social media, coordinated a team of volunteers (board and lay leadership) in yearly fundraising initiatives, managed the volunteer budget with various departments stakeholders, created marketing materials for the Region's volunteer programs, developed and managed corporate volunteer partnership programs, coordinated the Regional Volunteer Recognition events and assist in the planning of community events, coordinated the Emergency Spontaneous Volunteer Center during times of disaster and planned and implemented a one week Leadership Development Center camp for 180 Red Cross youth volunteers.
She found her way back to the Temple Menorah faculty in the summer of 2015.

Rebeccah Yussman

Director of Adult Education

Rebeccah Yussman has been with Temple Menorah for five years. She works with the Rosenberg Cultural Center as well as adult education in addition to teaching the b'nai mitzvah class and in the Tichon program for post-b'nai mitzvah students. Rebeccah has been Temple Menorah's rabbinic intern for two years and expects to be ordained as a rabbi in May 2017.

Rick Muller

Torah Educator & Bar Mitzvah Training

Teaches our teenagers and adults how to read Torah

Dan Spector

Musical Director

Gwen Lipsey


Gwen and her family (Husband Michael and sons Jacob and Liam) have been members since 2010. Gwen received her Bachelors of Science at Arizona State University. She started her accounting career at Price Waterhouse and has worked in accounting and systems at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, DirecTV, and Wells Fargo. After taking a few years to stay home with her energetic boys, she is happy to be working again, helping to build a strong financial foundation within our synagogue.

Jordan Nicolaides

Office Coordinator

Jordan has been working at Temple Menorah for over 4 years now, she started as Rabbi Silver's administrative assistant and has moved up to being our Office Coordinator. She came to us with over 10 of production experience in film and television. Raised in Northern California, Jordan and her husband Jeremy now reside in Redondo Beach with their 1 year old Jason.

Mary Jane Arasheben

Clergy Assistant & Registrar

Malorie Kole

Tuvia Program Coordinator

Melisa Cohen

Life Cycle & Facility Rentals

Hi! My name is Melissa Cohen and I am here to help support families with their event planning needs and facility rentals. Please contact me at

Thank You,

Tatiana Musnikov

Menorah Kids Club Coordinator