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Administration Office Hours:
Monday - Friday:  9:00am - 4:30pm

Office is closed for lunch between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00p.m.

 

Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein
Rabbi

rabbi@cbsnapa.org
707-253-7305

Rabbi Niles Goldstein is excited to be the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Shalom of Napa Valley. Rabbi Goldstein, an experienced and dynamic Reform rabbi and educator, is also the award-winning author or editor of ten books, including Gonzo Judaism and God at the Edge. He was the founding rabbi of The New Shul, an innovative and independent synagogue in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, which he served for over a decade. Prior to his arrival at CBS Napa, Rabbi Goldstein worked in a variety of congregational, interfaith and academic settings while based in his native Chicago.

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Gordon Lustig
Music Director

gordondlustig@gmail.com

Gordon Lustig began leading music for Friday night services at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont, California when he was 12 years old. Just out of high school he was asked to be a song leader at UAHC Camp Swig in Saratoga, CA. Gordon composed the song “Hine Tov M’od,” based on B’reisheet when he was only 19 years old and that song is now sung all over the world. He worked at Swig every summer for the next 6 years where he song lead, composed, arranged, and continued to keep the bar high after Debbie Friedman ended her tenure at Swig. Gordon also co-produced the second recording at camp called, “Mi-libeinu - A Song from Our Heart”.

Gordon is essentially a self-taught guitarist. At age 25 he attended the prestigious Dick Grove School of Music in Studio City, CA. Upon graduating from the Grove School Gordon composed the main themes and background music for television sit-coms, including “Chicken Soup” starring Jackie Mason and Lynn Redgrave. He composed music for “One People, Many Stories,” a Jewish short story series which aired yearly on National Public Radio. Gordon has produced recordings by various artists from Ladino singer Judy Frankel, to the Jewish rock band Mah Tovu.

Gordon’s involvement in camps, synagogues, and Jewish music has influenced countless children and adults over the years and continues to inspire with his musicianship and humor.

 

Amy Silk
Synagogue Administrator 

office@cbsnapa.org
707-253-7305
Office hours M-F 9a-3p
 

Amy, formerly an attorney in Seattle, Washington, has been a resident of Napa for 17 years.  She has a history in working with special needs children, fundraising, and for the past 10 years has been in the hospitality and wine education industry here in the Valley. She’s very excited to be the new Synagogue Administrator and looks forward to serving the needs of the CBS community.

 

Liz Popp
Accounting Assistant  

officelpopp@cbsnapa.org
707-253-7305
Office hours M-F 1-5p
 
I moved to Napa 22 years ago from San Francisco.  Luckily, I have been able to always work downtown, and have seen Napa change dramatically from the first job 22 years ago.  My skillset is accounting,  and have worked at The Napa Valley Opera House, Redwood Credit Union, and the County of Napa Property Tax Division among others.  I have enjoyed learning about accounting in different businesses.  Congregation Beth Shalom is my first job at a synagogue, and I look forward to bringing my A/P and A/R experience to this community.
 
 

Naama Brenner Abramovitch
Youth Coordinator
naamoool@gmail.com

Naama Brenner Abramovitch is the Youth Coordinator and has been part of the CBS community for the past six years. She helped organize "Shorashim," the congregation's pre-K program, and as her son grew older, she has become an integral part of the next stage of CBS's youth education programs and activities. Naama now coordinates religious and Hebrew School as well as the CBS teen program.

 
 

Hylah Egeland
Director, Camp Chaverim

barnfaerieproductions@gmail.com

With a unique vibrancy, Hylah Egeland (aka The Barn Faerie), inspires and cultivates a sense of fun and belonging. She has been creating, managing and running camps and children’s program in the Napa Valley for over 16 years. Her extensive experience and creativity, plus a sparkle and passion for playful and meaningful interactions, creates magical experiences for children of all faiths!

As a lifelong teacher and performance artist, Hylah has educated and entertained students of all ages about health, movement, nature, artistry and community. When she's not running programs, Hylah can be found hanging from aerial silks, tending to her lush garden, riding her mustang mare Lacee, dancing to world music or celebrating and enjoying life with her friends and family.

 

Denise Kaduri
Marketing & Engagement Consultant

Marketing@cbsnapa.org

Denise Kaduri has 20+ years experience providing marketing, engagement and outreach solutions, community development, fundraising, online PR, and social media consulting for a variety of corporate, media, start-up and non-profit clients in the Bay Area and beyond. She has a passion for fostering community partnerships, creating transformative experiences and nurturing a love of Judaism, by harnessing today’s technology tools with grassroots strategies.

Denise graduated with a B.A in Journalism from American Jewish University and is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (M.C.S.E). She lives in Napa with her husband, Yair, a Music Therapist, sons Lior and Eyal, and Maltese Shih Tzus, Shuki and Shakira.

As a CBS community volunteer, Denise has been involved in organizing Shorashim programs for families with children under 5 and with the Education Task Force.

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