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Rabbi David N. Young comes to Congregation B'nai Tzedek with a wealth of youth, teaching, camping, and pulpit experience. He has served congregations in New York City, Alaska, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, and has taught middle-school, high school, and adults. In addition, Rabbi Young spent two summers at the Reform movement's Crane Lake Camp in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. During his time at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Young received several prestigious awards and served as the President of the rabbinic student body. Rabbi Young grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was involved in Jewish youth organizations. He received a B.A. in Theatre from Bradley University. Pursuing his love for acting, he moved to Los Angeles, only to discover that his love for Judaism was stronger. Rabbi Young brings all of his passionate commitment to Jewish life to our youth, educational and spiritual programming, and he looks forward to a great many new and innovative programs at Congregation B'nai Tzedek over the coming years. Rabbi Young is married to Cantor Natalie Young and they are the proud parents of three children: Gabriel, Alexander, and Isabella.
Lizzie Weiss

As a student Cantor, Lizzie Weiss joined Congregation B’nai Tzedek July 1, 2011. She graduated University of California, Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre and for three years toured nationally with High School Musical originating the role of Martha Cox. Tiring of touring and dedicated to Judaism, it seems to have been a natural change in course for her to go into cantorial studies at the Academy of Jewish Religion in Los Angeles considering she was: - raised and involved at Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills from an early age, - a Camp Swig/Newman alumna, - a member of Temple Emanuel's professional choir, - a soloist at Emanuel's High Holy Day services, - a longtime vocal student/mentee of Cantor Perryne Anker and Cantor Yonah Kliger - a Cantorial Soloist at Temple Emanuel for several years, - from a family where her uncle and older brother are rabbis, - one in a set of musically talented triplets. Lizzie's triplet sister is a cantorial student in New York. A second-year cantorial student, Lizzie encourages members to sing and helps them do that by singing in a range where the congregation can sing with her. In an effort to bring new melodies and modern Jewish composers to the congregants of CBT, Lizzie has created a new music page where people can listen and learn. She hope to encourage everyone to sing at services. Visit this link to hear works by Doug Cotler, Dan Nichols and More! When Lizzie is not on the bimah or in classes, she coaches kids aspiring to the stage or screen and designs websites - especially for those "in the business".
pam rosen jpeg “I love being Jewish and I enthusiastically embrace the opportunity to pass on this love of Judaism to our children."   Pam Rosen is Director of Religious School Education at Congregation B’nai Tzedek. Recognized as a leader and teacher within both the B’nai Tzedek and Jewish community at large, Pam is a master teacher and an excellent administrator. Both children and adults have benefited from her tutelage for over 25 years. Pam enthusiastically embraces her role as Director, working to develop an exciting, innovative school program that utilizes the latest advances in Jewish education and technology. By involving parents and caregivers, Pam advances her goals of linking the generations, educating our children in the ways of Torah and promoting Jewish education as a lifelong process by integrating into the curriculum family programming that is hands-on, meaningful and exciting. Pam and her family have been active members of Congregation B’nai Tzedek and the Orange County community for many years. She has served as President of Congregation B’nai Tzedek, President of the Orange County Jewish Educator’s Association of Orange County, a Board member of the Orange County Bureau of Jewish Education, is a member of the National Association of Temple Educators and the national organization NewCAJE (Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education Pam and her husband Joel live in Fountain Valley where they raised daughters Shayna and Eliana and where they continue to try and keep up with both girls’ active lives.

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Hebrew

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM  Grades 8/9 & Confirmation

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Adult Hebrew

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Friday, April 25, 2014 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM  Brotherhood Shabbat Service

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Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM  Torah Study w/Rabbi Young

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Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  3 1/2 Years Without a Toothbrush w/Walter Lachman