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Director: Rabbi Karen Strok

Rabbi Karen StrokRabbi Karen Strok has served as the founding director for the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning at Stephen Wise Temple since 2010. Before directing the Melton School, she taught ethics at the Canejo/West Valley Melton School. Since ordination, she has worked at Milken Community Middle School, taught at the Stephen Wise religious school, directed an educational resource center and served as an education consultant at HUC-JIR, and coordinated an alternative Hebrew program at Temple Judea. Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Rabbi Karen Strok graduated Phi Beta Kappa from U.C. Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Religious Studies. She continued her education in Los Angeles at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) where she received Master's Degrees in Hebrew Letters and Jewish Education, and rabbinic ordination in 2002. Her husband Joshua and sons Micah and Avi share her excitement about the opportunities that lie ahead at Stephen Wise Temple.

Assistant Director: Karen Goldenstein, Melton Project Manager

I was born in Mexico City where I lived until 1995. I received a BA in Business Administration from Universidad Anahuac and I received my MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA in 1997. For most of my life in Los Angeles, I have been a full time mom to my four kids. I have been an active participant and serious volunteer at our kids' schools (Milken Community Middle School and High School, WISE School and VBS elementary school). In addition, I have volunteered in a leadership position at Children’s Hospital L.A. for the Holidays from the Heart program. I graduated from the West Valley Melton School 8 years ago and I am honored to be working with Rabbi Karen Strok for our WISE Melton School.


Sponsoring Agency

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Stephen Wise Temple
15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077
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Advisory Board

Nasi Bamshad, Andy Berman, Roberta Lloyd, Kenny Lloyd, Shahrokh Mokhtarzadeh, Ira Pianko, Kelly Schwartz (Incoming Chair), Sharona Shenassa, Karl Sussman (Outgoing Chair), Cynthia Wood.


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REGISTRATION

Core Year II: Ethics of Jewish Living and Crossroads of Jewish History

When: Tuesdays, 9:30-11:45 a.m., beginning October 9, 2018, for 25 weeks

Location: Stephen Wise Temple Room 55

Faculty: Ethics: Rabbi Adam Schaffer; Crossroads: Rabbi Sabine Meyer

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When: Thursdays, 8:15-9:45 a.m., beginning September 6, 2018, for 25 weeks

Location: Stephen Wise Temple Room 55

Faculty: Ethics: Rabbi Adam Schaffer; Crossroads: Mr. Neal Schnall

Jewish Mysticism: Tracing the History of Kabbalah

When: Tuesdays, 10-12:00 p.m., beginning October 9, 2018, for 20 weeks

Location: Stephen Wise Temple Room 54

Faculty: Rabbi Shana Chandler Leon

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When: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., beginning October 9, 2018, for 20 weeks

Location: Stephen Wise Temple Room 54

Faculty: Rabbi Shana Chandler Leon

Beyond Borders: The History of the Israeli-Arab Conflict

When: Wednesdays, 10-12:00 p.m., beginning October 3, 2018, for 20 weeks

Location: Stephen Wise Temple Room 54

Faculty: Mr. Ben Zion (Benzy) Kogen

Vayikra (Leviticus) – A Call to Holiness
and BeMidbar (Numbers) – Leadership Defied and Defended

When: Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m., beginning October 4, 2018, for 20 weeks

Location: Stephen Wise Temple Room 54

Faculty: Rabbi Janet Madden

The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam

When: Wednesdays, for 14 weeks

Location: TBD

Faculty: Mr. Lior Sibony

Modern Living: Maintaining Balance

When: TBD, for 4 weeks

Location: Stephen Wise Temple

Faculty: TBD

 

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