Meet the Religious School Staff
Director of Education Sharone Weizman
Ms. Sharone Weizman received her Master’s in Education, Bachelor of Literature in Hebrew Letters, and Bachelors in Jewish Studies, from the University of Judaism (AJU), where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Ms. Weizman has 20+ years experience as a Jewish educator in both formal and informal settings, including: Director of Education, March of the Living Director, school administrator, teacher, curriculum developer, family and adult educator, Youth Group Director, and summer camp/retreat leader and counselor. She has an extensive knowledge of Judaism and speaks Hebrew fluently. She places a strong emphasis on active learning techniques and experiential education for the school’s curriculum and programming because she believes it is through interactive experiences that positive Jewish memories are formed.
Rabbi Michael Gotlieb
Rabbi Michael Gotlieb was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1990 where he also earned his Masters Degree in Jewish Studies. He completed his rabbinic internship at Columbia University. In addition to his congregational activities, Rabbi Gotlieb has served as president of the Rabbinical Assembly Southwest Region and is a member of the Southern California Board of Rabbis. He also volunteers at Santa Monica College Hillel and St. John’s Hospital. Rabbi Gotlieb teaches courses at the American Jewish University and his editorials and commentaries have been published throughout Southern California.