Rabbi Nancy Wechsler-Azen is a graduate of UCLA and ordained by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 1990. This year her teaching will focus on Jewish parenting, Spiritual Ethics (Mussar), coaching B’nai Mitzvah, and creating programs to support all Congregation Beth Shalom members, from tots to elders.
Rabbi David Wechsler-Azen is a graduate of Princeton University and ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1986. He loves delving into Jewish texts and drawing parallels to contemporary phenomena, such as making connections between kabbalah and baseball, or Harry Potter and the binding of Isaac.
Carry Cohn is Sacramento's finest! Born in Germany, she spent her teen years pioneering the land of Israel. She is the Hebrew teacher of more Sacramento B'nai Mitzvah than we can number. We are delighted to have Carry on our staff inspiring our students of all ages.
Lisa Bertaccini has spent the last five years deepening her spiritual identity and enhancing her Jewish Meditation practice. She has studied with seasoned Jewish meditation practitioners, including Rabbi Steven Fisdel, Rabbi Tirzah Firestone and others. Lisa is a LCSW and is Chief of Child and Family Mental Health for Sacramento County. She also teaches Introduction to Human Services at American River College.