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Meet Our Clergy & Staff

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Rabbi Mona Alfi


Rabbi Mona Alfi is fueled by a passion for tikkun olam (repairing the world) and a vision for reaching out to Sacramento’s diverse Jewish community. As the spiritual leader of B’nai Israel, Rabbi Alfi hopes to foster a caring community that is engaged both in the life of the synagogue and in our broader society... (LEARN MORE)

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Cantor Julie Steinberg

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Cantor Julie Steinberg has been involved at Congregation B’nai Israel for more than 20 years. As a young woman, she studied music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at Indiana University. She also holds a Masters degree in Social Work... (LEARN MORE)



Rabbi Stacy Petersohn

Rabbi Stacy Petersohn

Director of Lifelong Jewish Learning

Rabbi Stacy Petersohn grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and its Jewish community. She immersed herself in synagogue life, participating in choir and Purimspiels, and started to develop her love for learning and teaching Torah and Hebrew. She spent nine summers at URJ Camps Swig and Newman, broadening her understanding of living Jewishly. (LEARN MORE)

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Leslie Oberst



Executive Director

Leslie Oberst has served B’nai Israel in many different capacities for decades. She is a lifelong member of CBI who became a Bat Mitzvah and went through Confirmation here. Her mother, Radine Harrison, is also a long-time congregant. For the past eight years, she has taught Hebrew School and privately tutored adults and kids in Hebrew, and has also taught in the Early Childhood Education programs. (LEARN MORE)

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