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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... (click here for 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... (click here for 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. (click here for more)

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Denise Crevin


Director of Education

Denise Crevin brings a variety of skills and experience to her role as Director of Education.  She has a Masters of Arts in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, as well as a Masters of Arts in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University and a BA degree in Communication Studies from UCLA.....(click here for more)

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