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Student Rabbi - Josh Shapiro

I am Joshua Shapiro, a native Bostonian who has just moved to California to embark on the next chapters of my Jewish Journey, beginning my second year of Rabbinic School (my first year based at the Los Angeles campus) and serving Congregation  Etz Chaim as your student Rabbi.


President - Carol Madruga

As one of the founding members of Congregation Etz Chaim, I once again step into the role of President.


With a wide variety of activities, we welcome you to join our congregation family for celebration, fun activities and learning!


Treasurer - Rachel Hadley 


I love our Congregation!


We have a wonderful Student Rabbi who leads us in insightful prayers and interesting Torah Study discussions; our Friday Night Shabbat Potlucks and Lay Led Services are meaningful and fulfilling; and our community is warm and welcoming!

Secretary - Mary Hofmann


I, too, love our congregation and have been excited to be part of it since we formed in the late 1970’s.  What a great ride it’s been and continues to be!  My grandkids are third-generation members and I know we’ve given them a wonderful set of Jewish roots that will take them into their adult years.  


Every year brings new ideas and new projects, and this year I’ll be returning to one of my favorite posts as secretary of the congregational board.  We are, indeed, Etz Chaim, the tree of life, and I cherish the opportunity to continue being an integral part of keeping this congregation alive and thriving!