Student Rabbi - Julie Fishbach

Julie Fishbach is a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, expecting ordination in 2026.


She grew up in the Bay Area, where she was active in Jewish life, and graduated from UC San Diego in 2014. She spent six years performing and directing at the Second City Training Center, while also teaching middle school and lay leading with Mishkan Chicago.


Julie is passionate about justice work and is currently a fellow with T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. 


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!

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Secretary - Cathy Hofmann