​​Our lay leadership is supported by a wonderful full-time professional staff under the leadership of our Executive Director, Stan Levy. With over 60 years of combined synagogue experience the TBY leadership is complemented by an administrative, accounting and maintenance staff whose many talents include a warm welcoming and engaging relationship with our congregational families.

Contact Joy about membership status, facility rentals and scheduling, or TBY history.

TEMPLE BAT YAHM'S ADMINISTRATIVE AND SENIOR STAFF

Brittany Wexler
Events & Programming Coordinator

Lesa Hodgkins
Accounting Clerk

Efrain Banuelos
​Facilities Manager

Contact Laurie about preschool programming, registration, and billing.

Beth Swift

Front Desk Receptionist

Contact Efrain about facilities here at TBY or if you have a question about our standing security protocols. 

Contact Brittany about events and programs happening at TBY or if you would like to host an event.

Orly Levy
Development Assistant

Laurie Nada
ECE Administrator

Hilary Rosen
Communications & Marketing

Contact Hilary if you have questions regarding advertising, program marketing and publicity, or social media. 

Melissa Seidner
​JCAL Administrator

Debbe Katz

Clergy Administrator

Contact Orly if you have questions about the Securing Our Future 5 Year Capital Campaign or major gifts to TBY.

Contact Melinda about Youth Engagement, activities, volunteering, and Temple events.

​Please feel free to call the TBY office at (949) 644-1999 during our regular business hours. We would love to hear from you!

Our office is open on Monday - Thursday from  9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Fridays from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Please refer to our master calendar for holiday closures. 

Susan Gunawan
Finance Manager

Contact Susan about making a major donation to the synagogue or if you have questions regarding the Temple’s accounting.

Contact Lesa about membership financial status, ECE and/or Religious School  payments, or high volume ticket sales. 

Contact Beth about Shabbat, High Holy Days, programming and events scheduling, reservations and ticket purchases, Yahrzeit changes, tributes, or general information.

Joy Orbase
Office Manager

Contact Melissa if you have questions regarding JCAL enrollment, programming, or b’nai mitzvah scheduling.

Contact Debbe about clergy appointments, b’nai mitzvah, bereavements, simchas, oneg sponsoring, lifecycle events, or Cantor’s
concert.

Melinda Weiss
Asst. Dir. of Education & ​Youth Engagement