Kate Feld, Cantorial Soloist
Kate Feld is a classically trained operatic soprano born and raised in Southern California. She began singing at Temple Beth El of South Orange County when she was sixteen years old and was the Cantorial Soloist there for over ten years. She graduated from the Orange County School of the Art’s Opera Conservatory and later received her BA in Vocal Performance from the University of Southern California at the Thornton School of Music. She continued her studies at the Verdi Conservatory of Music in Milan, Italy, apprenticed with Patrizia Zenardi from La Scala, and studied with world-renowned teachers Janice Chapman from London School of Music and Joan Caplan from Manhattan School of Music. She has sung on the stages of the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Lyric Opera, and for the US Troops Abroad. In addition to her musicianship, Kate is an entertainment professional, having produced and developed many TV shows. She has two honorable mentions from the Primetime Emmy Awards for her work on "Shark Tank" on ABC and continues to use her skills in both music and theater to create new content crossing all formats. After years as an entertainment executive, Kate has enrolled in the Academy of Jewish Religion’s Cantorial Program where she is getting her Master's in Music and Religion, pivoting back to her roots as a singer in the synagogue. Kate looks forward to being of service through music.
Elana Rabishaw, Rabbinic Intern
Elana Rabishaw is a rising third year Rabbinic Education student at HUC-JIR originally from the San Fernando Valley. She received her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in Community and Nonprofit Management and Modern Hebrew. If a graduate student had spare time, Elana would enjoy spending time hiking (ideally with ocean views!), watching the Chicago Cubs, and trying all of the amazing new restaurants.
Elana joins Tikkun4Change for the summer of 2018 due to a grant generously provided by the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.
Andi Vogel, Adult Education Coordinator
In addition to her 30-year legal career, Andi Vogel has been active in Jewish education for many years. She has worked with Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, Camp Ramah in California, L. A. Hebrew High School, Temple Ramat Zion, Temple Ahavat Shalom, and, now, Tikkun 4 Change.
Andi has been married for 24 years and has 3 children (only one of whom is still at home). She plans to begin a Masters program in Jewish Education next year, and looks forward to helping Tikkun 4 Change provide life-long meaningful and engaging Jewish educational experiences.
Stephanie Heisler, Family and Tikkun Days Coordinator
Stephanie Heisler is an enthusiastic, seasoned educator born and raised in Northridge. Her passion for Judaism began as she attended preschool at the North Valley Jewish community center and continued as she became Bat Mitzvah and was confirmed. Stephanie started her teaching career under her mentors Beth Myers and Rabbi Lutz. After graduating from Cal State Northridge with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child & Adolescent Development and a minor in Jewish Studies,she taught grades 5-9 in Hebrew school, served as a youth group adviser and eventually went on to teach at two Jewish Preschools. Stephanie has taught in a variety of Jewish programs as well as being a unit head at the URJ's Camp Newman. Now as a Mommy of three adorable boys she’s pursing her lifelong dream of writing a book. She is excited to give back to the community that gave her so much as well as continuing to build a Jewish community for her family.