Staff - Temple Shalom of the South Bay
Temple Executive Director
Michelle W. Malkin, MPA, MAJNM
Michelle W. Malkin is a native of Thousand Oaks, CA. She recently completed a dual masters program at the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management with a Masters in Public Administration from USC. Over the last eleven years, Michelle has worked with a number of Los Angeles based Jewish nonprofits and synagogues. She currently serves on the board of Temple Sinai of Glendale and as the Director of the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California (JCPSC). She regularly volunteers with Food Forward, Family Promise, and the Red Cross Blood Division, enjoys yoga, hikes, movies, and spending time with family and friends! She lives with her husband Barak, their cat Jasper, and corgi Serenity in North Hollywood.
B'nei Mitzvah Program Director
Ye’ela is a native Israeli who has been living in Los Angeles for the past 9 years. She has a Master degree in Film Directing from The American Film Institute in Hollywood and is currently writing and directing films and theatre plays. Six years ago Ye’ela discovered Jewish education and was thrilled to find out that she can apply her knowledge and experience to develop fun and exciting ways of teaching and learning Hebrew and Judaica. Throughout the years Ye’ela has prepared dozens of students for Bar and Bat Mitzvah in TSSB as well as several other temples. She is excited to be able to take part in preparing the students of TSSB in the coming year. She hopes to inspire, excite, and educate the B'nai Mitvah and teens to continue developing their Jewish identity and their future role and involvement with their Jewish community.