Studio 70 Staff
Rabbi Joshua Fenton, Executive Director
Rabbi Fenton was ordained in 2007 at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. While at Ziegler, Rabbi Fenton worked as the Rabbinic Intern for Temple Beth Am, as the Rabbi in Residence at Kadima Jewish Day School, and as the Director of Leadership Programs at Camp Alonim. During his stay in Los Angeles, Rabbi Fenton also received masters’ degrees in education and rabbinic studies, both from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles.
In addition to teaching in a variety of settings, both formal and informal, Rabbi Fenton has served as the founding director of the Silicon Valley Center for Jewish Life and Learning and the Associate Director at Jewish LearningWorks in San Francisco, where he led numerous innovation and engagement projects, developing programs and curricula for educators, families, youth, and adult learners.
In 2015 Rabbi Fenton was hired as the founding Executive Director of Studio 70 - A Jewish Learning Laboratory. Studio 70 is the home of the Nitzan Network, the Edah afterschool program, and the Jewish Learning Innovation Corps.
Satya Levine, Operations Director
Growing up among the redwoods in Sonoma County, Satya made aliyah after college and lived in Israel for an entire shmita cycle before returning to the Bay Area in 2008. She loves children, play, and learning and has taught Hebrew to students of all ages. Satya brings over a decade of experience in communications and administration working for education-related organizations.
Yafit Shriki Megidash, Learning Specialist
Yafit is a veteran educator with over 19 years of experience. Yafit received her Master of Arts in Educational Systems from Hebrew University. She has been trained by, and led trainings for, the Branco Weiss Institute in Israel with which she is still affiliated. Yafit served as a learning specialist and pedagogical coordinator for the Ministry of Education, coordinated the program; Leadership, Learning, and Thinking; and, before moving to Berkeley, spent the last six years as a junior high school principal in Beit Hashomai. Yafit’s areas of expertise include Understanding by Design, classroom management and teaching skills, Inquiry Based learning, Project Based Learning, and Senior Educational Leadership training.
Dorit Resnikoff, Edah Coordinator
Born and raised in Berkeley, Dorit has recently returned from a 6 year jaunt working as a paramedic in Boston to pursue a Master's degree in Special Education at San Francisco State University. Dorit brings years of experience with camp-style education and creative, content rich programming. She loves learning through doing and is excited about the potential of alternative learning spaces.
Jewish Learning Innovation Corps Fellows - 2016/17
Bat El Alon returns to Edah as one of our veteran educators. Prior to taking a position with Edah, Bat El worked as an editor for a variety of Israeli news desks. Since discovering a passion for education, Bat El hopes to inspire feelings of belongingness, togetherness and solidarity, along with a love of Hebrew.
Asher Litschwartz comes to Edah from Camp Newman where he's spent 16 summers, first as a camper and then moving through the ranks of staff. Asher is a true experiential educator with a passion for social justice work.
Etai Wolins is a Bay Area local and recent Cal grad. He has a passion for gardening, sports, computer building, music, and Hebrew, and is thrilled to be joining the Edah team. Growing up as both an Israeli and American Jew with strong family ties to Judaism, Hebrew, and Israel, Etai is excited to bring to Edah his energy and enthusiasm for learning, and to grow as a community leader and educator.