Clergy - Temple Shalom of the South Bay
Rabbi Toba August
Rabbi Toba August has been serving Temple Shalom for three years and enjoys working with our vibrant welcoming community.
She loves to teach and facilitate creative rituals, making Judaism accessible and interesting for our contemporary families. Using our honored traditions as our guide, Rabbi August and the TSSB staff infuse our services with uplifting music, moments for silent contemplation, and relevant ethical discussions. We believe in inclusivity and openness, reach out to and welcome interfaith families, and invite all to join us for our joyous, interactive services and other events.
Rabbi August has been a rabbi and educator at different synagogues in the Los Angeles area for the last 16 years. In addition to Temple Shalom, she is also currently the rabbi of Lev Eisha, a lively community of women engaged in prayer, study and spiritual growth who meet monthly. Rabbi August is also an instructor at the Academy of Jewish Religion where she teaches future rabbis and cantors.
Rabbi August is married and lives in West Los Angeles
Cantor Mollie Wine
Mollie Wine is a professional music educator and studied Cantorial music at AJR with Cantors Nathan Lam and Perryne Anker. Mollie was raised in Venice, California, in a Zionist family that also made a home in Israel. She holds a B.A. in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University, an M.A. in Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute and an M.A. in Education from Pepperdine University. Retired from the elementary school classroom, Ms. Wine is now known as "Doda Mollie" (Auntie Mollie) and teaches developmental music to children, starting from 4 months old, and parents. Her program "Doda Mollie's Music" is taught privately and in Jewish Day Schools. In addition to her work with children, Ms. Wine serves as Cantorial Soloist at Temple Shalom of the South Bay, and other congregations throughout the Southland.
Visit Mollie at her website: www.dodamollie.com
Enjoy Mollie's music videos on her YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/DodaMollie