Staff - Temple Shalom of the South Bay
Temple Director, Barbara St. John
Barbara St. John
Barbara joined us in the Fall of 2011. From her 20 + years as a small business owner, and a professional Conference, Event and Trade Show Producer for several associations, she brings to us a wealth of knowledge on event logistics, budgeting and business management. A transplant from Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Barbara has settled into the South Bay and Temple Shalom nicely and looks forward to growing our TSSB Community. She resides in Manhattan Beach with her husband Randy and their son, Geoffrey, who currently attends Mira Costa High School.
Director of Education, Rebeccah Birken Yussman
Rebeccah Birken Yussman
Rebeccah began teaching at Temple Shalom in 2007. She has been working at various schools and camps in the Jewish community for over ten years in California and Pennsylvania. After earning a degree in Religious Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, Rebeccah went on to earn a second B.A. in Hebrew and a master’s degree in Education from the University of Judaism (now the American Jewish University). Rebeccah has a passion for Jewish education and loves helping students develop a love for Judaism. This year, Rebeccah plans to continue growing and strengthening our wonderful religious school and bringing dynamic programs to our community.