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David Zilberberg

Board Member

David Zilberberg,was born and raised on the Kibbutz in the spirit of " Zionism, Socialism and Peace Among Nations ". Father of two daughters and Sabba to three boys, David is an avid ex BasketBall player and music lover

who sings with the San Diego Jewish Men's Choir.


Diane Benaroya

Board Member

Diane Benaroya hails from Buffalo, New York. Traipsing around the world (much of the time with 4 children), she has had a varied career ranging from Middle School music teacher in Niagara Falls, NY to Administrative Assistant at a top Israeli law firm. She received her BA in music from SUNY Buffalo, and her MA in Counseling from Canisius College. Diane loves playing all genres of Jewish music and was inspired to follow this path from a young age. She is also the Co-Publisher of L’CHAIM San Diego Magazine.



Board Member 

Albert Schafer LCSW, licensed clinical social worker is semi retired and works for Kids Turn, an
organization that helps families going through a separation or divorce. For 20 years has facilitated the Family Support Group for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Sang in the San Diego Jewish Mens Choir, and a mentor for the Jewish Big Pals Program, He previously worked as a contractor for the County of San Diego and Navy medicine in the area of mental health.

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Dan Weiss

Board Member 

Dan Weiss has been playing his unique Harptone acoustic guitar since the 1970s, when he was a co-songleader for services and religious school at Congregation Sinai in Milwaukee.  Dan has been accompanying his Cantor-wife Cheri during musical services at several SoCal synagogues in recent years.  Dan also loves singing in both the San Diego Jewish Community Choir (founded and led by Cantor Weiss) and the San Diego Jewish Men's Choir.



Director of Sustainability

Lana Schaffer, a retired Bioinformatics Researcher from Scripps Research Institute.

Now pursuing interests in music, conservation of resources, and engineering Virtual Choir videos. 

 She maintains a website called for education about reducing single use plastics.


Emma Sasson

Creative Director 

Emma Sasson grew up in San Diego, and is a graduate of UCSD with a B.A. in Psychology. She loves diving into creative projects whether that be designing websites, making movies, or writing. 

She currently resides in Santa Barbara with fiancé Tyler and sweet pug pup Griffin, where she is the Assistant Coach for UCSB Women's Water Polo.

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