Rabbi Richard Camras

RabbiCamrasRabbi Richard Camras assumed the role of rabbi at Shomrei Torah Synagogue in April of 1999.  Rabbi Camras' passion and focus has been in the area of Jewish education through Torah study.  By learning and living the traditions of our heritage, our members enrich their lives with greater meaning and engage each other and the larger community with acts of loving kindness.  As founder of the Conejo/West Valley branch of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, Rabbi Camras continues to bring new and innovative programming to Shomrei Torah Synagogue and the West Valley.

Equally involved in building our Jewish community, Rabbi Camras serves as President of the Pacific Southwest Regional Rabbinical Assembly.  He served for three years as the Chair of the West Valley Rabbinic Task Force at the Valley Alliance Federation and is a lecturer of Practical Rabbinics at the Zeigler School of Rabbinic Studies as well as oversees the West Valley/Conejo Valley Introduction to Judaism class sponsored by the American Jewish University.

He previously served as Associate Rabbi of Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Baltimore, Maryland for seven years and was ordained from JTS in 1992.  He and his wife, Carolyn, have two children, Talya and Noah.

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Cantor Ron Snow

ron snowCantor Ron Snow joined the STS community in 1999 after attending regular services and finding STS warm and inviting. What began as a childhood love of Jewish liturgy while growing up in suburban Detroit continued over the years, leading to a place on the STS bimah.

"I never would have imagined the rewarding feeling that is afforded me on a constant basis, here at STS. I look forward to each week with great anticipation."

Cantor Ron's mellifluous voice conveys the sanctity of Shabbat and our holidays and the warmth of our welcoming community. While leading services and conducting life cycle events, Ron's rich baritone allows us to transcend the ordinary and transports us to a sacred place. His welcoming smile and generosity of spirit enrich our congregation beyond measure.

While many hear his voice singing and leading services at STS on a weekly basis, it is his speaking voice that fills the airwaves, selling everything from air cleaners to automobiles to beauty products and more.

 
 

Cantorial Soloist & Director of Music,  Jackie Rafii

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Since joining the STS family in July 2017, Jackie has brought her vision for building, engaging, and invigorating Jewish community through music and spiritual leadership. She has created exciting new initiatives, including Songstruck, the Shabbat Around the World series, the Zamru Friday night experience, Koleinu Shabbat morning services, and the STS Youth Choir. She is also the Director of the High Holy Day Choir, Junior Cantors, and the B’nei Mitzvah Program at STS. Jackie plays keyboard, and directs our incredible STS house band and guest musicians to bring meaningful music and prayer to our community. She also composes liturgical music.

Jackie graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and a minor in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and she earned her J.D. from UCLA School of Law. Jackie practiced entertainment law in Los Angeles for three years, representing and negotiating deals for major artists in the media space. Throughout college, law school, and while practicing law, Jackie led services as cantorial soloist at Sinai Temple, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Temple Emanuel, Kehillat Ma’arav, and other congregations throughout Los Angeles. She is completing her cantorial studies at the Academy for Jewish Religion California, where she will graduate with a Masters in Sacred Jewish Music and receive cantorial ordination. Jackie is a Wexner Graduate Fellow, one of twenty young Jewish leaders in North America selected annually to help strengthen the future of Jewish America.

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