INFORMATION
Director: Rabbi Karen Strok

Rabbi Karen StrokRabbi Karen Strok has served as the founding director for the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning at Stephen Wise Temple since 2010. Before directing the Melton School, she taught ethics at the Canejo/West Valley Melton School. Since ordination, she has worked at Milken Community Middle School, taught at the Stephen Wise religious school, directed an educational resource center and served as an education consultant at HUC-JIR, and coordinated an alternative Hebrew program at Temple Judea. Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Rabbi Karen Strok graduated Phi Beta Kappa from U.C. Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Religious Studies. She continued her education in Los Angeles at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) where she received Master's Degrees in Hebrew Letters and Jewish Education, and rabbinic ordination in 2002. Her husband Joshua and sons Micah and Avi share her excitement about the opportunities that lie ahead at Stephen Wise Temple.

Assistant Director: Karen Goldenstein, Melton Project Manager

I was born in Mexico City where I lived until 1995. I received a BA in Business Administration from Universidad Anahuac and I received my MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA in 1997. For most of my life in Los Angeles, I have been a full time mom to my four kids. I have been an active participant and serious volunteer at our kids' schools (Milken Community Middle School and High School, WISE School and VBS elementary school). In addition, I have volunteered in a leadership position at Children’s Hospital L.A. for the Holidays from the Heart program. I graduated from the West Valley Melton School 8 years ago and I am honored to be working with Rabbi Karen Strok for our WISE Melton School.


Sponsoring Agency

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Stephen Wise Temple
15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077
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@WiseLA

Advisory Board

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Contact Details

+1-310-889-2291
Karen Strok (Melton Director)
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Israeli Literature as a Window to Israeli Society
Day and Time: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Start Date: June 9, 2020
Dates & Exceptions: 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Location: ZOOM
Faculty: Rabbi Shana Chandler Leon
Beyond Borders: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Day and Time: Thursdays 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Start Date: June 18, 2020
Dates & Exceptions: 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20
Location: ZOOM
Faculty: Rabbi Adam Schaffer
Bereshit (Genesis)
Part I - From Adam to Abraham: The First 20 Generations
Part II - The Story of the First Jewish Family
Day and Time: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Start Date: October 6, 2020
Dates & Exceptions: 20 sessions
Location: ZOOM
Faculty: Rabbi Janet Madden
Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah
Day and Time: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Start Date: October 6
Dates & Exceptions: 20 sessions
Location: ZOOM
Faculty: Rabbi Shana Chandler Leon
Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah
Day and Time: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Start Date: October 6, 2020
Dates & Exceptions: 20 sessions
Location: ZOOM
Faculty: Rabbi Shana Chandler Leon
Shemot (Exodus)
Part I - From Slavery to Sinai
Part II - Revelation and Revolution
Day and Time: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Start Date: October 7, 2020
Dates & Exceptions: 20 sessions
Location: ZOOM
Faculty: Benzy Kogen
Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah
 Day and Time: Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Start Date: October 8, 2020
Dates & Exceptions: 20 sessions
Location: ZOOM
Faculty: Neal Schnall

 

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