Our 2024 Board Officers


Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller, President

Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller is a recognized and respected leader of the interfaith community in Ventura. She is a positive representative of the Jewish community in the broader community. Rabbi Hochberg-Miller’s rabbinate is dedicated to opening the promise and meaning of a Jewishly-enriched life to all who seek it. Rabbi Hochberg-Miller has a degree in Journalism and a Masters in Jewish Communal Service degree. She earned her Masters of Hebrew Letters in 1989 and was ordained in 1991. In honor of her 25th year in the rabbinate, Rabbi Hochberg-Miller received her Doctorate of Divinity, honoris causa.


Rabbi Richard Steinberg, 1st Vice President

Rabbi Richard Steinberg is the dynamic and transformative leader of a thriving congregation in Orange County. He works diligently at providing a warm, caring, and educational environment for people to grow in all ways. He believes that Judaism ought to be compelling and relevant in one’s life, otherwise there is no purpose in practicing. Rabbi Steinberg has a varied and accomplished past. He graduated from the California State University system with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and minor in Sociology. As a graduate of HUC-JIR, he became the assistant rabbi at the historic Isaac M. Wise Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters, a Master of Arts in Marital Family Therapy and is a licensed psychotherapist.


Rabbi Daniel Weiner, 2nd Vice President

Rabbi Daniel Weiner believes passionately in building Judaism for the 21st century and in healing the world through social justice. Rabbi Weiner’s efforts with other clergy contributed to the founding of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, which drafted and helped pass a number of key initiatives, placing Washington State at the forefront of efforts to reduce gun violence. He has served on numerous boards, including various committees of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, chaired local rabbinic boards, and served on multiple national boards of Jewish organizations. Rabbi Weiner cherishes teaching as one of his most critical rabbinic roles. His rabbinate places a special emphasis on interfaith and ecumenical efforts, working closely with the Episcopal and Catholic Dioceses, and creating bonds of partnership and faith with local African American churches. He enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying the majestic climes of the Pacific Northwest.


Rabbi Dana Magat, Recording Secretary

Rabbi Magat is actively involved in interfaith relations. He is currently the Chair of the Interfaith Council on Economics and Justice for Santa Clara County. He has served as President of the Cantors and Rabbis Association of Greater San Jose. Rabbi Magat has been a board member of Hillel of Silicon Valley, Chai House, the Jewish Community Center and the Pacific Association of American Rabbis. He currently services on the board of the Northern California Board of Rabbis as well as various other committees.  Before his ordination, he earned a Masters in Education from the Fingerhut School of Education at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles.


Rabbi Devorah Marcus, Treasurer

Rabbi Devorah Marcus is a proud third generation San Diegan. She works to promote positive community relations through respectful dialogue by instilling the basic principles of Tikkun Olam as the cornerstone of daily living and a reflection of faith in her synagogue community. Rabbi Marcus has served on several community board including the San Diego Rabbinic Association and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Clergy Council Executive Leadership Team. She is also a national rabbinic voice advocating on behalf of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Rabbi Marcus is a regular volunteer leading services at the MCRD (Marine Corp Recruit Depot) where she enjoys serving those who are beginning their training to serve our country. 

Rabbi Devorah has a Masters in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Ordination from Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, CA.

Rabbi Daniel Feder, Corresponding Secretary

Rabbi Daniel J. Feder is Senior rabbi at Peninsula Temple Sholom. Before arriving to Peninsula Temple Sholom, Rabbi Feder was a Rabbi at Keneseth Israel in Allentown, Pennsylvania., for seven years. He as also served as assistant Rabbi at Temple Oheb Shalom in Baltimore, Md. Born in San Francisco, Rabbi Feder earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Master of Arts from Hebrew Union College. Rabbi Feder has three daughters and is married to Sandra Feder who is a childrens' book author.


Rabbi Heidi Cohen, Immediate Past President

Rabbi Heidi Cohen cares about Judaism and creating opportunities for all to ‘do Jewish.’ She brings Judaism to life through song, story and boundless energy. Rabbi Cohen has served the Orange County Jewish community for 24 years bringing her own unique style to all lifecycle and worship events as well as engaging those who are curious to learn and experiment with Jewish living. In honor of Rabbi Cohen's 25th year in the rabbinate, she received her Doctorate of Divinity, honoris causa.

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Rabbi Cheryl Rosenstein, Executive Vice President For Membership & Programming

Rabbi Cheryl Rosenstein is Rabbi Emerita of Temple Beth El in Bakersfield, CA, where she served for twenty-six years. A product of Long Beach, California, she earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and received her ordination at the HUC-JIR in 1990.

Rabbi Rosenstein is a lifelong Reform Jew, a mother of two twenty-something children, a lover of yoga, Mussar and dark chocolate, and a past president of the PARR. After many years of service on the faculty of Camp Newman, she and her husband, Rick, relocated to her “happy place” in Santa Rosa.


Rabbi Alan Henkin, Executive Vice President for Finance

Rabbi Dr. Alan Henkin is Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Knesset Bamidbar. Rabbi Henkin has demonstrated exceptional creativity, skills and passion in his leadership of worship services, Jewish education for all ages, and pastoral work during his time as spirtual leader of the congregation. He has served as Director of Placement for the CCAR, as well as a special consultant and Placement Director Emeritus. He even served as the Regional Director for the URJ. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California’s School of Religion, and he served Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf for ten years, becoming fluent in sign language.

Rabbi Henkin returned to the Antelope Valley to be close to his children and grandchildren but remains a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark, Executive Vice President Emeritus

Rabbi Dr. Lawrence Goldmark is a graduate of UCLA and HUC in Los Angeles. He earned his MAHL from HUC in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent a year in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University, served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, and was also a rabbi at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1994 in honor of his 25 years as a rabbi and was honored for 50 years in the rabbinate in 2019. 

After 29 years as the spiritual leader and principal of Temple Beth Ohr’s religious school, Rabbi Goldmark retired in 2008 and currently serves as the Rabbi Emeritus.

Rabbi Goldmark has been very active in the community. He has been President of the La Mirada Clergy Association, President of the Orange County Board of Rabbis President of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California and Recording Secretary of the CCAR. PARR is honored to have had Rabbi Goldmark serve as its Executive Director for 38 years before becoming the Executive Vice President Emertius. 

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