Meet Our Team

Our inspiring and experienced team of skilled administrators and teachers looks forward each week to bringing the gift of Jewish education to life for your children and your family. Meet them below and learn more about the incredible experience.

Rabbi Josh Knobel
Rabbi Josh KnobelDirector of Center for Youth Engagement
Born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Rabbi Josh Knobel received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a commission as a second lieutenant from the United States Military Academy in 2001. He served for seven years as a telecommunications officer on active duty… Read more
Stephanie Schwartz, RJE
Stephanie Schwartz, RJEDirector of Wise Religious School and Temple Youth
Stephanie Schwartz is our newest addition to our Center for Youth Engagement team as the Director of Religious School and Temple Youth. Stephanie has worked in the field of supplementary Jewish education for 18 years, serving as a Religious Educator… Read more
Tatiana Soofer
Tatiana SooferDirector of Camp Wise
Tatiana is a Los Angeles native who grew up at Stephen Wise Elementary School, and is currently studying Child and Adolescent Development at California State University Northridge. Tatiana is the Director of Camp Wise, runs the Camp Wise Youth Events… Read more
Melanie Fisher
Melanie FisherCenter for Youth Engagement Administrator
Melanie joined the Temple family in 2005 and has touched the lives of Wise members through her roles as a clergy assistant, Program and Communications coordinator, and even shofar blower. Melanie now calls the CYE home while supporting Religious School… Read more
Dana Tzvibel Fridman
Dana Tzvibel FridmanHebrew Coordinator
Dana was born and raised in Jerusalem. She graduated with honors from David Yellin Teachers College in Jerusalem where she received her B.A. in education and she earned her Master Degree in Education at the American Jewish University. She previously taught English… Read more