Mark Deutsch

Executive Director


(510) 843-4667

Board of Directors

Midrasha is governed by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of representatives from our partner synagogues, our faculty, our student body and the community. Questions about the Board should be directed to Anna Martin Board Chair, msmartin.mathson@gmail.com.



Anna Martin, Chair, a Midrasha alumna, Class of 2000 and taught on the Midrasha faculty for five years.


Andy Ganes, Treasurer, is a Beth El Member and a long time supporter of our local Jewish community.


Shelley Zak, Secretary, is part of the Beth Jacob community and is the parent of two children who attended Midrasha.


Alisa Morrill is the parent of a current Midrasha teen and recent graduate. She is a member of Congregation Beth El.

Arla Samuels is the parent of a recent Midrasha teen and a member of Netivot Shalom.


Josh Wirtschafter is the parent of a current Midrasha teen and a member of Kehilla Community Synagogue.


Jan Frankel is the parent of a Midrasha graduate and a member of Temple Beth Abraham.


Andre Moskowitz is the parent of a Midrasha graduate and a member of Congregation Beth Hillel.


Judith Radousky is the parent of four Midrasha grads, a local Jewish educator and a member of Netivot Shalom.


Midrasha is always looking for great new energy to add to our fabulous volunteer team.  If you believe in local, dynamic, engaged, pluralistic teen learning and would like to be part of our board, please contact mark@midrasha.org. 


Berkeley Midrasha provides a pluralistic setting where teens from all congregations feel at home.  As a communal institution, we are open to non-synagogue members as well as those who are affiliated.


We are part of a community system of four Midrashot whose teens join together for retreats and other programs. Although our students represent a broad range of religious observance, Kashrut and Shabbat are observed.  Financial aid is available to all in need.