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chai leadership

Meet our dedicated Chai Committee, the amazing group that works hard to create the vision for our awesome events & programs!

Sari Berger (Summer 2017)

Sari Berger became a member of Beth El in 2005, and a member of the Chai Committee in August 2017. She enjoys reading, drawing, and (gentle) hiking. She also loves spending time with her friends and family. Currently employed as a paralegal at an immigration law firm, Sari plans on going to graduate school for public health. She is delighted to be part of Chai, and hopes to help other find a connection to their Jewish community.

Natalie Buchbinder (Spring 2016)

Natalie Buchbinder joined the Chai Committee in Spring 2016. Born and raised in San Diego, she is a life-long member of Beth El. Natalie works as a Senior Account Executive  for a local public affairs firm. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and  friends, running and the beach. Natalie is thrilled to help grow Chai and give back to the Beth El community!




Kayla Globerson (Summer 2017)

Kayla Globerson joined the committee board in fall 2017. Born and raised in Orange County, she moved to San Diego in the fall of 2016, fulfilling her long time goal of moving to her dream city. Kayla works as a 5th grade teacher, and is passionate to make a difference in the education community.  On the weekend, she enjoys spending time with friends, reading, and working out. Kayla is excited to be a part of this Jewish community in a meaningful and impactful way. 


Gabby Hettena (Winter 2018)

Gabby Hettena joined in the Chai Committee in January 2018. She moved to San Diego in  2015. Soon after, she met her soon-to-be husband at a Chai/Moishe House Shabbat  dinner, and has been a part of the SD Jewish community ever since. Gabby works for a  private psychology practice, and hosts trivia around San Diego. She looks forward to  helping the SD Jewish community continue to grow  and prosper as a member of the Chai Committee.


Kevin Tarson (Spring 2016)







Special thanks to our former Chai Committee leaders: Jonathan Ableson, Rayna Karol, Melissa Karas, Benji Vinick, Amy Pinn, Jarred Pinn, Michelline Wachter, Zach Warburg, Genevieve Goldstone, Jonathan Goldstone, Parker Bush, Mike Dolinka, Ayal Chen-Zion, Lisa Sussman, Eva Marks, Jean Dietz, & Kesha Spoor.

Tue, February 25 2020 30 Shevat 5780