Clergy & Staff

Rabbi George Gittleman

Rabbi George Gittleman joined Shomrei Torah as our first full time rabbi in 1996. In 1991 he embarked on his rabbinical journey after 8 years in computer sales, obtaining a Masters in Hebrew Letters and Ordination from the Reform Seminary, Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in 1996. Rabbi George is also a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the prestigious Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and a graduate of the Rabbinic Leadership Program of The Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

More about Rabbi George Gittleman

Rabbi George Gittleman’s Blog

Rabbi George Gittleman’s Sermons

Santa Rosa Press Democrat profile of Rabbi George Gittleman

Published Articles by Rabbi George Gittleman



Rabbi Stephanie Kramer

Rabbi Stephanie Kramer, our Associate Rabbi/Education Director, oversees all aspects of congregational education, including STaRS, the B’nei Mitzvah program, Tot Shabbat, youth activities (including helping with Chaverim) and Lifelong Learning. As Associate Rabbi, Stephanie is also involved in other aspects of temple life. Stephanie’s roots in Judaism go back to her youth and the influence of amazing rabbis she met along the way. Stephanie resides in Santa Rosa with her husband Adam and their son Micah.

More about Rabbi Stephanie Kramer

Rabbi Stephanie Kramer’s Blog



Cantor David Frommer

David FrommerCantor David Frommer joined Shomrei Torah in July 2013 and today directs the synagogue’s music program, which includes an extensive musical liturgy, choir direction, religious school music education, and various Lifelong Learning classes. He also leads the Shomrei Torah house band, and performs at special events. Cantor Frommer received his investiture from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. In addition to serving Congregation Shomrei Torah, Cantor David is a chaplain in the California Army National Guard. He is married to Rabbi Carla Fenves, who is on the rabbinic staff of Congregation Emanu-el in San Francisco.

Click here to read more about Cantor David and to find links to downloadable sound files.


Office Staff

Denise Harrison, Senior Administrative Assistant,
Patty Foss, Bookkeeper,
Julie Caldwell, Rabbinic Assistant,

Malcolm McElheney, Youth & Music Coordinator,
Rich Sleeper, Garin Hash, Building Maintenance