Administration Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Office is closed for lunch between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Gordon Lustig began leading music for Friday night services at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont, California when he was 12 years old. Just out of high school he was asked to be a song leader at UAHC Camp Swig in Saratoga, CA. Gordon composed the song “Hine Tov M’od,” based on B’reisheet when he was only 19 years old and that song is now sung all over the world. He worked at Swig every summer for the next 6 years where he song lead, composed, arranged, and continued to keep the bar high after Debbie Friedman ended her tenure at Swig. Gordon also co-produced the second recording at camp called, “Mi-libeinu - A Song from Our Heart”.
Gordon is essentially a self-taught guitarist. At age 25 he attended the prestigious Dick Grove School of Music in Studio City, CA. Upon graduating from the Grove School Gordon composed the main themes and background music for television sit-coms, including “Chicken Soup” starring Jackie Mason and Lynn Redgrave. He composed music for “One People, Many Stories,” a Jewish short story series which aired yearly on National Public Radio. Gordon has produced recordings by various artists from Ladino singer Judy Frankel, to the Jewish rock band Mah Tovu.
Gordon’s involvement in camps, synagogues, and Jewish music has influenced countless children and adults over the years and continues to inspire with his musicianship and humor.
Gordon Lustig's Shalom Rav
Mimi has been an Early Childhood and Family Educator for many years. She really enjoys bringing Jewish traditions to young children and their families through music, singing, stories, puppets, and movement. Mimi has 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren with her husband Irving ( of "Irving's Premium Challah"....a family business with their son Ben ).