Etta Heber, a career educator in both formal and informal public education, joined the CJS staff as Executive Director, in October 2014. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley, Etta earned a master’s degree in education from California State University, Sonoma, and holds both a Standard Teaching and Administrative Services credential. She has been the Principal Investigator on numerous federal and foundation grants, and a co-author on several publications. As a child of Holocaust survivors, a native Yiddish speaker, and a temple board member, with strong personal ties to Israel, she is eager to work with students, faculty, and staff to strengthen Jewish studies at UC Berkeley.