Director, Stephanie Streja
Stephanie is passionate about Judaic music and teaching and believes in making the Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation process a fun and meaningful experience for the student and family. Stephanie has been tutoring and preparing Bar/Bat Mitzvah students for years understanding and meeting the needs of each individual student. Her experience and love of Torah infuses her teaching and creates an engaging and enjoyable learning experience for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah student. Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice & Opera and Music Education from Northwestern University and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Conducting from the University of California, Irvine. For the last decade, Stephanie has been working with the Wood River Jewish Community in Sun Valley, ID leading Shabbat services and holiday celebrations throughout the year and instructing all of the community’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah students in her capacity as the Director of Children’s Education. Also in Sun Valley, she is the Director of the Choral & Opera Department for the Sun Valley Symphony’s Summer Music Workshops. Primarily she serves as the Choir Director at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks, CA where she is also a Trope Specialist. She has formerly held positions as Choir Director at Congregation Shir Ha’ma-alot in Irvine, CA and Judaic Music Specialist at the Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge, CA. She happily resides with her husband, daughter, and dogs in West Hills, CA.