Keri Loventhal has been appointed as the new director of the religious school at Congregation Mishkon Tephilo in Venice, the oldest Conservative synagogue on the Westside and one of the oldest Jewish congregations in Southern California, a congregation spokesperson said.

Loventhal was hired to revamp the school’s curriculum as part of the congregation’s effort to re-imagine its religious school, Rabbi Daniel R. Shevitz said.

The school serves children from kindergarten through bar- and bat-mitvah ages.

The Mishkon Tephilo Religious School will host an “open shul” event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28th to introduce Loventhal.

Activities on the Gan Rivka Playground will include events for both parents and children. Refreshments will be served.

All Mishkon members, parents of current religious school students and those considering enrolling a child are welcome.

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