Elementary & Middle School

15365 Magnolia Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Tel: (818) 783-3663        Fax: (818) 783-3739

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Early Childhood Center

12732 Chandler Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607

Tel: (818) 980-0155        Fax: (818) 980-6908

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Administrative Staff



Michelle Gurstein- Executive Assistant to the Head of School


Michelle Gurstein was born in New York and was primarily raised here in the San Fernando Valley.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from UCLA in 1992.  After college, Michelle met and married Ken Gurstein in 1994 and they have four children.  Two of her children are Emek Alumni and her youngest is in second grade here at Emek.  Michelle joined the Emek team in December 2014 as Emek’s Admissions and Development Assistant.  She is also Rabbi Shifman’s Executive Assistant and is Project Manager for Generations LA.


To contact Michelle Gurstein, email mgurstein@emek.org.





Sandra R'bibo- Director of Admissions and Marketing 


Sandra R'bibo was born in Paris, France and was raised in Los Angeles. She received her Master's Degree in Behavioral and Clinical Psychology from California State University of Northridge. She married Ben R'bibo in 1997 and together they have five beautiful sons. She began "working" at Emek by volunteering to chair many of their events. Eventually her passion for the school led her to work as Events Coordinator and later as Director of Admissions and Marketing. Two of her five boys have graduated from Emek and are currently attending Valley Torah High School. The other three boys remain by her side at Emek.  


To contact Sandra R'bibo, email srbibo@emek.org









Elena Gallud, PHR- Human Resources Manager

To contact Elena Gallud, email egallud@emek.org 










Esther Malka- School Registrar




To contact Esther Malka, email emalka@emek.org














Ken Feinberg- Director of Finance and Operations 



To contact Ken Feinberg, email kfeinberg@emek.org