Noémie Taylor-Rosner, co-Founder and Vice-President – Noémie was born in Paris in 1983. She is a graduate of the Institute of Political Science (“Sciences Po Paris”) and has worked as a reporter and US correspondent for French media in California since 2011. When she is not working on a new story about immigration or global warming, she spends a lot of time thinking about ways to bring more Jewish programming and Culture to Los Angeles.
In 2008-2009, she spent a year in Jerusalem, studying Talmud and other Jewish texts at the Conservative Yeshiva, a masorti egalitarian learning center in Israel. In 2013-2014, she was a fellow at NewGround, a Muslim-Jewish partnership for Change. She is also passionate about Jewish vegetarian cooking, literature and the preservation of the Jewish historical heritage of Europe and America.
Rabbi Jason Rosner, co-Founder and President – For years Rabbi Rosner listened as friends and colleagues expressed ideas for programs, innovative religious services, art classes, and lecture series. In an effort to offer a channel for unrealized Jewish intellectual and spiritual curiosity, Rabbi Rosner co-founded OSC with his wife Noémie.
Rabbi Rosner is a hospice chaplain and has a background in pulpit work and fundraising. He was ordained by Hebrew Union College and is a member of the CCAR. In addition to rabbinic work, he enjoys teaching about Jewish history, specializing in historical context and making the culture and religion approachable without sacrificing depth. He also is also dedicated to the pleasures of picnicking and the interesting blend of people who make up the rich tapestry of Southern California life.
Please feel free to reach out to him by email at Rabbi.Rosner@gmail.com or by phone at (714) 352-1815.