Our JFS SV staff represents a diversity of backgrounds, many years of expertise, and the empathy to respond to community needs quickly, appropriately and effectively.

Executive Director
Mindy Berkowitz, MSW, MA
mindyb@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7455


Director of Clinical and Social Services
Lisa Warner, LCSW
lisaw@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7456​

Social Services Case Manager (Seniors)
Avital Agam, BSW
avitala@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7450


Development Manager
Allison Zur, MSW
allisonz@jfssv.org

(408) 357-7491


Resettlement Coordinator
Azita Eshagh, AA
azitae@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7457


Vocational Case Manager
Caroline Golpashin, BA
carolineg@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7449

Career Counselor
Chad Lama, MS
chadl@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7459


Senior Services Social Worker
Zara Musayeva, MSW, MA

zaram@jfssv.org

(408) 947-7256


Coordinator of Holocaust Survivor
and Emigre Services

Galina Chyorny, MA
galinac@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7458



JFS SV Staff

Call Us: 408.556.0600

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14855 Oka Road, Suite 202, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Telephone: (408) 556-0600  |  Fax: (408) 551-0091  |  jfs@jfssv.org


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Tirhas T. receives the Michelle Gabriel Inspiration and Achievement Award at 2018 Annual Meeting. The award is given to a refugee who has gained VESL proficiency, become gainfully employed, made significant progress to help herself and her family to attain economic self-sufficiency, and serves as an inspiration to other JFS refugee students.

Presenting the award are Chad Lama and Natalie Lazar.

Executive Director Mindy Berkowitz receives the 2018 Vlada Gelfond Visionary Award from Lisa Warner (left) and Vlada Gelfon (right) at the 2018 Annual Meeting.






Director of Refugee and Career Services
Zoya Lazer, MLS
zoyal@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7452


Manager of Community and Volunteer Engagement
Lori Cinnamon, MBA
loric@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7467


Coordinator of VESL Education
Natalie Lazar, BA
(408) 357-7448


Project NOAH Social Worker

Sandra Pannell, MA

sandrap@jfssv.org

(408) 357-7425


Volunteer Coordinator
Sheila Monheit, MS
sheilam@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7451


Finance Manager
Tami Levi, MA
tamil@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7454


Administration Manager
Elena Kulvets, MS
jfs@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7406


Administrative Assistant
Valerie Barron, AA
valerieb@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7542