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Ricka Fisher

It is my honor to serve on the Board of Trustees at Temple Israel of Hollywood.  My husband Albert and I joined TIOH nearly 30 years ago and we treasure many sweet memories. Joyously we celebrated our daughter as a Bat Mitzvah, then following with her Confirmation class and, with our hearts full, her marriage on the same Bima in 2017.

Over these decades, it has been comforting and insightful to discover the myriad talents and skills of our extraordinary Rabbis. Joining the Board at this juncture is especially exciting as we all experience the transition to our new Senior Rabbi Mari Chernow.   My busy professional life curbed my active participation in the TIOH community. For over 25 years I was a Producer and/or Development Executive making TV movies & miniseries. I held senior positions at independent companies, NBC-TV and Disney Studios. In 2005 I made a huge career change to return to my theatre roots, my first love, and all my training and education.  I joined a small nonprofit project that was quietly working to restore and ‘reimagine’ the landmark historic Beverly Hills Post Office.  Soon I was Director of Development, supervising the $70million Capital Campaign that launched and opened the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

I retired in 2014 so that I could finally engage with all the interests and projects that were long my personal goals.  This newfound freedom has allowed me to commit myself more than ever to TIOH and to be of service to a very special community.

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