08/2/2017

About Gail & Myles Simpson

Gail and Myles Simpson have taken different paths to their shared goal of making a difference in the lives of Jewish men and women.

Gail combines her love of Israel with her passion for helping women by working in NA’AMAT.  In 1972 she helped start Shira Chapter in the Valley; later she joined Nili chapter, and in 2012 started Mitzvah Chapter in the Conejo Valley.  She has held many chapter positions including president and now serves on the SFV Council.  She’s been on the national Executive Board for several years and currently is Membership VP. A native Californian, Gail attended LA Hebrew High and Camp Ramah.   She was a Special Ed Teacher for 27 years and then taught AP classes.

Myles focused his volunteer activities on helping advance Conservative Judaism at the international, regional and local levels.  He is a past President of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, a past Chair of the FJMC Foundation for Jewish Life, and has served on the Boards of the Ziegler School, JTS, and Mercaz USA.  Myles is past president of Temple Etz Chaim of Thousand Oaks, where he also served as Men’s Club president and VP of Religion and Worship.  A transplanted New Yorker, he worked in consulting and aerospace where he was an engineering manager. 

Gail and Myles have been married 47 years.  Thanks to their three amazing sons and their wives they have seven wonderful grandchildren. Chasing after them keeps them young!  Between grandkids and volunteer work they have a very satisfying retirement.