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Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is comprised of clergy from all denominations (Orthodox, Conservative,
Reform, Reconstructionist and Renewal), executives of social service agencies and community lay leaders.
board of diretors

Officers & Executive Committee

Geoffrey Colvin

Ethan Horwitz

Harold Handler
Honorary Chair

Rachel Neumark Herlands
Executive Committee

Karen Adler
Vice Chair

Barry N. Winograd

Alfred Engelberg
Honorary Chair


Steve Axinn

Rabbi Andy Bachman
Executive Director
Jewish Community Project

Rabbi Michael Boino

Rabbi Amy Bolton

Rabbi Lester Bronstein
Bet Am Shalom

Rabbi Ayelet Cohen
New Israel Fund

Alan Cohen

Nadine Habousha Cohen

Cantor Rebecca Garfein
Congregation Rodeph Sholom

Moshe Greenberg

Rabbi Jackie Koch Ellenson

Rabbi David Ingber

Peter Joseph

Joel Kazis

Rabbi Georgette Kennebrae
West End Synagogue

Lynn Korda Kroll

Rabbi Joy Levitt
Executive Director, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Frank E. Linde

Rabbi Sara Luria
Executive Director at ImmerseNYC

Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun

Rabbi Adam Mintz
Kehilat Rayim Ahuvim

Rabbi Joel M Mosbacher
Senior Rabbi at Temple Shaaray Tefila

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik
Executive Vice President,
New York Board of Rabbis

Steve Rappaport

Rabbi Shaul Robinson
Lincoln Square Synagogue

Irvin Rosenthal

Rabbi Peter Rubinstein
Director of Jewish Community and Bronfman Center for Jewish Life, 92Y

Harriet Schleifer

Rabbi Arthur Schneier

Victoria Schonfeld

Howard Sharfstein

Heidi D. Silverstone

Rabbi Mychal Springer
Jewish Theological Seminary

Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz

Rabbi Michael Strassfeld

Rabbi Gordon Tucker
Temple Israel Center of White Plains

Rabbi Jan Uhrbach
The Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons

Michael A. Varet

Toby Weiss

Robert Wolf

Ann R. Yerman

Rabbi Neil Zuckerman
Park Avenue Synagogue

The above are not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals.


    Plaza Jewish Community Chapel is a not for profit corporation governed by an unpaid Board of Directors that includes rabbis from all of the major denominations, representatives of Jewish social service agencies, individuals who serve as lay leaders in synagogues and Jewish communal organizations. Our mission is to ensure that every member of the Jewish Community receives a dignified and respectful Jewish funeral; to lower the high cost of funerals by eliminating the profit motive and commercialism so often associated with the funeral industry; and to provide appropriate connections to Jewish communal resources that the bereaved may need to cope with emotional or practical problems.
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