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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
Board Chair Harold Handler with former chair Al Engelberg, receiving proclamation from the City of New York in honor of Plaza's tenth anniversary.

Officers & Executive Committee

Harold Handler

Geoffrey Colvin
Vice Chair

Barry Winograd

Karen Adler

Rachel Neumark Herlands

Alfred Engelberg
Honorary Chair


Steve Axinn

Moshe Greenberg

Peter Joseph

Joel Kazis

Steve Rappaport

Michael A. Varet

Ethan Horwitz

Irvin Rosenthal

Frank E. Linde

Howard Sharfstein

Lynn Korda Kroll

Robert Wolf

Heidi D. Silverstone

Nadine Habousha Cohen

Ann R. Yerman

Toby Weiss

Alan Cohen

Rabbi Adam Mintz
Kehilat Rayim Ahuvim

Rabbi Arthur Schneier
Park East Synagogue

Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun

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

Rabbi Mychal Springer
Jewish Theological Seminary

Alan Trager
CEO, Westchester Jewish Community Services

Rabbi Lester Bronstein
Bet Am Shalom

Rabbi Neil Zuckerman
Park Avenue Synagogue

Cantor Rebecca Garfein
Congregation Rodeph Sholom

Rabbi Gordon Tucker
Temple Israel Center of White Plains

Rabbi Joy Levitt
Executive Director, JCC in Manhattan

Rabbi Andy Bachman
92nd Street Y

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

Rabbi David Ingber
Founder of Romemu

Rabbi Michael Strassfeld

Rabbi Jan Uhrbach
The Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons

Rabbi Shaul Robinson
Lincoln Square Synagogue

Rabbi Joel M Mosbacher
Senior Rabbi at Temple Shaaray Tefila

Rabbi Sara Luria
Executive Director at ImmerseNYC

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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