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.

Officers & Executive Committee

Geoffrey Colvin


Rachel Neumark Herlands
Vice Chair


Howard Rubin


Harold Handler
Honorary Chair


Robert Kanter
B’nai Jeshrun
Rabbi Elie Weinstock

President of New York Board of Rabbis

Karen Adler
Vice Chair


Ethan Horwitz
Vice Chair


Barry N. Winograd


Alfred Engelberg
Honorary Chair


Julia Zeuner
Director Hyman Brown 60+ Program at 92Y




Joseph S. Allerhand
Met Council


Rabbi Steve Axinn


Rabbi Andy Bachman


Dr. Jeannie Blaustein
ReImagine End of Life


Rabbi Amy Bolton


Rabbi Lester Bronstein
Bet Am Shalom


Rabbi Ayelet Cohen
New Israel Fund


Alan Cohen


Nadine Habousha Cohen


Rabbi Jackie Koch Ellenson


Rabbi Steven Exler
Hebrew Institute of Riverdale- The Bayit


Rabbi Joanna Samuels
Executive Director of the Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan


Moshe Greenberg


Matt Hiltzik


Rabbi David Ingber


Peter Joseph


Tom Kamber
Senior Planet/OATS


Joel Kazis


Rabbi Georgette Kennebrae


Lynn Korda Kroll


Rabbi Ben Spratt
Senior Rabbi of Congregation Rodeph Shalom


Frank E. Linde


Rabbi Sara Luria
Co-founder of Beloved Brooklyn


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


Howard Sharfstein


Heidi D. Silverstone


Rabbi Mychal Springer
Manager of Clinical Pastors Education at NY Presbyterian Hospital


Rabbi Josh Stanton
East End Temple


Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun


Rabbi Michael Strassfeld


Rabbi Rachel Timoner
Congregation Beth Elohim Brooklyn


Rabbi Gordon Tucker
Temple Israel Center of White Plains


Rabbi Jan Uhrbach
The Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons


Toby Weiss


Robert Wolf


Rabbi Baruch Yehudah
Bnai Adath


Rabbi Neil Zuckerman
Park Avenue Synagogue


Gillian Rittmaster
LCSW, Director of health and healing services at Westchester Jewish Community Services


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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