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


Sherry Birnbaum


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


Robert Kanter


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
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


Howard Rubin


Harriet Schleifer


Rabbi Arthur Schneier


Howard Sharfstein


Heidi D. Silverstone


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


Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz


Rabbi Michael Strassfeld


Rabbi Gordon Tucker
Temple Israel Center of White Plains


Rabbi Jan Uhrbach
The Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons


Toby Weiss


Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn
The Conservative Synagogue


Robert Wolf


Baruch Baruch Yehudah
Bnai Adath


Ann R. Yerman


Julia Zeuner


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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