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Clergy

Rabbi Jay M. Stein, D.D.

Rabbi Jay Stein received his ordination, an M.A. in Jewish Education and a B.A. in Jewish Philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. In addition, he received a B.A., Sociology from Columbia University. From 1990-1991, he served as an Alef-Alef Fellow in Jewish Education at Tel Aviv University.

In 1993, Rabbi Stein was awarded The Lowenfeld Prize in Practical Theology from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. In 1995, Rabbi Stein was named a Wexner Rabbinic Fellow. In 2021 he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. 

He has co-published articles on the subject of domestic violence in the Rabbinical Assembly Newsletter and Outlook Magazine, as well as authored a chapter in the Resource Guide for Rabbis on Domestic Violence published by Jewish Women International. Rabbi Stein has served as a national consultant in the area of Jewish supplemental high school education, as well as the Rabbinic Advisor to the Israel's Ministry of Tourism. He founded and headed a regional think tank for rabbis serving as spiritual leaders in Solomon Schechter Day Schools, and is a certified counselor in chemical dependence.

Rabbi Stein was a member of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards and has authored papers on Special Needs Jewish Education, Ritual in the Synagogue and Physician Strikes. In his spare time he runs and does yoga. Most recently Rabbi Stein has authored his first Novel entitled Found in Thought available through Amazon. Rabbi Stein is married to Sharon Gross and he is the proud father of Adi, Nina, Gavi, Mia and Yasi.

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Visit Rabbi Stein's YouTube channel.

Cantor Anna May

Cantor Anna Chapman May is excited to be serving as the cantor at the Greenburgh Hebrew Center. She is passionate about Jewish music, education and liturgy, and graduated in May 2019 from the H. L. Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

A native New Yorker, she grew up in Brooklyn and has spent most of her life here. The daughter of a classical pianist and a musicologist, she grew up surrounded by music, playing piano, and singing in choirs. She spent two years living and working in Jerusalem, which is where she first began her studies of cantorial music.

Cantor May has served as a student cantor at Congregation Brothers of Israel in Newtown, PA as well as Congregation Beth El in New London, CT. In 2018 she performed in the Dellheim cantorial concert "From Bima to Broadway" at Congregation Beth Tzedec in Calgary, Alberta. She has also performed in cantorial concerts at the Jewish Theological Seminary and in New London, CT.

She has also worked as a chaplain at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and at Project ORE, a program for marginalized seniors.

Cantor May holds a BFA in photography from New York University, a M.S. in Art Education and Masters of Information Science from Queens College, and a Masters of Sacred music from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

She is married to Scott May, and currently lives in Westchester County.

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Rabbi Emeritus Barry Kenter

Rabbi Barry A. Kenter, a GreenFaith Fellow, was rabbi of the Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Dobbs Ferry, New York from 1984 to 2015. He is currently GHC's Rabbi Emeritus.

A native Californian, he was graduated from California State University at Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Standard Secondary Teaching Credential. He was a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellow at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium where he was awarded both first and second licenses with distinction, the first in Political Science; the second in International Relations and Comparative Political Science. He holds a Bachelor of Hebrew Literature degree from the University of Judaism and Master of Arts degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which ordained him in 1980. In June 2011, he was inducted as one of 25 fellow 2011 class of GreenFaith Fellows. GreenFaith, an interfaith organization, believes that the world's great religions see the sacred in nature and teach respect for the earth. He serves as an adjunct professor at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry. Rabbi Kenter returned to the Seminary several years ago and was awarded a Doctor of Hebrew Literature degree in Medieval Jewish Studies in May, 2014.

After retiring from GHC Rabbi Kenter served as interim rabbi in Greenville, South Carolina, Manhattan, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Officers

President
Robin Rosenberg
Executive VP
Deborah Jagoda
Executive Secretary
Meredith Rusoff
Recording Secretary
Andrew Jagoda
Treasurer
Jeffrey Liss
VP of Education
Shara Sheinberg
VP of Fundraising
Scott Krady
VP of Management
Michael Feinkind
VP of Membership
Leslie Liss
VP of Religious Affairs
Michael Katz
VP of Security
Burt Garson
VP of Technology
Davin Milun

Committee Chairs

Financial Liaison
Vic Freeman
Adult Education & Cultural Affairs
Lisa Goldman
Youth
Nancy Silverman

 

Volunteers

B'nai Mitzvah
Stephanie Luftig (bmitzvah@ghcny.org)
Campus Connection
Elyse Milun (college@ghcny.org)
Caring Community
Sheila Greenwald (caring@ghcny.org)
Cemetery
Bruce Segall (Bruce.Segall@ghcny.org
Empty Nesters
Howard Baskin
Rhonda Baskin (emptynesters@ghcny.org)
Green Team
 (Greening@ghcny.org)
Hamvaser
Willys Kals (Hamvaser@ghcny.org
Israel Team
Mark Sloane (Israel@ghcny.org)
Kiddush
Leslie Liss (Kiddush@ghcny.org)
Marketing
Shiran Pasternak
Mah Jongg
Sharon Gross (PlayMahjongg@ghcny.org)
Men's Club
Howard Baskin (mensclub@ghcny.org)
David Luftig (mensclub@ghcny.org)
Religious School Board
 
Religious School PTA
Karen Ecker Greenbarg
Shara Sheinberg
Sisterhood
Allyn Salpeter (Sisterhood@ghcny.org)
Social Action
Adam Bass (Sato@ghcny.org)
Tree of Life
Bruce Segall (Bruce.Segall@ghcny.org
Usher Squad
Naomi Feinkind (Naomi.Feinkind@ghcny.org)
Yiddish Club
Paul Bialowas (Paul.Bialowas@ghcny.org)

Camp Funds:                                           Ada Menaker (camp@ghcny.org)

Board of trustees

  • Jeffrey Abergel
  • Andrea Anger
  • Paul Bialowas
  • Michael Feinkind
  • Victor Freeman
  • Burt Garson
  • Lisa Goldman
  • Andrew Jagoda
  • Deborah Jagoda
  • Inna Kapilevich
  • Michael Katz
  • Scott Krady
  • Jeffrey Liss
  • Leslie Liss
  • David Luftig
  • Stephanie Luftig
  • Ada Menaker
  • Davin Milun
  • Elyse Milun
  • Shiran Pasternak
  • Robin Rosenberg
  • Meredith Rusoff
  • Jacki Samolsky
  • Shara Sheinberg
  • Nancy Silverman
  • Lori Sloane
Fri, June 14 2024 8 Sivan 5784