Our Trustees

At Central Synagogue

Carol Ostrow
Carol Ostrow
Trustee

Carol Ostrow is the Producing Director of The Flea, the award-winning off-off-Broadway theater located in Tribeca. She was Producing Director of the Classic Stage Company as well as the founder of The Powerhouse Theater. Carol has been an adjunct professor of theater at Vassar College, Chatham College, and McGill University. Carol is a new trustee of Vassar College as well as a new board member of The MacDowell Colony, the oldest arts colony in the U.S. In addition she is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Yale Drama School, on the Board of Directors of the National Psoriasis Foundation and an enthusiastic board member of LAVA, an acrobatic dance collective in Brooklyn.  She is a Wall Street Journal Expert, where she writes on entrepreneurs for the paper’s online edition.

Carol and her family joined Central in the fall of 2001 when they moved to New York City from Montreal, Quebec. She has been a Trustee of Central Synagogue for the past six years and has also served on the Executive Committee.  She is married to Michael Graff (Managing Director at Warburg Pincus LLC).  They have four children; daughters Anabel, Emily, and Candace, and son Jesse.

 


 


Our Trustees

Abigail Pogrebin
Abigail Pogrebin

President

Barbara Brill
Barbara Brill

Vice President

Jeremy Fielding
Jeremy Fielding

Vice President

Shonni Silverberg
Shonni Silverberg

Vice President

Joe Sofer
Joe Sofer

Vice President

Richard Markowitz
Richard Markowitz

Treasurer

Moses Silverman
Moses Silverman

Secretary

Michael Gamzon
Michael Gamzon

Officer at Large

Brad  Bernstein
Brad Bernstein

Trustee

Ellen Cogut
Ellen Cogut

Trustee

Lynn Finkel
Lynn Finkel

Trustee

Michael Gould
Michael Gould

Trustee

Bruce Gutkin
Bruce Gutkin

Trustee

Alan  Herman
Alan Herman

Trustee

Nino Magliocco
Nino Magliocco

Trustee

Jay Mandelbaum
Jay Mandelbaum

Trustee

Jon May
Jon May

Trustee

Shelly Mitchell
Shelly Mitchell

Trustee

Claudia Morse
Claudia Morse

Trustee

Ellen Oppenheim
Ellen Oppenheim

Trustee

Carol Ostrow
Carol Ostrow

Trustee

Valerie Peltier
Valerie Peltier

Trustee

Beth Rustin
Beth Rustin

Trustee

Jill Seigerman
Jill Seigerman

Trustee

Stephen  Siegel
Stephen Siegel

Trustee

Erica Tishman
Erica Tishman

Trustee

Jeffrey Wilks
Jeffrey Wilks

Trustee

David B. Edelson
David B. Edelson

Honorary President

Kenneth H. Heitner
Kenneth H. Heitner

Honorary President

Howard F. Sharfstein
Howard F. Sharfstein

Honorary President

Michael J. Weinberger
Michael J. Weinberger

Honorary President

Alfred D. Youngwood
Alfred D. Youngwood

Honorary President