Our Trustees

At Central Synagogue

Abigail Pogrebin
Abigail Pogrebin
President
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Abigail Pogrebin is a columnist for The Forward and the author of two books published by Doubleday—Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish and One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I’ve Learned about Everyone’s Struggle to be Singular.

Abigail has been a Central trustee since 2011 and has served on the executive committee since 2012. For the last five years, she and her daughter have volunteered at Central’s Breakfast Program. She is also a trustee for The Doe Fund: Ready, Willing and Able, where she teaches memoir writing to the formerly homeless and incarcerated.

Abigail was an Emmy-nominated producer for Mike Wallace and Ed Bradley at “60 Minutes,” and before that, for Charlie Rose, Bill Moyers, MacNeil/Lehrer, and Fred W. Friendly at PBS. She co-authored the “Most Influential 50 Rabbis” list for Newsweek, and has written for New York Magazine, Salon, Tablet, Harper’s Bazaar, and the Daily Beast. Abigail moderates an interview series at the JCC in Manhattan, and has anchored programs at 92Y and The Skirball Center. She has been a keynote speaker at Federations and JCCs around the country and gave the opening plenary address at the Global Hillel Conference in 2014.

A graduate of Yale University, Abigail lives in New York City with her husband, David Shapiro, and their two children.


 


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