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Our Staff

Central Synagogue employs 100+ full-time staff positions in more than a dozen departments, including education, membership, finance, communications, technology, development, maintenance, events, and administrative support.

Led by Executive Director Marcia Caban, Central Synagogue hires only the best and brightest talent to deliver the highest quality service to our members. Our staff, which we consider a team, is committed to excellence.

Departments


Executive Administration

Marcia Caban

Executive Director

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2001 or (212) 508-3080

Zach Rolf

Chief of Staff

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4052

Drew Brown

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2002

Adela Ricotta

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2000

Clergy Study

Angela W. Buchdahl

Senior Rabbi

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x1000

Daniel Mutlu

Senior Cantor

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x1000

Maurice A. Salth

Rabbi

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x1000

Ari S. Lorge

Rabbi

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(212) 838-5122 x1000

Daniel S. Ross

Rabbi

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(212) 838-5122 x1000

Peter J. Rubinstein

Rabbi Emeritus

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(212) 838-5122 x1000

Richard Botton

Cantor Emeritus

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x1000

Carrie Connor

Executive Assistant to the Senior Rabbi

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x1011

Keren Eckstein

B’nei Mitzvah Program Manager

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x1015

Lori Dubin

Executive Assistant to the Senior Cantor

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x1016

Alle Singer

Clergy Assistant

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(212) 838-5122 x1012

Paige Tessler

Clergy Assistant

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(212) 838-5122 x1013

Andrew Mandel

Rabbinic Intern, The Neighborhood

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Music and Audio Visual

David Strickland

Music Director

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x1007

Misa Iwama

Assistant Music Director

[email protected]

Jesse Lauter

Director of Production

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x3012

Adult Engagement

Nicole Auerbach

Rabbi, Director of Congregational Engagement

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4042

Hilly Haber

Rabbi, Director of Social Justice Organizing and Education

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4034

Sarah Berman

Rabbi, Director of Adult Education

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x1009

Carolyn Roesler

Program Manager for Adult Education and Volunteerism

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x3043

Chelsea Werde

Administrative Assistant, Adult Engagement and Center for Exploring Judaism

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4105

Jackie Pykon, LCSW

Dorot Social Worker

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x5091

Andrew Mandel

Rabbinic Intern, The Neighborhood

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Center for Exploring Judaism

Lisa Rubin

Rabbi, Director of the Center for Exploring Judaism

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x5002

April Davis

Rabbi, Center for Exploring Judaism

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(212) 838-5122 x4044

Chelsea Werde

Administrative Assistant, Adult Engagement and Center for Exploring Judaism

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4105

Youth & Family Engagement

Rebecca Rosenthal

Rabbi, Director of Youth and Family Education

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(212) 838-5122 x4031

Amy Martin

Director of Family Engagement

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4038

Rena Allen

Director of Developmental Learning & Special Education

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4044

Maria Marzullo

Youth and Family Education Operations Coordinator

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4033

Kazue Thomas

Youth and Family Engagement Administrator

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4041

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Manager of Family Engagement Music & Central Tots

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x3041

Jordana Kristel

Director of Camp Central & Nursery School Teacher

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4014

LCLJ (K–12 Engagement)

Rebecca Rosenthal

Rabbi, Director of Youth and Family Education

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4031

Merissa Hochberg

Director of the Lese Center for Living Judaism

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4048

Rina Bergman

Assistant Director of the LCLJ

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4271

Eve Morin

Assistant Director of the LCLJ

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4040

Jeremy Sipe

LCLJ Educator and Songleader

[email protected]

Early Childhood Center

Cindy Grebow

Director of Early Childhood Education

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4001

Stephanie Flugman

Assistant Early Childhood Director

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4006

Liz Johnson

Early Childhood Department Coordinator

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4003

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Manager of Family Engagement Music & Central Tots

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x3041

Seka Bosanac-Popovic

Nursery School Teacher

[email protected]

Maryssa Brenner

Nursery School Teacher

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Jeni Byers

Nursery School Teacher

[email protected]

Elva Card

Nursery School Teacher

[email protected]

Susan Drucker

Nursery School Teacher

[email protected]

Chloe Heymann

Nursery School Teacher

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Dara Kane

Nursery School Teacher

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Jordana Kristel

Director of Camp Central & Nursery School Teacher

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(212) 838-5122 x4014

Bridget Meyer

Nursery School Teacher

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Suzanne Ramjattan

Nursery School Teacher

[email protected]

Jaime Scher

Nursery School Teacher

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Jacqueline Sikowitz

Nursery School Teacher

[email protected]

Sue Stiner

Nursery School Teacher & Admissions Coordinator

[email protected]

Barbara Tanenbaum

Nursery School Teacher

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Susy Wrizar

Nursery School Teacher

[email protected]

Communications

Nick Obourn

Director of Marketing and Communications

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2031

Yohanna Castellanos

Communications Manager

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x6091

Jessica Fleitman

Communications Manager

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2007

Development

Pamela Goldstein

Director of Development

[email protected]ensyn.org

(212) 838-5122 x2009

Parissa Zecher

Development Associate

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2022

Events

Steve Weingord

Events Manager

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x3002

Samantha Lavine

Events Manager

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x3003

Finance

Judy Zipkowitz

Chief Financial Officer

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2011

Sherwin Sagawa

Finance Manager

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2013

Tom Cunningham

Finance Planning Manager

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4274

Donna McQuillan

Payroll Manager / Accounts Payable

mcquil[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2016

Yev Temirbulatov

Billing Services Manager

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2012

Human Resources

Beth Clausen

Director of Human Resources

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2014

Sharon Mann

Human Resources Associate

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x3005

Membership

Elizabeth Brown

Director of Member Experience & Technology

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2003

Rachael Harvey

Assistant Director of Membership

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2006

Rosalia Morreale

Membership Coordinator

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x3007

Technology

Mike Nario

IT Manager

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2005

Al Nicoletti

IT Support Analyst

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2004

Tudor Ceara

OpenTent Salesforce Support Engineer

[email protected]

Eric Kessler

OpenTent Salesforce Support Engineer

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Madalyn Kimlick

OpenTent Salesforce Support Engineer

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x2002

Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance

Contracted through Aramark Corporation

Alan Barto

Director of Facilities

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x3004

Lidia Vargas

Custodial Manager

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x3006

Carl Lesko

Facilities Manager

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x3011

Nathan Williams

Breakfast Program Coordinator

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x4270

Carlos De Oliviera

Stephen Harris

Calvin Hill

Mayra Mendez

Eric Rodriguez

Security

Contracted through Allied Universal Security Services

Brian Vaughan

Director of Security

[email protected]

(212) 838-5122 x3009