Our Staff

At Central Synagogue

Zach Rolf
Chief of Staff
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Zach has been involved in Jewish engagement, education, and staff development for more than 15 years. He holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Skidmore
College, an M.A. in Jewish Education from HUC-JIR, and is a member of the Wexner Field Fellowship.

Zach began his career as an elementary school teacher in the New York City public schools. For over a decade, including during his time as a school teacher, he spent every summer working at the URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA, ultimately serving as the Assistant Director of their day camp for many years.

He joined the Central Synagogue team in 2009 as a full-time educator and subsequently served as Director of Youth Engagement, and Director of the LCLJ.  During this time, he was awarded the Young Pioneer Award from The Jewish Education Project.

Before returning back to Central in 2019, Zach held the role of Director of Learning & Engagement at Temple Emanuel in Denver, CO. where he supervised the directors of all education and engagement programming for the 2,000-family congregations, including the Nursery School, K-12 Religious School, Youth & Adult Engagement, and Shwayder Camp.

He and his wife, Hadley, live in Brooklyn with their daughter Lulu.  In his spare time Zach enjoys cooking, exploring the city’s parks, taking in live music, and a good Farmer’s Market.