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Rabbi David K. Holtz
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Rabbi David Holtz was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 1987. After serving six years as the Associate Rabbi at Har Sinai Congregation in Baltimore, he was called to the pulpit of Temple Beth Abraham in 1993, where he is in his his 28th year as spiritual leader.
In addition to his many congregational responsibilities, Rabbi Holtz is very involved in the local community. He is a past-president of the Westchester Board of Rabbis, made up of rabbis of every denomination. He has chaired the Rivertowns Clergy Association, which works to improve interfaith relations, and which serves as an important moral voice in the community. He has twice served as president of the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns, a service organization which helps fund local and international non-profits. He also teaches community-wide Adult Education courses, and is a guest-speaker on a variety of subjects. Rabbi Holtz lives in White Plains with his wife, Renée, and their three children, Yoni, Avi and Shira.
Cantor Margot E.B. Goldberg
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Cantor Margot Goldberg, fondly known as Cantor Margot, has been serving at Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown, NY since her graduation from Hebrew Union College in 1994. Cantor Margot loves teaching and singing with children of all ages as well as adults. She finds fulfillment in celebrating lifecycle events with the families she has come to know over the years she has been at TBA. Cantor Goldberg is married to Barry Goldberg, a Programmer for IBM. They are the proud parents of Tamir, who is the light of their lives.
Stuart Skolnick, Executive Director
Stuart Skolnick has been the Executive Director at Temple Beth Abraham since January 2013 and in this capacity serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Temple Beth Abraham. He came to TBA after serving as Administrator at Temple Emanu-El in Livingston, NJ and Executive Director at Congregation Beth El in South Orange, NJ. Before entering this field Stuart held various senior management positions in the jewelry manufacturing industry. He also has a strong Judaic background including college course work, graduation from the Florence Melton Adult School and post-Melton courses. Stuart graduated from the University of Rochester and attended business law courses at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
As Executive Director, Stuart watches over the Temple’s calendar, budget, and, together with the facility staff, physical plant. On a daily basis he interacts with the Clergy, Professional Staff, Committee Chairs, and TBA members. His work supports the initiatives of the TBA Board and implements Board policies. Stuart also supervises the production of regular Temple communications including the weekly electronic news, Shabbat Handout, and monthly Bulletin.
Yanira Quiñones, Director of Education
Yanira graduated from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America with a Masters in Jewish Education with a concentration on Congregational Leadership. She completed the iFellows Master’s Concentration in Israel Education at the iCenter in Chicago. Yanira was awarded her bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in Human Development.
Yanira has worked in a variety of educational facilities during her career, including Camp Ramah during the summers, religious school right here at Temple Beth Abraham, an early intervention agency, and in an inclusion classroom at Bank Street College of Education.
Yanira lives in White Plains, New York with her husband and three children and their dog Gracie.
Stessa Peers, Director of Youth Engagement and Social Media Coordinator
OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Lay Leadership At Temple Beth Abraham
Volunteer leaders guide many Temple Beth Abraham activities as members of our Board of Trustees, and committee chairs.
The Board of Trustees is elected at the Annual Congregational Meeting.
|Executive (First) Vice President||ExecutiveVP@tba-ny.org|
|Second Vice President||Herb Baer||VP@tba-ny.org|
|Recording Secretary||Amy Zerman||RecordingSecretary@tba-ny.org|
|Treasurer/Finance Chair||Judith Balsan||Treasurer@tba-ny.org|
|Adult Education||Liz Ross||AdultEd@tba-ny.org|
|Board of Education||Emily Chazen||BoardofEd@tba-ny.org|
|Fundraising & Development||Risa Swersey||Fundraising@tba-ny.org|
|Member Services||Bernice Rogowitz (co-chair)
Loretta London (co-chair)
|Tikkun Olam||Tracy Ostroff||TikkunOlam@tba-ny.org|
|Term Expiring 2022||Julie Gur|
|Term Expiring 2023||Leah Bloom|
|Term Expiring 2024||Shelley Greenspan|
|Immediate Past President||Jennifer Povman|
|Barry S. Agdern||Robert Harris||Farron Roboff|
|Herb Baer||Michael Karnes||Pearl Ann Schwartz|
|Ruth Biloon||Liza Karsten||Dr. Richard Weiner|
|Allison Fine||David Kaufman||Jamie Wilson|
|Dr. Stephen Gerstman||Jennifer Povman||Robert Zinman|