A conservative, egalitarian synagogue

Professional Staff

MARTY GREENBERG, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Marty is an experienced Jewish communal executive with an extensive history of service to the community. His most recent position was as CEO of ORT America, a national fundraising organization supporting over 250 Jewish schools around the world. He served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Federations of North Americas’ Network of Independent Communities working with 300 small Jewish Federations from Texas to Alaska. Previously Marty directed the Jewish Federations of Stamford, New Canaan and Darien Connecticut and the Jewish Federation of North Jersey. He was the professional leader of the Rosenthal YM-YWHA in Pleasantville and the JCC of Yonkers and the River Towns. In the early part of his career he worked as a clinician providing therapeutic help to families and children, and ran group homes for adults with psychiatric and intellectual disabilities. He holds a MSW degree from Yeshiva University and a Not for Profit Management Certificate from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Marty lives in Riverdale with his wife Debbie who is a senior geriatrics social worker. His two children and their spouses all work for the Jewish community as well. 

Contact Marty Greenberg at 914-948-2800 ext. 119.

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LISA SCHWARTZ, DIRECTOR OF SHORASHIM RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Schwartz.Lisa_8813_TouchedUp500pxLisa Schwartz joined the Temple Israel Center professional staff in 2010 after teaching for fifteen years at the Solomon Schechter School in Rockland County. She has spent most of her life in the field of Jewish education, her passion, in both formal and informal settings, including camps and schools. 

Lisa served as the Assistant Director of Education, before becoming Principal of the Religious School in 2011. 

She is a graduate of SUNY Albany and Iona College, where she received her M.A. Degree in Education. 

Lisa and her family spent ten years living in Israel, at Kibbutz Lotan and Yahel, before relocating to Rockland County, where she currently resides with her husband and two children.

Contact Lisa Schwartz at (914) 948-2800 ext.122.

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PATTY GOLDSTICK, NURSERY SCHOOL DIRECTOR

Goldstick.Patty_8680_TouchedUp500pxPatty Goldstick, the Director of the Temple Israel Center Nursery School since 2011, has a M.A. Degree from the Bank Street College of Education. Most recently, she was Director of Kulanu, a supplemental Hebrew High School in Stamford, CT. Before Kulanu, she worked as a Special Educator in dozens of Nursery schools throughout Westchester and the Bronx, helping children with special needs reach their goals and supporting their families and classroom teachers in the process.

Patty has also worked in the Jewish world for over 15 years and has a strong Judaic background. She is a founding member and former Executive Director of Congregation Tehillah in Riverdale, NY. She was also instrumental in the revitalization of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Manhattan,  where she served as the Director of Family & Youth Activities and then as Director of Programming & Volunteers.

Contact Patty Goldstick at 914-948-2800 ext. 126.

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MICHELLE STEINHART, DIRECTOR OF INCLUSION

Steinhart.Michelle_8852_TouchedUp500pxMichelle has been working in Jewish Education and Jewish Special Education for over twenty years, teaching in day schools and synagogue schools, serving as a counselor in summer camps, and as an advisor in youth groups. She has been at T.I.C. since 1998.
 
Michelle graduated Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women with a B.A. Degree in Education and an Associate’s Degree in Judaic Studies. Michelle went on to earn her M.A. degree in Special Education at Hunter College, specializing in Learning Disorders and Behavior Disorders.  Michelle has led professional development sessions for the T.I.C. staff, Board of Jewish Education and MATAN.  In addition, Michelle serves as a MATAN mentor for Educational Directors looking to bring inclusion and awareness to their synagogue schools.   Michelle is a 2002 recipient of the Grinspoon Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.  Michelle and her husband Yaakov live in Rockland County with their four children, Avi, Shaina, Shael and Shaya.  

Contact Michelle Steinshart at 914-948-2800 ext.145.

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