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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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 Steinhart at 914-948-2800 ext.145.

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Mara Braunfeld, Director of Learning and Engagement

Originally from Texas, Mara's identity and early Jewish experiences were strongly influenced by her family, participation in youth groups, and summers spent at camp. She believes deeply that Jewish education is a lifelong journey that should be meaningful, challenging, dynamic, and inspiring. Mara earned a BA from Brandeis University and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Prior to joining TIC, Mara served for five years as the Director of the Wasserman Center for Family Life and Director of Programs for Infants + Young Children at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, helping to build community and foster growth and development at all ages and stages. Before that she was the Director of Education at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners, NY where she led a large and diverse K-12 religious school, developed and implemented a vision for Jewish education, and created curriculum and family programming. Mara is also a Board member of Kehilat Hadar and a member of the Education Advisory Council of Camp Ramah in the Berkshires.  She lives in Manhattan with her husband Daniel and their three incredible children, Ronit, Ravi and Hana.

Contact Mara Braunfeld at 914-948-2800 ext. 122.