GREENBURGH HEBREW CENTER

Greenburgh Hebrew Center is a warm, inclusive, egalitarian, participatory Jewish congregation located in central Westchester County. We are a joyous and spirited community that welcomes you to join with us as we celebrate, learn, and perform tikkun olam, social action to repair the world. We welcome singles and families, including interfaith and non-traditional families. Visit their website >

SPARK Team Members

B.A. Columbia University, B.A. The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Ma Jewish Education and Ordination JTSA. Rabbi Stein served as an Alef-Alef Fellow Tel Aviv University. Lowenfeld Prize in Practical Theology JTSA. Wexner Rabbinic Fellow. Certified Counselor in Chemical Dependence. Member of the Committee on Jewish Laws and Standards of the Conservative Movement. Rabbi Stein has authored numerous articles and forthcoming novel Found In Thought. With his wife, Sharon, they have eight children combined.

Rabbi Jay M. Stein

Team Leader

Born and raised on Long Island, my childhood revolved around synagogue and music. I was an active USYer, and played several instruments. I attended college at SUNY Albany, then SUNY Downstate for Medical School. I met my husband during residency and we settled in Westchester. We have 2 sons, ages 25 and 22. We have been members at GHC for the past 20 years. Besides being president, I also prepare the weekly Shabbat Kiddush luncheons with a past president. I work as a rheumatologist in Northern Westchester. In my "spare" time, I enjoy knitting and beading, as well as cooking.

Lori Sloane

I am a software engineer at Microsoft specializing in user experience and cloud computing. I have been an active member of Greenburgh Hebrew Center for several years, working on marketing activities and design. I live with my wife and two beautiful daughters in Irvington, NY.

Shiran Pasternak

As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor who was very active in all things Jewish, I am grateful for the opportunity to do all I can to support Judaism. I am a member of the Greenburgh Hebrew Center, where I had my Bat Mitzvah and regularly attended Hebrew School and Shabbat services. Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY, is where I attended Hebrew High.  In addition, I have visited Israel, have family there, and travelled throughout the USA with USY on Wheels. At Camp Ramah in Valley Cottage, NY, I was the B'shul Assistant. I am honored to be a part of SPARK.

Martha Rosenberg

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