Manetto Hill Jewish Center (MHJC) is a conservative, egalitarian synagogue that creates a warm and inviting home to secure the lifelong spiritual, educational and fellowship needs of our members and the community at large, dedicated to the greater Jewish community and the State of Israel.

SPARK Team Members

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With semicha from Yeshivas Chaim Berlin and an M.S in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University, Rabbi Neil Schuman has served small synagogues across the country. Now, Rabbi Neil is the spiritual leader of Manetto Hill Jewish Center, striving to find the balance between innovation and tradition.

Rabbi Neil Schuman

Team Leader


My family has lived in Plainview for over thirty years, and we’ve been active in Manetto Hill Jewish Center, both spiritually and serving in a variety of lay leadership positions. On a personal note I’m happily married, have two great daughters and three amazing grandsons I work part-time as a physical therapist, and like to fill my spare time with family and friends.

Marilyn Morris


Since I moved to Plainview, Long Island, over twenty-nine years ago, I have been an active member of Manetto Hill Jewish Center. My involvement in MHJC includes chairing several committees, being on the Board of Directors and having served in various positions on the Executive Board of MHJC. I am an attorney with my own practice in Brooklyn. I am very happily married and have three incredible children.

Sharon Dashow

Not pictured: Neil Galfunt, Mara Blatt