WESTCHESTER JEWISH CENTER

Westchester Jewish Center is a Conservative, traditional egalitarian synagogue in Mamaroneck, NY. We are a warm and welcoming community committed to the learning, practice, and celebration of Conservative Jewish life and values. We invite you to join us and pursue your spiritual, cultural, and educational journey as part of our ‘extended family.’

SPARK Team Members

A Westchester County native, David Goldstein has served since 2017 as the Executive Director of the Westchester Jewish Center in Mamaroneck. Prior to WJC, David was the Assistant Executive Director of the Barry & Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center in Oceanside. David previously held positions as the Director of Israel Operations with Young Judaea Global, and for many years in the Boston Jewish community at the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston and Hebrew College, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education. David and his wife Melissa Braverman live in Riverdale and are the proud parents of two daughters: Ranya (17) and Adiella (11).

David Goldstein

Team Leader

Howard Husock is vice president for research and publications at the Manhattan Institute, where he is also director of the Institute’s social entrepreneurship initiative. A City Journal contributing editor, he is the author of Philanthropy Under Fire (2013) and The Trillion-Dollar Housing Mistake: The Failure of American Housing Policy (2003).

Howard Husock

Currently living in Mamaroneck, New York by way of Rabbinical training in Los Angeles and being raised in St. Louis, Missouri, I currently serve as the Assistant Rabbi at the Westchester Jewish Center. I have had a couple stints in Israel working in teen education but the coolest place I traveled was Siberia where I was privileged to lead a bar/bat mitzvah program for Jews from all over Siberia. I: am an avid Saint Louis sports fan, am eagerly awaiting the final season of Game of Thrones(and a lover of pop culture in general), and love to make my own cold brew coffee and experiment culinarily. I recently got married to my lovely wife Lauren and we love spending time with our growing brood of 11 nieces and nephews and traveling the world together(Croatia was our favorite so far!)

Adir Yolkut

Evan Schapiro is currently the global head of video for Future, a UK-based media and events company that connects people with their passions. Schapiro oversees a team of creatives in New York, Utah and the United Kingdom. Previously, he launched Time Inc.'s video initiatives for its award-winning celebrity, entertainment and style brands. Before specializing in digital video, Schapiro positioned some of the world’s most successful entertainment/media properties across publishing, film, television and Broadway theatre. He is a graduate of Boston University College of Communication.

Evan Schapiro

Cantor Ethan Goldberg began serving the Westchester Jewish Center in the fall of 2014. Ethan grew up near Philadelphia and was nurtured along his Jewish journey by his loving family, Adath Israel, Gratz College, HaZamir and Camp Ramah in the Poconos, where he worked as the music director for seven summers and honed many of the skills he brings to his work. He earned his BA in Music (Voice Performance) and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University, where he founded and directed a klezmer band, sang with the Zamir Chorale of Boston and was a gabbai of the Traditional Egalitarian minyan. He then attended the H.L. Miller Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was privileged to study with talented teachers and fellow students both in New York and Jerusalem. He is also currently completing an MA in Jewish Educational Leadership from the Davidson School of Education at JTS. Ethan’s professional interests include the intersection of Judaic arts and Jewish spirituality, synagogue transformation, music education and Cultural Zionism. His hobbies include listening to and making music, pinball, walking along water, cooking and reading. He is the proud and loving spouse of Cantor Shoshi Rosenbaum since August 2016 and they welcomed their daughter Hadar Rita in November 2018.

Cantor Ethan Goldberg

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