Leadership

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When New Synagogue of Palm Beach was formed, there was only one Rabbi who we would consider to be our spiritual leader: Rabbi Alan G. Ciner. Fortunately for us, Rabbi Ciner agreed and we were delighted to have a beloved and transformative Rabbi leading our congregation.  

We don't let our loved ones go so easily. When Rabbi Ciner was offered the position of Vice President of the prestigious Touro College and University System, and to serve as CEO of Touro College South, we proudly wished him well. But we also made it clear; he will always be our Rabbi and we expect to see him around the shul often. Over the years, our Founding Rabbi Ciner has never let us down. Rabbi Ciner is an active leader in our community and an inspiration to us all.

Rabbi Ciner is a family man. His greatest source of blessing lies with his precious children and grandchildren. 

Read More About Rabbi Alan Ciner.

 

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Rabbi Marc Schneier serves our congregation as an honored Guest Rabbi, and mentor to us all. Rabbi Schneier is our role model for living a Jewish life devoted to social justice. He is the Founder and President of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.

Rabbi Schneier is also the one we turn to for advice on how to grow our shul and keep our members happy. He should know. He is the immensely popular Rabbi of the Hampton Synagogue. When Rabbi Schneier comes to Palm Beach to speak at the Shabbat  Morning Minyan, his members follow. If you see a larger crowd than usual - you know our dear friend has come to visit! 

Read More About Rabbi Marc Schneier.

 

Reuven BlankFounding Member, S. Daniel Abraham,  is known to everyone as "Danny". Danny created the culture of friendly at New Synagogue of Palm Beach. He's a family man who lives in Palm Beach with his wife Ewa, and their two children. He travels extensively to visit his four daughters, grandchildren, and greats who live throughout the country and and Israel. 

Israel is Danny's top passion and his Center for Middle East Peace is making strides to promote the end of conflict in the Middle East. With Danny behind the effort, we are constantly encouraged that there will be peace in our time. Danny remains active in a number of business and philanthropic projects that make our world a better place to be.  

 

Our Founding President is Reuven Blank. Without Reuven, we would not have thReuven Blanke successful dynamic shul we enjoy today. Reuven has served as President from day one with determination and drive. Reuven is a friend of Israel and visits often with his wife Natalie.

The Blanks have children and grand-children living in Israel and his heart is never far away from our Jewish homeland. In addition to the business of                running the synagogue, Reuven is a stockbroker with Morgan Keegan & Co in Palm Beach.

 

Diana Brody

Diana Brody, is Board Secretary and mother hen of our synagogue. You can find her fussing in the kitchen or hanging out with the roosters at the Kiddush Club. When she's not busy taking care of our synagogue family, she's making people happy on the water.

Diana is a Charter Broker for Camper & Nicholsons International in Palm Beach. Diana and her husband, Rob, are both active members in the community and friends we all count on.

 

Dr. EdwEd Steinbergard Steinberg, of blessed memory, was the Co-Chair of the Executive Committee.  He was a man loved and revered by all who knew him. He was kind, generous, and smart. All went to Ed for advice and counsel, who was always ready with thoughtful observations and suggestions. Our synagagoue was fortunate to have such a good friend and leader.

And did we mention music? Ed had a magnificent voice and would often treat us to a song or two, at times accompanied by his grandson Daniel! 

Dr. Steinberg was very active in the greater philanthropic community. He and wife Judy supported charitable projects all over the world. Being a man of medicine, Ed was on the cutting edge of medical advances that saved lives and improved the quality of life. Dr.Steinberg is survived by his wife, Judy, who lives in Palm Beach. They have three devoted daughters and grandchildren who are a constant source of joy.  

 

 

Richard HirschRichard Hirsch, Co-Chair Executive Committee is the visionary of big ideas for our small synagogue. In addition to overseeing the operations of New Synagogue of Palm Beach, he is the leader of the plan to engage our Young Friends in Jewish life and learning.

Leadership comes naturally to Richard. He is Chairman of the Board of Israel Bonds worldwide and managing director of Concurrent Industries, a New York-based investment and holding company. And that's just in his free time - Richard is a very busy guy. He and his wife Elaine live in New York and make Palm Beach their home in season where they enjoy visits from their children and grand-children.

 

Special Friends

We are honored to count distinguished Rabbis, dignitaries, and Jewish community leaders among our friends, advisors, and frequent speakers at New Synagogue of Palm Beach. On any given Shabbat you could daven with; Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Hon. Robert Wexler,  Martin Indyk to name a few. 
 

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