Synagogue Leadership

Scott Harris, President

Scott and Jill have been members of Shaarei Tikvah since 2008.  They have four children: Betsy (15), Kate (13), Paige (11) and Jude (5).  Scott has been an active member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for many years.  Over the past five years since joining the Executive Committee, Scott has served one year as First Vice President, two years as Co-Treasurer and two years as Corresponding Secretary.  He has been instrumental in building community at Shaarei Tikvah through his involvement in the Young Families Group.  Scott and Jill have organized several events targeting families with young children for our community including young family Havdalahs, six consecutive years of “Vodka and Latkas”, and other fun programs.  Scott planned a community-wide “Sushi, Sake in the Sukkah” event that drew many segments of the community during Sukkot.  Scott and Jill celebrated many simchas at Shaarei Tikvah including their oldest daughter Betsy’s Bat Mitzvah and youngest son Jude’s bris.  They plan to celebrate their daughters Kate and Paige becoming B’not Mitzvah in September 2019.  Scott grew up in Hollywood, Florida, and met Jill in her hometown of Tampa at the “Matzo Ball!”  Scott and Jill were married in St. Petersburg, Florida, in November 2001.  Prior to New York, Jill and Scott were living in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Scott’s career has been in municipal bonds and he is currently a municipal bond trader at Mesirow Financial, a Chicago based firm.  Scott’s hobbies include family time, listening to podcasts and music, exercising and spending time with friends and talking on the phone.

 

Rob Glik, 1st Vice President

Rob and his wife Gayle have lived in Scarsdale since 2002 and have been members of Shaarei Tikvah since 2007.  Their three beautiful daughters, Amanda (18), Lucy (11), and Serena (11) all have strong ties with Shaarei Tikvah.  Amanda attended the Hebrew School for seven years and became a Bat Mitzvah at Shaarei Tikvah.  Lucy and Serena were the first two babies to be named in our current building, and they both attend the Hebrew School.  Rob was born in Argentina and speaks Spanish fluently, but he grew up in New Jersey.  Rob works as a life science strategy consultant at IQVIA, where he is currently a Vice President and Global Head of Pricing and Market Access for Consulting Services. Rob has thoroughly enjoyed his two years as co-treasurer, especially for having forged strong ties while working closely with Audrey Kapner and Scott Harris, with whom he will continue to work closely along with the other members of the Executive Committee.

 

 

Judith Spanier, 1st Vice President

Judy and her husband Arthur Glauberman have been members of Shaarei Tikvah since its
inception and have lived in Scarsdale since 1993.  Their daughters, Molly and Julia, both attended the Religious School and long ago became B’not Mitzvah at ST.  Judy currently serves as Chair of the Ritual Committee and as a member of the ST Board of Trustees, positions she has held for the past several years.  Over the past two decades, she has served as editor of the Gateway, co-chair with Arthur on the journal for the Dinner Dance (now known as the Party), as Chair of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah committee with editorial responsibilities for various iterations of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Handbook, and as the (non-voting) Chair of the Nominating Committee in the fateful year in which Arthur was nominated to serve as ST’s President, a position that he held for four years.   As a member of ST, Judy had the privilege of becoming a Bat Mitzvah as part of the Women’s Bat Mitzvah Group, and learning to read Torah. Judy has practiced law for the past 40 years and is starting to get the hang of it.  Judy is looking forward to working with Scott and the rest of the Executive Committee.

 

Joel Weinberg, 2nd Vice President

Joel and his wife, Barbara, both grew up in Mamaroneck, NY, and currently live in Larchmont. Long term friends who were Shaarei Tikvah members invited them to come to the annual BBQ in 2015 after which Joel and Barbara attended services and subsequently joined ST. Joel is the co-chair of the Lifelong Learning Committee, a member of the Ritual Committee, and a current trustee. Joel and Barbara have three grown children, Ben, Meredith, and Michael, and are fortunate to have them all living and working in the NYC area. Joel worked for more than 20 years in marketing, sales, and product development for a consumer products company, eventually serving as its CEO. He subsequently became a vice president at Christie’s for which he built and managed an art storage and services business in NYC as General Manager. Joel currently sells products and services to hospitals and museums on behalf of a number of companies. When not working, Joel enjoys playing tennis  and clarinet, nurturing a vegetable garden, and being with family and friends.

 

David Feuerstein,  2nd Vice President

Dave and his wife Dara grew up in Westchester and met as counselors at Beth-El Day Camp (the “Shul with the Pool”), where both of their families were long time members.  After college and graduate school, Dave and Dara moved back to Westchester and have lived in Scarsdale since 2002.  When it came time to choose a synagogue, Dave and Dara—with the help of some of their current friends on the Executive Board—decided to join Shaarei Tikvah and have been grateful ever since.  Dave and Dara are the proud parents of their three terrific children (Jake (15), Abby (12) and Danny (10), all of whom  attend (or have attended) ST’s religious school.

 

 

 

 

Audrey Kapner, Co-Treasurer

Audrey and her husband, Jeff, joined Shaarei Tikvah in 2010 when they were looking for a religious school for their daughter, Natalyn.  Since then, Natalyn became a Bat Mitzvah in January 2017 and Charlie became a Bar Mitzvah in June 2019. Audrey never imagined that this decision would lead her down a path of such wonderful involvement with the Jewish community, especially since she did not grow up in a Jewish household and converted to Judaism prior to marrying Jeff, whom she met when they were in high school.  Since joining, Audrey has been very involved in the ST Religious School PTA including as co-chair of the Religious School PTA and continues to serve on the School Board. She has  also been on the Board of Trustees for the past six years. She is honored to continue to serve on the Executive Committee as Co-Treasurer this year.

 

 

 

Dan Zeitz,  Co-Treasurer

 Dan and his wife Heather have been members of Shaarei Tikvah since 2010 after moving to Westchester in 2002. Their daughter Emily (15) became a Bat Mitzvah at           Shaarei Tikvah in 2017 and son Matthew (12) will follow in 2020.  Dan and Heather have both been very active in the Shaarei Tikvah community holding various board       and committee positions since joining and share this Jewish journey with many of their closest friends.   Dan is a Director of Software Development for Verizon Media         Group and is the manager for Shaarei Tikvah’s team in the Westchester Hebrew Softball League.

 

 

 

Lauren Tanen, Recording Secretary

 

Shula Darviche, Corresponding Secretary

Shula and Michael Darviche moved to Edgemont in 2004 and joined Shaarei Tikvah in 2008.  Their two sons, Julian (18) and Gabriel (16) celebrated becoming b’nei mitzvah at the synagogue, and their daughter, Madeline (11) happily attends the Anna & Louis Shereff Religious School.  Shula joined the School Board in 2009 and took over as Chair in 2014.  She concurrently serves on the Board of Trustees.  A marketer by profession, Shula has lent her expertise to guiding the strategy and design of the synagogue’s website, advertising and branding, and member communications.

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Trustees:

David Alben, Stephanie Balkin, Maxine Bellus, Scott Bookner, Shula Darviche, David Feuerstein, Roberto Glik, Rachel Glotzer, Michael Goldstein, Scott Harris, Jacob Kaplan, Audrey Kapner, Lauren Lappen, Jonathan Lesser, Alyssa Levy, Michelle Malz, Ellen Raboy, Netta Reichenberg, Alan Sacks, Lisa Schneider, Caren Silver, Zachary Smith, Robin Sneider, Judith Spanier, Lauren Tanen, Joel Weinberg, Joel Wollman, Dan Zeitz, Rita Zippin

Past Presidents:

Randy Borkenstein, Myron Bush, Jeff Elliott, Gloria Fields, Arthur Glauberman, Michael Kane, Alan Lazarus, Paul Lempel, Carol Mermey, Jamie Raboy, Ron Schulman, Abbe Stein