Our Trustees

At Central Synagogue

Abigail Pogrebin
Abigail Pogrebin
Trustee/ Honorary President

Abigail Pogrebin was President of Central from 2015-2018 and co-leads Central’s volunteer program, “Mentors Matter,” which helps underserved high school seniors apply to college.

She is the author of My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew, which was a finalist for the 2018 National Jewish Book Award. She is also the author of Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish, for which Abigail interviewed 62 famous American Jews about their religious identity, One and the Same, which delved into every aspect of growing up as a twin, and Showstopper, which chronicled her teenage adventures on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim’s most famous flop, “Merrily We Roll Along.”

Abigail was formerly a broadcast producer for Mike Wallace at 60 Minutes and Bill Moyers at PBS and before that for The MacNeil/Lehrer Report and Fred W. Friendly. She has moderated conversations for The JCC in Manhattan, the Streicker Center, UJA Federation, and the Shalom Hartman Institute. Tablet Magazine’s podcast, “Parsha in Progress” features a regular Torah discussion with Abigail and Rabbi Dov Linzer (President of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah).

Pogrebin graduated Yale in 1987 and has two children with her husband, David Shapiro: Ben and Molly.


 


Our Trustees

Jeremy Fielding
Jeremy Fielding

President

Brad  Bernstein
Brad Bernstein

Vice President

Ellen Cogut
Ellen Cogut

Vice President

Michael Gamzon
Michael Gamzon

Vice President

Shonni Silverberg
Shonni Silverberg

Vice President

Jon May
Jon May

Treasurer

Joe Sofer
Joe Sofer

Secretary

Barbara Brill
Barbara Brill

Trustee

Nancy Chemtob
Nancy Chemtob

Trustee

Lynn Finkel
Lynn Finkel

Trustee

Scott Fishman
Scott Fishman

Trustee

Amy Glickman
Amy Glickman

Trustee

Alice Greenwald
Alice Greenwald

Trustee

Bruce Gutkin
Bruce Gutkin

Trustee

Nino Magliocco
Nino Magliocco

Trustee

Lori  Moore
Lori Moore

Trustee

Ellen Oppenheim
Ellen Oppenheim

Trustee

Abigail Pogrebin
Abigail Pogrebin

Trustee/ Honorary President

Beth Rustin
Beth Rustin

Trustee

Jill Seigerman
Jill Seigerman

Trustee

Stephen  Siegel
Stephen Siegel

Trustee

Moses Silverman
Moses Silverman

Trustee

David Tanner
David Tanner

Trustee

Erica Tishman
Erica Tishman

Trustee

David B. Edelson
David B. Edelson

Honorary President

Kenneth H. Heitner
Kenneth H. Heitner

Honorary President

Howard F. Sharfstein
Howard F. Sharfstein

Honorary President

Michael J. Weinberger
Michael J. Weinberger

Honorary President

Alfred D. Youngwood
Alfred D. Youngwood

Honorary President