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Greater New York City Community

Serving Congregations in New York City

The Greater New York Community provides a venue and opportunities for the 17 congregations, of varying sizes, to meet for collegiality, connections and shared learning. Spanning Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, our group shares the benefits and challenges of big city life - proximity to available programming resources and diverse demographics. Each meeting always includes the Congregational Presidents, and we also invite other lay and professional leaders to join us for discussions on specific topics, such as social action, the URJ Tent, Board engagement, budgeting, World Union programming, etc. At each gathering we make time for small group conversations, and those interactions have proven to be a most successful and effective way for us to learn from each other.

Community Co-Chair

Lois Nyren

Temple Shaaray Tefila
New York, NY
Community Co-Chair

David Kasakove

Congregation Beth Elohim
Brooklyn, NY
Community Vice Chair

Barry Friedfertig

Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York
New York, NY
Community Vice Chair

Mary Harkavy

Congregation Rodeph Sholom
New York, NY
Greater New York City Community