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Board of Directors


Kathy Schreiner - Co-President
Kathy has been part of the Tehillah community for over seven years. What Kathy has found in Tehillah is a group of friends who are welcoming, interesting, smart, and very giving of themselves. Growing up in Lakewood, NJ, Kathy was an active member of her family’s shul and youth group, and the synagogue was an intrinsic part of her life. Kathy found herself drawn to Tehillah by the spirit of song, prayer, and learning, as well as the amazing group of people that care about each other and the world. Kathy is Vice President of Human Resources for Li & Fung, a Hong Kong-based sourcing and trading company. Her passion for her family and profession is equal to her zeal for the Tehillah community.

Susan Goldman – Co-President
Susan began to look for a new shul in 2001 when her father decided not return to New York for the High Holy Days to the synagogue the family had been affiliated with for many years. Her first connection to Tehillah was with the newly formed Book Club, which remains an ongoing delight for her. She has been a member of Tehillah since 2006 and served as Treasurer and then Vice President for several years. “It is truly a labor of love; much work to do but much love is given and received,” Susan has said. “I was the recipient of Bikkur Holim from this incredible congregation and continue to work on that committee with Allen Prenner and Marie Yaker and lead the Adult Education Seminar program.”

Larry Price – Treasurer 
Larry, a lifelong New Yorker, currently works for Nuveen, a TIAA company in the field of financial reporting, quantitative analysis, risk management and performance measurement. He as previously worked for employers such as Citigroup, Alliance Bernstein, and New York Life. Larry holds a Bachelors in Mathematics from SUNY-Binghamton and an MBA in Finance from Baruch College. He and his wife Nancy are married 12 years, and have lived in Riverdale for over 10 years. His son Jonah will be entering 5 th grade in the fall at PS 24. Larry has served as Treasurer of Tehillah for 4 years, and previously served as Treasurer of his coop in Queens.

Andrew Caplan – Secretary
Andrew and Linda became members of Tehillah in 2003, joining with their children, Aiden and Emily. Andy was staff counsel with the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell for 12 years. Raised in Pittsburgh, Andy moved to New York to serve as its City Planner for Riverdale. Andy enjoys playing the mandolin.

Board of Directors

Abigail Baum - Student Member
Abigail is a rising 12th grader at Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy. Outside of school, Abigail enjoys taking ballet and pointe classes at her dance studio. Abigail and her family joined Congregation Tehillah in 2010 and have been happy members ever since. Abigail had her Bat Mitzvah at Tehillah in 2016. Since then she has become an assistant-teacher at the Hebrew School and co-leader for children’s services. The congregation is delighted to welcome Abi as a Student Member of our Board. 

David Hyman
David is an Associate Professor of English at Lehman College/City University of New York. Before that, David taught for several years in the New York City public school system. He is a life-long educator and believes deeply that we all have the capacity and the responsibility to continue learning and growing throughout our lives. David is a native New Yorker and has been a member of Tehillah since 2011, along with his wife Kimberly and daughter Jasmine.

Helena McHugh - Student Member
Helena is a rising 11th grader at the Riverdale Country School, where she has focused on classic languages and science. Helena has also volunteered as an assistant counselor in a STEM program for elementary students and with DOROT at the Riverdale Y. Helena had her Bat Mitzvah at Tehillah. She was pleased to give back to the strong and supportive Tehillah community by volunteering at the Hebrew School for two years. Since this past Spring, Helena has also been a participant in the Tehillah Talks podcast and is excited to now be a Student Board Member at Tehillah. 

Nancy Shaw – Web Editor
Nancy Shaw and her husband Gerry have been members of Congregation Tehillah since 2004. Nancy’s spiritual passion for Judaism is evident in her regular Friday night attendance at our Kabbalat Shabbat services. She is a retired NYC teacher with expertise and certification in educational technology. Her volunteer activities include advising the Riverside High School Key Club and maintaining our website. She has served on the Board of the East Yonkers Kiwanis Club for more than 20 years and has been elected to return as President. Nancy and Gerry have two sons, Herbert and Marc; daughter-in-law, Candyss,; and two grandsons, Abraham and Nicholas.

Shira Silverman – Newsletter
Shira arrived at Congregation Tehillah via High Holiday children’s services and the Hebrew School. Her oldest daughter had her Bat Mitzvah at Tehillah in 2014 and her two younger daughters will enter the Chevre class this fall. Before joining Tehillah, Shira had never before been a member of a synagogue—despite attending Hebrew school and having a Bat Mitzvah. She was drawn to Tehillah by the thoughtfulness of the services, the inclusiveness that she feels the congregation takes for granted, and the music. Shira is an educator and historian by vocation and experience. At Tehillah, Shira disseminates the weekly newsletter and other emails, helps to coordinate Hebrew School events, reads Torah on occasion, and participates in “Tehillah in the World” initiatives.

Bernie Waldman - Student Member
Bernie is a rising 10th grader at Fieldston High School. Besides academic work, Bernie runs with the track team in fall and winter and plays Ultimate Frisbee in the spring. He is an aspiring jazz musician, playing trumpet and piano. During his freshman year Bernie was also the leader of a team in his school’s engineering club which competes in a national Rube Goldberg machine competition. He had his Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Tehillah and appears on the congregation’s hit podcast Tehillah Talks

Adam Wiesen
Adam was raised in an immersive Reform household by a single mother who worked for 25 years at the YM-YWHA of Mid-Westchester, which became his second home. He was bar mitzvahed and received a Reform Confirmation. Adam is an interfaith, interracial marriage, in which he and his wife have committed to raising their son Jewish. Their son, Gideon, currently attends Jewish day school at Rodeph Sholom, but the family considers Tehillah its first home and continues its commitment to Tehillah's warm and inclusive community.

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