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Lay Leadership

Michael Pucci - President

MICHAEL PUCCI – President Michael was born in Michigan and raised on Long Island with a brief sojourn in the Bronx where he contracted polio. While not something he would choose to repeat (the polio, not the Bronx), nevertheless, living with polio has shaped his life. Michael graduated from Brooklyn Prep High School (yes, a daily commute on the Long Island RR… and, no, he didn’t have any good reasons beyond adolescent whimsy). After a degree in psychology, some impromptu travel, some deep thought (i.e., where to party) and a push out the door from his mom, he studied pharmacy and later got a PhD. While working in NYC, Michael met his future wife, Hara. They moved to Rockland County and, in 2001, joined the OJC. Michael fulfilled a growing commitment with conversion to Judaism. His friends, teachers and mentors at the OJC continue to guide his path in life. Michael has been active in the Men’s Club and with various committees. Michael has served on the Board of Trustees as Secretary of the Executive Board since July, 2014. Hara and Michael live with their wonderful daughters, Greta and Sophia, and his canine pal and ersatz service dog, Presley. Michael has several jobs, none particularly interesting to anyone but himself. His hobbies are annoying his wife and daughters with his incomprehensible ideas and taking good care of Presley. “The OJC community has transformed our lives. We come to the OJC for prayer, for a sense of ruach, for friendship, for the joy of sharing, for sharing joy, for solace, for advice and counsel, for like-minded comradeship, for the challenge of novel thinking, to be accepted, to learn acceptance, to give tzedakah, and to serve our community.”



Executive Board

Adele Garber Senior Vice President, Chesed Committee
Matt Schiering Vice President - Fundraising
Glenn Hirsh Vice President - Finance and Treasurer
Leslie Levinson Vice President - Ritual
Sharon Aach Vice President - Youth/Education
Alan Pressman Secretary, Catering Committee
Glenn Kissler Financial Secretary
Lloyd Fishman Past President


Board of Trustees

Mark Brownstein Membership Committee, Capital Campaign
Gregg Brunwasser Cemetery Committee Co-Chair
Eva Brunwasser  
Mitchell Kayden  
Jeffry Lance Welcoming Committee, JCC Rockland Liason
Allen Levinson Israel Affairs, Budget & Finance, Capital Campaign
Rebecca Rosenzwaig  
Aram Schwartz  
Melissa Siegel  
Bernard Weintraub House Co-Chair
Harriett Wolf Holocaust Committee Chair
Mindy Zlotogura Catering Committee Co- Chair
Bart Bookman Men's Club - Board Representative
BonnieBen Pilar Sisterhood  - Board Representative 
Mitchell Brill Youth Commissioner
Cortney Kuperman Acting Religious School President



Tue, March 26 2019 19 Adar II 5779