One legacy, many voices.

Board of Trustees

William Liss-Levinson , Ph.D. (Board Chair) has been a trustee of the Board since 2016 and became Chair in August 2018. He retired in May 2020 after a 45- year career in healthcare in executive and corporate positions, including being the founding director of one of the first hospice programs in the nation under Jewish auspices (1979-1987). Bill is the author of In Search of Theological Modesty: Biblical Lessons (Resource Publications, 2015), and various chapters and journal articles on topics in healthcare. He has also lectured and taught across North America on issues related to both Jewish philosophy and theology and healthcare. In addition to AJR, he is very actively involved with 5 other organizations as a volunteer.

Rabbi Bruce Alpert (Chair, Emeritus) worked in manufacturing and sales of dental restorative materials before attending AJR. He served as AJR’s Board of Trustees student representative from 2007 until his ordination 2011. He served as board chair from 2012 to 2018. Bruce is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and he has a master’s degree in Jewish Studies from Gratz College. He is the rabbi of Beth Israel Synagogue in Wallingford, CT where he has served since 2007.

Robert Einhorn received his BA and MA in American History at the University of Pennsylvania. He then worked and became the owner of Columbia Can Co Inc., a distributor of plastic and metal containers and corrugated cartons, in Astoria, New York. Currently, he is a key account manager at Champion Container Corporation in Edison, New Jersey.

Amit Goldman is Director of Partnerships and Communities at OXYGEN Healthcare, a Miami-based AI company that provides cloud-native Electronic Health Record services for US-based healthcare providers. She is a Member of the Council of the Jewish (Litvak) Community of Lithuania and Chair of the Board of Doctor Janusz Korczak Centre, a charitable organization with the mission to advance children’s rights and wellbeing. Amit was previously Vice President – Member of the Board of the European Union of Jewish Students and led the Lithuanian Union of Jewish Students. She is one of the co-founders of the MedTech Club, the largest medical community on Clubhouse with almost 100k followers. Amit is a graduate of the University of Vilnius, where she received a degree in Public Health and is currently pursuing an EMBA. Prior to joining OXYGEN Healthcare she worked in sales and business development in various private healthcare institutions.

Nicole Belson Goluboff (AJR Student Representative) is currently a rabbinical student at AJR. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School, Nicole spent the bulk of her legal career advocating for legislation and policies that would ease implementation of telework for both employers and employees and eliminate obstacles to telework’s growth. She is currently the Atidat Ami Rabbinic Intern at the Jewish Community Center in Harrison, NY. She has previously served on the Board of Trustees and other committees of Shaarei Tikvah in Scarsdale, NY.

Rabbi Jill Hackell, M.D. (Alumni Liaison to ARC) is the rabbi of a small non-affiliated congregation in Rockland County, NY. She received her ordination from AJR, along with an MA in Judaic Studies from Gratz College. She received a BS from Tufts University and an MD plus pediatric residency training at Johns Hopkins. She practiced general pediatrics before going on to a career in the pharmaceutical industry in clinical research on new vaccines. She has combined these two paths through an interest in bioethics, teaching this subject on the graduate level. She also teaches subjects of general Jewish interest at the Jewish Federation of Rockland County.

Evi Heilbrunn is a digital health founder and investor. Evi holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a published healthcare journalist, before she ventured into the business side of media, spearheading commercial product solutions at major U.S publishers in DTC and B2B health. She then moved into venture capital and startups, building and supporting health companies in 2021. Evi is the Founder & CEO of Peach Health Ventures, currently in stealth mode. She joined the Board in August 2020, and co-chairs the committee for Institutional Advancement for AJR.

Rabbi Michael G. Kohn (Board Treasurer) is Rabbi Emeritus at the former Temple B’nai Abraham in Meriden, CT, and was Ordained at AJR in 2009. Prior to entering rabbinical school, he was engaged in a national practice of law in Cincinnati, OH, primarily litigating Antitrust, Securities, and other complex commercial matters. He holds an A.B. degree in Biology from Emory University, an S.M. degree in Microbial Genetics from the University of Chicago, and a J.D., cum laude, from the Seton Hall University School of Law. While living in Cincinnati, he was very active in service to, and as a member of, the Boards of numerous Jewish organizations and institutions. He has two grown daughters and five grandchildren.

Ora Horn Prouser, Ph.D. (CEO & Academic Dean) received her BA and PhD from The Jewish Theological Seminary, as well as a BA from Columbia University. She has published widely on the Bible focusing on disability studies, gender issues and literary analysis. She has also worked with the Melton Center for Jewish Education, the Davidson School of Education at JTS, and various educational institutions to develop curricula and approaches to Bible pedagogy for all levels and learning styles. Her book, Esau’s Blessing: How the Bible Embraces Those with Special Needs was recognized as a 2012 National Jewish Book Council finalist and as a Gold winner in the 2016 Special Needs Book Awards.

Ian Rosen is the CEO of Financial Answers, and a Partner at The TIFIN Group. Financial Answers acquires and adds value to financial media firms, combining audiences with high quality tools and data. He has over 20 years’ experience as a media and fintech executive having founded and/or run several successful firms including Even Financial, Inc., MarketWatch, Inc., and Stockwits, Inc. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two boys.

Rabbi Simon Rosenbach (Board Secretary)  graduated from Rutgers College and Rutgers Law School and embarked on a 35-year career in law enforcement.  The stops included the Somerset County  (NJ) Prosecutor’s Office, a four-year stint in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, and a 30-year tenure in the Middlesex County (NJ) Prosecutor’s Office, ending in 2010.  In 2005, he enrolled at AJR and was hired by Congregation Ahavas Sholom in Newark, NJ (a USCJ affiliate), to be their spiritual leader.  He was ordained as a rabbi in 2014, and has never left Ahavas Sholom. Simon and his wife, Gayle have three married children and two grandchildren.

James Rosenberg – also called Jimmy to those who’ve known him over many years – loves to leyn, lift, and learn Torah. In 1998, he started www.alberoMED.com, a global healthcare Technology, Communications, and Outcomes company that personifies his strong belief that everyone has a basic human right to optimal healthcare and education. James was married in a canoe to an Italian, Jew-by-Choice, Giovanna, in the Adirondacks where he also serves as a Board Member of the Lake Placid Synagogue (aka, ‘the Frozen Chosen’). He has two sons – Jeffrey and Daniel – who share his love of all things outdoors, environmental conservation, and enthusiastic cheering at ice hockey games.

David Siegel is the CEO of Meetup, the leading social media platform dedicated to connecting 50 million members in person or online to over 15,000 exclusive daily events. He has over 20 years’ experience as a technology executive, leading organizations through innovative product development, rapid revenue growth and subscription acceleration. Prior to joining Meetup, David was CEO of Investopedia and before that, President of Seeking Alpha. He lives in White Plains with his wife and three teenage children. David joined the Board in August 2020.

Cantor Elizabeth Sternlieb is the Cantor at Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester in Chappaqua, NY. She was ordained at AJR in 2014 while simultaneously receiving a Master of Arts in Jewish Studies from Gratz College. She is a member of the ACC (American Conference of Cantors) and she has served on the board of ARC (The Association for Rabbis and Cantors). She has served as a mentor for cantorial candidates and soloists and some of her original works have been published by: Ritualwell.org, transcontinental music, and Soundscape Synagogue. Elizabeth is the coordinator and producer of the Cantors and Company Coast to Coast concert series for Covid Relief (Songs for Sustenance), all proceeds go to feeding the hungry.