Our Leadership




Board of Trustees

Honorary Board

Past Presidents

Rabbi Laurence Sebert

Rabbi Larry SebertSince becoming T&V’s head Rabbi in 1991, Rabbi Sebert has engaged and inspired his congregants to climb the ladder of Jewish commitment. He inspires through his warm personality and non-judgmental style as well as the power of his intellect and his creative approach to the study and practice of modern Conservative Judaism.

A rock and roll drummer, Rabbi Sebert is beloved by the community as someone who never takes himself too seriously, but takes people very seriously. He has the rare capacity to make each person feel special and validated, and to help and inspire them to find their own way to a more committed Jewish life, sometimes in small, yet important steps.

He can be reached at rabbi@tandv.org  or  212 677 8090 x23.


Cantor Shayna Postman

Cantor Shayna Postman has been Hazzan and choir director since 1998. A featured singer at Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Mann Auditorium in Israel, Carnegie Hall, and at the White House, she uses her beautiful voice to transport our members and to inspire them to sing out together in prayer in ever more active and participatory services. She directs T&V’s synagogue choir, which is featured at our annual concert and at High Holiday and select Shabbat and Festival services.

Her passion for Jewish engagement through Jewish music extends to our Hebrew School students and even the youngest members of our synagogue community, as she teaches them the joyful melodies of our tradition while encouraging them to embrace their Jewish identities and explore their musical talents.

Please contact her at cantor@tandv.org or 2121 677 8090 x25.

Check out the ‘Cantor’s Corner’ here: https://tandv.org/worship/cantilations-and/ , and read more about Cantor Postman in these opinion pieces:

Review in Australian Jewish News
Photo Credit: Scott Newirth/17 to the 6th Media


Rabbinic Artist in Residence, Rabbi Bronwen Mullin

Rabbi Bronwen Mullin is a playwright, composer, and educator.  She earned her B.A. at Sarah Lawrence College (2006) in Theater and Religious Studies and both her Smicha and Masters in Midrash from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Rabbi Mullin was an Arts Fellow from 2008-2011 in Musical Theater Composition at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. She is the co-founder of MetaPhys-Ed, a gymnasium for the multi-media exegesis of Jewish texts with performance artist/director Jesse Freedman. She has become an integral part of the T&V family, most notably leading creative Learner’s services (aka “Prayer for the People”)  and coordinating the Artists’ Beit Midrash at T&V- a dynamic arts initiative that will explore the Women of the Book of Judges  this coming year. She can be reached at rabbiartist@tandv.org.





President:   J. Cynthia Weber

Vice Presidents:

Susan Abramowitz
Sarah Gurwitz
Nina Lehman
Patricia Schatt

Treasurer: Jay Sosna

Secretary: Jennifer Karan

Honorary Vice Presidents:
Dr. Milton Adesnik
Sharon Steinberg

Board of Trustees:

Chair: Dr. Louise S. Sherby

Vice Chair: Mark Berger

Naomi Abraham
Leon Ashner
Junior Bazzey
Elizabeth Clark
Justine Fisher
William K. Gross
Terri Gumula
Alex Jassen
Natalie Lampert
Steve Nesselroth
David Pasteelnick
Sarajane Sacks
Steven Schreiber

Honorary Board

Abby-Gail Adler
Beatrice Beder
Helen Grayson*
Claire Zuckerman

Past Presidents

Harold Levine
Dr. A. Herbert Fedder*
Mortimer S. Schofield*
I.E. Abrams*
Sylvan Freeman*
Bertram Field*
Locke Grayson*
Howard Dressner*
Morris S. Gottesman*
Joseph S. Karp*
George Bosin*
George Shenitz*
Seymour J. Beder
Irving Heisler*
Florence Friedman
Samuel Ehrenpreis*
Justin Colten*
Dr. Lewis S. Freedman
William Huebsch
Dr. Hugh I. Pollack
Howard Rubin
Beth M. Mann
Fred Karp
Carol J. Green
Dr. Roselyn Kolodny
Jacqueline E. Berkowitz
Helena Ross
Dr. Louise S. Sherby
Marianna Mott Newirth

* Deceased