Meet our Clergy and Directors
Our clergy members have always been the heart and soul of Rishon, leading us in prayer and guiding us through life events.
Our Rabbi is Beni Wajnberg.
Our Rabbi Emeritus is Dr. Kenneth A. Emert.
We are blessed with a committed group of congregants that comprise our Executive Committee and Board of Trustees. Even more volunteers come together to form the task-specific committees that accomplish all we do. From technology, to marketing, finance, design, social action and everything in-between, we have a talented team of congregants moving us forward.
Beni Wajnberg (Vine-berg)
Rabbi Beni Wajnberg (pronounced Vine-berg) became the rabbi and spiritual guide of Rishon’s congregation in 2018. His biggest passions are people and spirituality. His time and energy are dedicated to accompanying congregants through moments of nakhos and tzuros, joy and struggle.
Rishon is currently conducting a search for a new cantor.
President Michael Goldberg
Past President Alyson Cohn
VP Religion David Schwartz
VP Fundraising Jeff Kahn
VP Finance Natalie Heller
VP Preschool Susan Yacavone
VP Religious School Debbie Grauer
VP Membership Inna Rozenberg
VP Communications Elena Greene
VP Buildings and Grounds Mark Neiderman
VP Programming and Adult Ed Sharon Glassman
Ilan Mamber z”l