President, Sanford Hausler
Sanford(Sandy as he is known to all of us)Hausler was born in Albany, NY, attended Temple Israel in Albany, received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in NYC, and spent a year studying at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and has been practicing law for the past 25 years in New York City.
Sanford came to Teaneck with his wife Rachel four years ago after living in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn. He was a member Temple Emanu-el of Boro Park and served as its Chairman of the Board. He is a vice president of the Union for Traditional Judaism and a member of the board of the Institute of Traditional Judaism, organizations which promote the kind of open and observant Judaism which Sandy says is emblematic of the Jewish Center of Teaneck.
Sandy says that one of the most important goals of his administration is to attract people through the Center doors so they can see what the Jewish Center of Teaneck has to offer the Jewish community; inspiring religious services; a place to observe and celebrate life-cycle events; programs for lifelong Jewish learning; social, adult and youth programs, and cultural events to attract all segments of the Jewish community; and a growing, young, and vibrant membership.
Sandy regularly attends Shabbos services at which he is an active participant often taking on the responsibility of Gabbai, Ba’al K’riyah or Ba’al Maftir. He looks forward to greeting everyone during Kiddush after services.
First Vice President, Bob Rabkin
Bob Rabkin has lived in Teaneck for over 40 years and has been a member of the Jewish Center for just as long.
Bob is a Certified Public Accountant, a forensic accountant and an excellent problem solver. His deliberative manner and painstaking way of thinking make him a special resouce and good advisor in all situations.
He has served for years in many different positions including as an officer, auditor and as Chairman of the Personnel committee.
When he served as head of the Rabbinical Search committee, he flew to Jerusalem to interview Rabbi Lawrence Zierler and convince him to become the rabbi of the Jewish Center.
Second Vice President, Rabbi David B Schwartz
David Schwartz had a career in film editing and production and is now involved in real estate ventures.
He an avid student of Torah and is rarely found without a book in hand. David received smicha from Yeshivat Pirchei Shoshanim in 2011 and now we call him Rabbi David Schwartz.
Rabbi Schwartz is a chairman of the membership committee, along with Abbe Rosner and Rob Hyman, and is working with the committee on ways of attracting new members for services and for the the many programs and events that take place at the Jewish Center.
Rabbi Schwartz and his wife Marcia have lived in Teaneck for over 40 years.
Third Vice President, Daniel Chazin
Daniel Chazin is a life-long Teaneck resident. His parents, Abraham and Freda Chazin, joined the Jewish Center when they moved to Teaneck in 1941, and the Chazin family has maintained their membership in the Center for over 70 years. Dan's father, Abraham Chazin, was the chairman of the search committee that hired Rabbi Judah Washer in 1953, thus putting the Jewish Center on a firm footing in its years of rapid growth.
Dan attended Yeshiva College for his BA and New York University for his JD. His sharp legal mind has found solutions to complex issues that have stumped others whether on the bima or in the Board Room.
Dan is Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 226, a Shomer Shabbat Troop that is chartered by the Jewish Center. He is also Secretary and a Board member of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, and is well known and respected for his expert and broad knowledge of hiking trails in the NJ and NY area. Dan has written and edited a number of hiking books and writes a weekly column on hiking for The Record.
Treasurer, Yossi Rosner
After joining the Center, Yossi immersed himself in helping the Center in various capacities: participating on the Religious Committee, daily attendance in the “Minyanaires” minyanim, and serving on the Board of Trustees.
Yossi Rosner has shown his professional talents as JCT Treasurer, spending countless hours in reorganizing the financial reporting system, preparing budgets, working with the officers and committee chairmen, and in bringing fresh insights into the job of Treasurer.
He has been a lay professional in the Jewish community starting out as an officer of Rutgers Hillel and chairman of the Rutgers University UJA drive.
Yossi has previously served as Vice President and member of the Executive Board of Directors of H.A.F.T.R. Day School, Lawrence, NY and Executive VP of Young Israel Passaic/Clifton, NJ.
Yossi has spent most of his career on Wall Street as an IT Executive and Management Consultant, most recently at Accenture and previously managing IT Finance for Alliance Bernstein LP.
He is intimately familiar with all operations of a Finance Department, has served as primary liaison with external audit, reviewed and approved audit reports as well as insured that audit comments are implemented. During this time period, he gained experience in detailed financial management, billing and reporting. He has served on the board of directors of the Wall Street Technology Association, a professional organization, and the HHT Foundation International, a medical research foundation.
For relaxation, Yossi is an avid reader of mystery novels as well as maintaining Judaic studies in Talmud and Parsha Ha’Shavua
Secretary, Deborah Wenger
Deborah Wenger has lived in Teaneck for more than 30 years. Since joining the Center several years ago, she has coordinated a number of programs for women, including the women’s Torah reading on Simchat Torah and the women’s Megillah reading on Purim. She is also active on the Kiddush Committee and the Religious Committee and works on the weekly Shabbat sheet and e-mail blast.
Deborah works as a freelance editor in Teaneck. Her clients range from university presses to government think tanks to Jewish nonprofits, in scientific, medical, engineering, legal, and religious fields. She is now applying her editorial and writing talents to the position of Secretary, as well.
Deborah is also an avid choral singer. She currently sings with Shirah, the community chorus at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, and has sung in several other choirs in New York and New Jersey. She has performed in ensembles in Carnegie Hall, the Jerusalem Theatre, Merkin Hall, and other locations.