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Board of Trustees 

 

Jeremy Morley

President

Jeremy Morley is an international family lawyer, an ex-law professor and a fervent Manchester United supporter, not necessarily in that order. He comes from Manchester, England, moved to the States after college and has three children, two adult and one in middle school. He and his wife Eriko, who is from Takasaki, Japan, joined USH when they enrolled their
daughter in the Kaplan Preschool at USH as a two-year old, which was a tremendous choice. They have lived in uptown Hoboken for about 12 years and love all that USH has to offer. Jeremy is delighted to serve as President of our informal, open-minded, relaxed and inclusive synagogue.

 

 

Lauren Braun

Executive Vice President

Lauren and her husband Daniel have tremendously enjoyed attending services and programs at USH since 2008.  They also had the honor of having their wedding officiated by Rabbi Scheinberg. Together, Lauren and Daniel partake in Shabbat services, USH's vibrant and welcoming community, and feel fortunate to have participated in the USH Sulam Leadership Program. Lauren is the Deputy Director of Leadership Giving at Baruch College, guest lectures on non-profit fundraising, and is pursuing an Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA). She joined the USH board in 2016 and Chairs its Development Committee.

 

Rochelle Ohring

Secretary

Rochelle Ohring has been a member of USH since the late 1980s and was elected to the board in 2014.  A resident of Hoboken since 1984, Rochelle has vivid memories of 115 Park Avenue being gated, locked, and very uninviting – the opposite of what it is today!  Rochelle has undergraduate and MBA degrees from Rutgers.  After over 30 years in marketing research in the financial services industry, Rochelle recently retired from Citi where she spent the last 13 years of her career.  Rochelle is married to Avi Ohring, whom she met in 1989 at USH.  Rochelle and Avi have two adult sons, Jake and Max, both grew up at USH, starting as toddlers, attending Learning Center, going through their bar mitzvah years and continue to participate in USH young adult activities.

 

Michael Katz

VP Finance

 

David Heafitz

VP Education
 

David Heafitz is excited to assume his new post on the USH Board as VP of Education. He is the proud father of Sarah and Sage who are enrolled in the Kaplan Preschool and toddler programs. David grew up in the Boston area and came to New Jersey with his wife Kayo in 2005, after seven years together in Japan and their wedding at the JCC Tokyo. They joined USH and then moved to Hoboken in 2010.  When not at the park or chasing the ice cream truck around town, David is a Vice President at Prudential Financial in Newark in the Global Business and Technology Solutions Group.

 

Mimi Lavine

VP Membership
 
Mimi Lavine and her husband Jon Gellman have been synagogue members since 1997.  Mimi joined the board as the membership chair in 1998, but left in 2000 not long after having their first child, Adam.  She rejoined the board 18 years later, and within a couple of months was back in her former position as membership chairperson, where she has remained.  She is also the long-time coordinator of Shabbat morning kiddush.  Mimi's two children, Adam and Rachel are graduates of the Kaplan preschool, Kaplan Learning Center, and were both teacher's aides for the Learning Center.  In her free time Mimi is also the Director of the Outpatient Community Mental Health Clinic for Hoboken hospital.  
 

 

 

Russell Kriegel

VP Building

Russell and family have been members of USH since 1996.  He is Assistant Chief Architect at the Port Authority of NY & NJ and assists the board on design and construction issues.  Russell was the design chair for the Annex Committee.  He is also a local co-chair of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey's Annual Campaign, formerly known locally as United Jewish Appeal of Hoboken.

 
 
 
 

Louise Kurtz

VP Ritual

Louise has been a USH board member since 1988 and has served as Ritual Chair for most of that time. She is one of the volunteers that has been working on our beautiful new stained glass windows and she coordinates the volunteer
schedule. Louise also sings with the USH Choir. She works at Abbeville Press, a company known for its beautiful art books,  as their Production Director.

 

 

 

Adam Berkowitz

VP Strategic Development

Adam has been a member of USH since 2012, joining the Board in 2017.  He's also been a member of the Mitzvah Day committee since 2016.  He and his wife Lindsay live in uptown Hoboken with their two daughters, Marissa and Victoria, both of whom love to attend LC classes.  Adam is an Investment Senior Vice President at Prudential, managing a portfolio of real estate, tax credit, and agriculture investments.

Adam Laden

VP Programming

Adam and his wife Liz have been living in Hoboken since 1986.  They have two daughters, Noa and Ava, who are both cum laude graduates of the Kaplan Learning Center.

Lauren Sapira 

Board Member

 

 

Heather Katz

Board Member

David Swirnoff 

Board Member

 

 

Samantha Nathanson

Board Member

 

 

Merry Firschein

Tikkun Olam

 

 
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