Jewish Education Fund Breakfast Honors the Goldstein Family

Published: Friday, October 15, 2010 7:00 am By: Betty Krulik

October 15, 2010
Press release
For immediate release

The Goldstein family, members of the Greenburgh Hebrew Center in Dobbs Ferry, is being honored with the Jack Sonkin Memorial Award for all of their many contributions to education and youth. The award will be conferred at a breakfast on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 9:45 am.

Judy and Dr. Andrew Goldstein, and their children, Ilana and Joseph, will be honored for their participation and work at GHC on Junior Congregation, the Religious School Board, Religious Affairs, the Yad Squad, and overall synagogue life. The Jewish Education Fund award is conferred to this family whose tireless efforts on behalf of Jewish youth and education are countless. They are exemplary members of our community.

Andrew Goldstein

Andrew and his family have lived in Dobbs Ferry for 13 years and joined GHC in 2004. The Goldsteins had looked for a synagogue with an "intimate" environment that would become an extension of their home. That is exactly what they have found at GHC. Andrew has happily contributed to synagogue life as member of the Religious Affairs Committee, Junior Congregation Committee, and the Yad Squad, for which he leyns Torah and chants Haftarah. Andrew is also very proud of his contributions as organizer of the Tu B'Shevat seders in 2007 and 2008 and as the co-writer and "host" of "Iron Chef Shushan" in 2010. Most of all, Andrew values the wonderful friends he has made amongst the members of the congregation.

Andrew received his BA and MD degrees from Boston University in 1990, having endured the intensive 6-year combined degree program. He trained in Internal Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. For the last fourteen years, Andrew has practiced at White Plains Hospital. He is a senior partner in the private practice Maple Medical, LLP

Judith Goldstein
Judy has happily and energetically served as a member of the GHC Board of Trustees, Religious School Board of Education, Strategic Planning (2008), Nominating Committee, High Holy Day Honors Committee, High Holy Day choir, Yad Squad, usher squad, "Friday Night Alive" and Shabbat Family Service committees, planning committee for the installation concert of Cantor Amy Kanarek, Kiddush Kids co-leader, and her favorite - Junior Congregation coordinator.

Judy received her BS in Psychology from Tufts University and her MS in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. She worked as a physical therapist at Mount Sinai Hospital until Ilana was born. In addition, Judy worked as an adjunct lab instructor in the physical therapy program at NYU. Currently, she works for the Committee on Preschool Special Education in Ardsley. The Goldsteins have been happily married for seventeen years and are most proud of their two children Ilana and Joseph.

The breakfast helps to fund the Jewish Education Fund, which encourages and supports education of our young people beyond their formal studies at the GHC Religious School. The following activities are supported by the Fund: Ramah Day Camp, Ramah Sleep Away Camp, Etgar, USY (United Synagogue Youth) on Wheels, USY Pilgrimage, and USY Encampment. The Fund is intended to be supported from contributions and gifts.

For more information or to make reservations for the breakfast please call 914-693-4260 or email the synagogue office at The cost of the breakfast is $18 per person. Please make checks payable to the Jewish Education Fund.