Dear Friends,

We are excited to introduce the KSYM Vaad for the 2021 calendar year.  We are looking forward to building on the successful Vaad leadership of previous years, and helping create a vibrant, engaged, and learned community. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us, or members of the numerous committees that operate within the KSYM community.

Dov Katz, PresidentDov Katz, President

Dov made Aliyah to Modiin with his wife Shira and their 3 (now 4) children in 2011. A Columbia and New York University graduate, Dov has spent 20 years working in technology in the financial services sector. He was active in his former community in New Jersey and currently serves on boards of other non-profits in Israel and abroad.

Jerry Glazer, TreasurerJerry Glazer, Treasurer

Jerry made Aliyah in 2005 with his wife, Ileana, and his 3 children Yoni, Noam and Tani. In recent years, the family has been blessed with the additions of Yardenna (Yoni’s wife), Neriya Mordechai and Avital Penina (Yoni and Yardenna’s son and daughter). This is Jerry’s 3rd year serving on the Va’ad as Shul Treasurer. In the past 2 years Jerry headed various financial improvement projects, including the search for the Shul Administrator replacement and the move to a faster, more efficient online (MASAV) payments. Jerry has previously served on the Shul’s Audit Committee and has been the Head Gabbai. Jerry serves as HonestReporting’s Director of Finance and Administration.

Adina Grossman, EventsAdina Grossman, Events

An olah vatika and long-time Modiin resident, Adina is the proud mother of Aderet and Gavriel and this is her third year on the shul vaad. Adina works in legal marketing and misses performing with Women In Theater. She would love to hear from those of you with ideas for events, youth programming or chessed initiatives. The success of these programs depends on volunteers. Please be in touch if you would like to organize shul programs and committees, such as the events and youth committees, mishloach manot, holiday parties (PG!), kids/teen events, and adult social activities (yes, even during times of social distancing).
Freddy Schwartz, GabbaimFreddy Schwartz, Gabaim
After moving from New Jersey to Buchman in 2004, Freddy's family was one of the founders of KSYM. He and his wife, Geri, are blessed with six children, including two sabras. His other job (outside of the shul) is as a physician. His focus on the vaad will be related to davening and other gabbai issues.
Dov Einrhorn, BuildingDov Einhorn, Building

Dov made Aliya from Los Angeles in 1994 and has called Modiin home, together with his wife Sheara and their 4 children, for the past 9 years. He is a partner at a US based real estate investment firm and serves on the board at the Israeli Medical Center for Alzheimer’s in Ramat Gan. He was a gabbai at the 8:30 Shabbat minyan for several years and is happy to be joining the shul vaad for all things building related.
Corinne Berzon, Communications and StrategyCorinne Berzon, Communications

Corinne made aliyah in 2003 from Montreal and met her husband, Yechiya, while volunteering with MDA Jerusalem. They moved to Modi’in in 2014 and have four sabra daughters and a dog named Moose. Corinne received her PhD in bioethics from Bar Ilan in 2018 and works in marketing.
Ariella Skoczylas, Adult EducationAriella Skoczylas, Adult Education

‍Ariella made aliyah with her husband Mikey and 4 children in 2018. Ariella is a graduate of YU with a BS in Marketing and an MA in Educational Leadership from Madonna University. Ariella works in formal as well as informal education and most recently became the Associate Director of Moshava Alevy. Ariella was an active member of her shul and local school where she lived in Michigan and will continue here to help keep all of our members engaged in Torah and other important issues.