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Our Rabbinical and Cantorial leadership is headed by the world-renowned rabbi and statesman, Rabbi Arthur Schneier. He has led this congregation for over 50 years and is internationally-respected and sought after by both world leaders and religious leaders alike. Our first-class Cantorial program is led by Chief Cantor Helfgot, one of the greatest voices of our time.

The warmth and sense of community at Park East stems from the guidance and wisdom of our distinguished leadership. Our clergy serve our congregation to meet their spiritual needs yet go beyond the call of duty to foster more than a place of worship.

We invite you to join us and our spiritual and musical leaders at services and our upcoming events.

  • Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Rabbi

    Rabbi Arthur Schneier is internationally known for his leadership on behalf of religious freedom, human rights and tolerance, whose activities have spanned the globe for more than four decades. He has played a major role in addressing issues in the former Soviet Union and Russia, China, Central Europe, Latin America and the Balkans.

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  • Rabbi David Flatto, Acting Associate Rabbi

    Rabbi Dr. David Flatto received his B.A. and Ordination from Yeshiva University, his J.D. from Columbia University Law School, and his Ph.D. with distinction from Harvard University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. A respected rabbi, scholar and educator, he served between 2000-2007 as a rabbi at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun and the Ramaz Upper School.

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  • Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, Chief Cantor

    Admired for his incredible range, Chief Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot is beloved and revered as one of the greatest and most important cantorial voices of the 21st century. He enthralls audiences all over the world with his passion and unbounded joy in bringing sacred Jewish music and opera classics to life.

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  • Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky, Cantor

    Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky is a world-renowned Cantor, lecturer, teacher, mentor, and event producer. Affectionately known as “Cantor Benny,” he serves as Cantor at the historic Park East Synagogue, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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  • Rabbi Harold Einsidler, Ritual Director

    Rabbi Harold Einsidler has been an essential part of the Park East community for more than five decades. Rabbi Einsidler, who studied at CUNY and was ordained at Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, is the Ritual Director of Park East Synagogue, Principal of the Leon and Gina Fromer Youth Enrichment Center, and instructor at the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School.

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