Our Clergy

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 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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  • Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

    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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  • Rabbi Benjamin Goldschmidt

    Born in Jerusalem and raised in Moscow, Rabbi Goldschmidt received a rigorous Talmudic education in the prime Lithuanian Yeshivot in Israel, Ponevezh and Hevron, and continued his post graduate studies at Beth Medrash Govoah in Lakewood New Jersey.

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  • Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky

    Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky was born in Liverpool, England, but spent his early schooling in the Netherlands and Johannesburg. At the age of nine, his liturgical talents were discovered by world-renowned cantor Johnny Gluck, and he subsequently joined his choir as a child soloist. At age sixteen, he returned to England...

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  • Rabbi Harold Einsidler

    For 44 years, Rabbi Harold Einsidler has been an essential part of the Park East community. 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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