Our Clergy

Rabbi Dennis Ross, Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Dennis Ross is excited to be our Interim Senior Rabbi.

After many years serving as a pulpit rabbi in synagogues in the Northeast, Rabbi Ross found his calling as an interim rabbi. Like any rabbi, he enjoys providing pastoral care, leading services on Shabbat, holidays and for religious school students, participating in the early childhood program, and much more. As an interim rabbi, he also draws from his specialized training, skill, and experience to partner with us to build and plan for our future that includes a foundation for a successful transition to our next settled rabbi.

Rabbi Ross is a national leader in the interim rabbinic field of practice. He serves as an interim program specialist for the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), where he developed a new and innovative curriculum to train Reform rabbis and cantors for interim service. He the only rabbi invited to the faculty of the interfaith Interim Ministry Network

In addition to rabbinic ordination through the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, he holds a Master of Social Work degree. Rabbi Ross is author of five books including his most recent, A Year with Martin Buber: Wisdom from the Weekly Torah Portion for the Daily Inspiration Series of the Jewish Publication Society, which was named a “Top Ten Book of the Year” by the Academy of Parish Clergy. He has written for the New York Times, the Boston GlobeForward, and other popular and scholarly publications. 

Rabbi Ross may be reached at the temple office or through his email at rabbiross@templest.org.

 Inés Kapustiansky Szterenberg, Cantor

Cantor Szterenberg is Argentinian, and until recently the Cantor at Associação Religiosa Israelita, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. She pursued her calling to become the second female Cantor to graduate from the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary in all of Latin America. She also took additional steps to become a member of the American Conference of Cantors. She has led High Holy Day services for several years at Port Jewish Center in Port Washington, NY and Shabbat Shira concerts and other services at Stephen Wise-Free Synagogue, Temple Israel in New York City, as well as temples in California and Mexico. 

Cantor Inés may be reached at the temple office or through her email at cantorines@templest.org.

Rabbi David E. Greenberg, Rabbi Emeritus

After 44 years as Senior Rabbi, Rabbi David E. Greenberg became Temple Shaaray Tefila's Rabbi Emeritus in July 2020.

Rabbi Greenberg grew up in San Francisco, California. He received a BA from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1972, and a Master of Hebrew Letters degree from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles in 1976. After completing rabbinic school in New York, he became the “weekend student Rabbi” at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford, New York. Rabbi Greenberg received his rabbinical ordination from HUC-JIR in 1978 and has been with our congregation ever since.

Temple Shaaray Tefila grew and flourished under his outstanding leadership. For so many, he is a source of inspiration and an example of dedication to our most worthy Jewish values and teachings.

Rabbi Greenberg lives in Mt. Kisco with his wife, Cindy, and they are blessed with three children, Alisa, Amanda, and Jared and grandchildren Mason, Harper, and Jagger.

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