Young Professionals

Who We Are:
We are a 20/30’s group of professionals; students, singles & couples, living in New York City, building community & meaningful Jewish experiences at SPS! 

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Giving Season: Sha-bappy Hour
Friday, December 8 following SPS Shabbat services

We encourage you to join us whenever you can at Friday night services but especially on December 8. Following services, there’ll be a cocktail reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, plus a special Holiday season program.

As this is a Social Action-based evening, we will be inviting representatives from a group of “giving” organizations to discuss their missions and tell us how our donations can help them in their work.

RSVP to dfrankel@spsnyc.org


Sotheby’s Judaica Tour
Sunday, December 17 at 1 pm

1334 York Avenue (Between 71st & 72nd)

Join other YP’s on a tour of the Judaica Exhibition at Sotheby’s with expert Judaica specialists. The tour will be divided up into 3 segments:

  1. Israeli Art – Led by Jennifer Roth or Sigal Mordechai
  2. Silver – Led by John Ward and Kevin Tierney
  3. Books & Manuscripts – Led by Sharon Mintz

The event is free & we are capping the attendance to 20 people.

RSVP to dfrankel@spsnyc.org before December 13


Taste of Israel Shabbat Dinner
Friday, January 26 (following services)

We encourage you to join us whenever you can at Friday night services but especially on January 26. Following services, there’ll be a Shabbat Dinner featuring a “Taste of Israel” theme.

Come join us to try some authentic Israeli cuisine as we welcome in Shabbat together. Enjoy the flavors, sights and recipes of the most unique place on earth!

This will be a ticketed and pre-paid event.

Please RSVP to dfrankel@spsnyc.org


Hamantaschen Bake-Off
Monday, February 26 at 7 pm

Are you ready to get in the Purim spirit? Come get your hands dirty and make some delicious Hamantaschen, learn a little bit about Purim, and enjoy the company of other Young Professionals.

We ask for every attendee to bring a bottle of wine with you to the event for 2 purposes:

  1. Act as a rolling pin for your dough
  2. Pop the cork and drink while your Hamantaschen are baking!

Please RSVP to dfrankel@spsnyc.org


Klezmer Brunch at City Winery (155 Varick Street)
Sunday, March 18

Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on our brunch menu on Sunday mornings.

Please RSVP to dfrankel@spsnyc.org


Post Passover Bagel Fest at Russ & Daughters at The Jewish Museum (1109 5th Avenue)
Sunday, April 8

After 103 years on the Lower East Side, Russ & Daughters, the landmark New York City appetizing shop and restaurant, opened a kosher location on the Upper East Side at the Jewish Museum, the preeminent U.S. institution exploring art and Jewish culture for over 110 years.

Come NOSH with us as we celebrate the end of Passover and the return of Bagels!!

Please RSVP to dfrankel@spsnyc.org


Thursday, May 17 at 7 pm
Location: Sutton Place Synagogue (225 E 51st Street) Ballroom

The Ma’aleh School of Film and Television is situated in the heart of Jerusalem.  It is the only film school in the world devoted to exploring the intersection of Judaism and modern life. Ma’aleh films are screened and win awards at film festivals world-wide.

Ma’aleh’s unique, cutting-edge films build bridges across all sectors of the Jewish world, fostering deeper understanding and dialogue between religious and secular Jews.

Come join us as we watch 3 short films and discuss the meanings behind them!

Please RSVP to dfrankel@spsnyc.org


Our Board:
Josh - picCo-President Josh Pine
Josh joined Sutton Place Synagogue in 2013 and is an active member in the SPS community attending services, lectures & cultural events. Josh grew up in the suburbs of Rockland County, New York and currently lives in Manhattan. Josh works in the Finance industry as an Operations Manager and earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University at Buffalo. Josh is an avid sports fan, food lover and music enthusiast. He loves experiencing all that New York City has to offer.


Co-President Dana Miller
DMDana Miller, originally from Newton, MA and is the marketing manager for Rilastil USA, an Italian skincare company. She enjoys tennis, kick boxing, reading, and board games.


Programming – Caitlin Murphy
Caitlin LinkedIn Photo Caitlin joined Sutton Place Synagogue in 2013 and is an active member in the SPS community performing viola at monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services.  Caitlin works in the performing arts industry managing the grant programs for charitable foundations focused on classical music and jazz. She earned her bachelor’s degree in viola performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Caitlin has served on the board of directors for the Astoria Music Society and volunteers with DOROT. Caitlin is a food lover, a workout enthusiast, and a soccer fan. She loves seeing live music and living in New York.

Social Action – Maxine Squires
MAXINE Maxine Squires hails from Longmeadow, MA and has lived in NYC since 2008. Maxine spent her undergrad years at Syracuse University, which is where she met Rabbi Ain and her husband, Dave Levy. Maxine was so happy to reconnect with them in New York and is happy to be part of their welcoming SPS community. In her spare time, Maxine also serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association NYC Chapter Junior Committee, runs, and goes to lots of concerts and Broadway shows.

Marketing – Keith Grompone
HeadshotKeith Grompone grew up in Milford, PA in the Pocono Mountains. He is a Jew by Choice and has been an active member of Sutton Place Synagogue for 2 years. In his free time, Keith enjoys cooking, reading, and travel.