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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Upcoming Events:

Young Friends Sunday Brunch & Museum Tour
Sunday March 26, 11 am  –  1:30 pm
Join us at this important museum in downtown NYC as we pay witness to an important time in our history and get to know others in the community.
Brunch will feature guest speaker Magda Chejfetz who will share her story of escaping from a ghetto in Hungary, finding refuge in an orphanage during the Holocaust and surviving the Altalena’s voyage to Israel.
Museum Members $15 | Non-Members $20
For questions contact Lindsay Malin at or 646.437.4252
ACCESS NY Model Passover Seder
Thursday, March 30, Optional Sutton Place Synagogue Tour at 6:30 pm; Networking & Seder event at 7:00 pm 
Please join us for a Model Seder, “For We Were All Once Strangers,” one of the signature AJC programs. Building on the longstanding tradition of promoting cross-cultural understanding, this event brings together communities of differing faiths and ethnic backgrounds with young Jewish professionals to learn about and celebrate the universal values and themes in the story of Passover.
Shabbappy Hour + “Jewish Journey” Panel Discussion

Friday, April 7 following services at 6:15 pm

We encourage you to join us whenever you can at Friday night services but especially on April 7! Following services, there’ll be a cocktail reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, plus a special panel led Passover themed discussion. Event is complimentary. RSVP to

Tuesday evening, May 23 – Conversation with Dan Ephron

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of SPS Vice-President Irving Sitnick, in memory of his beloved wife Linda, each member family of SPS will receive in the coming weeks a copy of the book Killing a King: The assassination of Yitzchak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel.

Twenty years have passed since the tragic assassination of Yitzchak Rabin. This book will jump start an important conversation about the role of religious extremism in society and what happens when fear gets in the way of hope.

To culminate this conversation and to celebrate Linda’s life, we will gather together on the evening of May 23rd as Dan Ephron, author of the book, engages in dialogue with our community about these important issues. We will not only examine what went into the making of the book, but what the impact of Rabin’s assassination has had on Israeli society and the world, in the past two decades.

We thank Irving for his gift to the congregation and hope that many people will join us on May 23rd, which is Yom Yerushalayim, the day that we celebrate the reunification of Jerusalem in Israel. This will be an exceptional evening!

YP’s will go our after the program for drinks and discussion.

Our Board:
Co-Presidents – Chloe Gottlieb and Dana Miller 
Chloe Gottlieb HeadshotChloé, born and raised in Manhattan, has been a part of the Sutton Place Synagogue Community since 2012. She is the Director of a Jewish Preschool in lower Manhattan. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street. Chloé resides in Manhattan with her husband and is passionate about her involvement in the Jewish Community. In her spare time, Chloé enjoys creating new recipes, reading, and exploring NYC.

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
CCaitlin LinkedIn Photoaitlin 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.

Membership – Josh Pine
Josh - picJosh 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.

MAXINESocial Action – Maxine Squires
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.

 Are you looking to connect with others in this growing community? Join other young professionals at a Shabbat dinner in someone’s home. Email David Frankel or Rabbi Ain with the date you could be available and we will follow up. Also, if you are interested in hosting, please let us know as well!

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