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Alan Samuels, President

Alan Samuels is a Business Manager at Bloomberg in its Enterprise Solutions division. He has deep experience leading product management, marketing and data operations in the financial information industry. He is currently an advisor to a number of start-up ventures in the FinTech and FoodTech spaces, as well as a mentor with Dreamit Accelerator. 

Born and raised in England, Alan has lived in the United States for over 20 years and is now a dual citizen.

Alan and his wife Robyn have been active members of Lincoln Square for over 20 years, where they have raised their three children, and are proud Manhattan Day School (MDS) and SAR parents.

Ari Klapholz, Vice President

An internist with a specialty in Pulmonary and Sleep medicine.  Partner in the medical practice of New York Cardiovascular Associates.  Lives on the Upper West Side with his wife and two sons and has been a member of Lincoln Square Synagogue since 1991.


Ian Silver, Vice President

Ian Silver is an Operations Project Manager for JPMorgan Chase Investment Bank. He is married with two young children both of whom attend SAR Academy.

The family have been members of Lincoln Square Synagogue for eight plus years where both Ian and wife Edina have been involved in many committees. Ian has been a Governor and Officer of the Synagogue for the last five years, currently serving on the Finance and Security Committees.

Jay Ziffer, Vice President

Jay H. Ziffer is currently a partner in the law firm of Reddy, Levy & Ziffer, P.C. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey and practices in the trusts and estates fields, with particular specialization relating to litigation in the Surrogate's Courts of the State of New York.

Jay has been a member of Lincoln Square Synagogue since 1991 and served on Lincoln Square Synagogue's Board of Governors for many years.  Jay has served as an officer and as corresponding secretary of Lincoln Square Synagogue since 2010. Jay is originally from Schenectady, New York.  

James Nussbaum, Treasurer

James Nussbaum, or Jamie as he is often called, is a Physical Therapist by license and a researcher by passion. He is the Clinical and Research Director at ProHealth & Fitness PT OT, with offices here in Manhattan’s west and east sides. James supervises all aspects of patient care, including home based, outpatient facilities and research initiatives. He has had the privilege of presenting his research related to Geriatrics, Neuropathy, Nephrology, and Sports Medicine throughout the United States and around the world.

James was coincidently born in Heidelberg, Germany, but is a proud “Yekke” through and through will all 4 of his grandparents fortunate to have escaped from Nazi Germany.

James and his wife Elana (daughter of Rabbi Marc D. and Gilda Angel) have been active members of LSS for more than 20 years. Along with their 4 children, Jake, Max, Charlie, and Kara, they continue to call the upper west side Jewish community and LSS their home.

Morey Wildes, Recording Secretary

Morey Wildes is a patent attorney and a partner in the firm Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer LLP in midtown Manhattan, where he practices intellectual property law.

Morey lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife and their three boys.  They have been members of Lincoln Square Synagogue since 1995, and Morey was elected a Governor in 2005 and an officer in 2011.

Paris Stulbach, Corresponding Secretary

 Paris Wald Stulbach is a Senior Producer at          Bloomberg Television where she covers financial  and economic news.  She lives just a few blocks  away from Lincoln Square Synagogue with her  husband and three daughters.  She has been a  member of the  Synagogue almost all her life, and became an officer in 2017 followed shortly thereafter by adding Chessed Committee Chair to her LSS involvement .

Judith Sabba, Executive Secretary

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Adam Herbst, Financial Secretary

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