About us

Mission Statement

The Prospect Heights Shul is a warm and diverse Modern Orthodox community that exists to create meaningful relationships among its members and with G-d; to foster personal and spiritual growth; and to care for those who are marginalized, within our community and beyond it. We comprise a variety of demographics, backgrounds, and religious viewpoints. We are all working to build a rich and vibrant community, and we’d love to have you be a part of it!

our Leadership

Rabbi Jon Leener


Rabbi Jonathan Leener is a Brooklyn based rabbi, who currently serves as the spiritual leader of the Prospect Heights Shul. Jon was ordained at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School in 2016. He has served as the rabbinic intern at Sherith Israel Congregation in Nashville, Tennessee and Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland. His writings on Judaism have appeared in The Washington Post, The Jewish Week, The Jerusalem Post, and Haaretz. Rabbi Leener also serves as the spiritual leader of Base BKLYN and a member of the New York Board of Rabbis. 


Before entering rabbinical school, Jon studied at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin where he studied Film and Jewish Studies. Jon grew up in Chevy Chase, MD and is a loyal D.C. sports fan. Rabbi Leener now lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife Faith and their two children, Yehuda and Hannah.

Please e-mail him at rabbileener@prospectheightsshul.org

Executive Board
Shushana Young (Jachobov)


Shushana is an entertainment strategist and lawyer.  Shushana brings previous board experience, having served as a board member for 1B entertainment portfolio, as well as having been special advisor to the board of the Western Marble Arch Synagogue in London, UK.  Shushana can be contacted at president@prospectheightsshul.org

Abby Deift

VP Communications

Abby is a Brooklyn transplant by way of Manhattan, DC, and Boston. When she's not at work in the financial sector, Abby can be found exploring coffee shops in Brooklyn. She is responsible for the announcements committee, the website, and outreach/marketing. Abby can be contacted at


Michael Chasan


Michael Chasan is a corporate attorney at Google. He is a graduate of Fordham Law School and holds masters and bachelors degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the proud husband of Rebecca Chasan and proud father of their two girls - Ella and Avery, living in Brooklyn since 2014. Michael oversees PHS finances and manages shulcloud. Michael can be contacted at treasurer@prospectheightsshul.org

Yossi Quint


Yossi is a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a graduate of Princeton University.  He lives with his wife, Penina, a medical student at NYU, and their two rescue dogs.Yossi can be contacted at secretary@prospectheightsshul.org

General Board
Noah Greenfield

General Board Member

Noah is a consultant at McKinsey &Co. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, a doctoral candidate in Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, and received his ordination from Yeshiva University. He is the proud husband of Dr. Nava Greenfield and proud father of their three boys; Judah, Gabriel and Theo (Yedidya). Noah has lived in Brooklyn since 2014. Noah can be reached at education@prospectheightsshul.org 

Harry Etra

General Board Member
Harry is the CEO of HXE Partners, where he advises companies on their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and sustainability strategies. He is a graduate of Columbia Business School and Yale College. He is the proud husband of Dani Etra. Originally from the West Coast, Harry has lived in Brooklyn since 2012. Harry can be contacted at board@prospectheightsshul.org

Aryeh Falk

General Board Member

Aryeh works as an Associate at Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP.  He lives with his family in the Prospect Heights neighborhood.  In addition to serving on the PHS Board, Aryeh works hard to ensure that we have wonderful leyning every week at PHS.  If you're interested in being one of those leyners (or for anything else), Aryeh can be contacted at


Belle Guttman

General Board Member

Belle grew up in Brooklyn and has lived in Prospect Heights with her daughter Aviva for the past nine years. She has served on past PHS boards, has served on the Luria Academy board for three years, and is the chair of the PHS Ritual Committee. Belle leads a team of cloud architects at Amazon Web Services, and when not working can be found enjoying good food and drinks with friends or cycling around town. Belle can be contacted at board@prospectheightsshul.org 

Tamara York Lowin

General Board Member

Tamara  works in the financial services industry and has lived in Brooklyn for 11 years with her husband David, and her daughter Sophie (11). Her son Eitan (9) joined them two years later.  She has served on past boards in both cultural and financial capacities. She looks forward to serving on the PHS board at such an exciting time in the Shul’s growth. Tamara can be contacted at board@prospectheightsshul.org 

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