Board of Trustees

Staten Island Hebrew Public Board Meeting

March 23, 6:30 PM
The meeting will take place at SI Hebrew Public and is open to members of the public to join. 
If you cannot attend in person, you may register to join via Zoom:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Public Notice: 

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We request you limit your comment(s) or question(s) to three minutes. You will receive a one-minute warning before your allotted time elapses.

Board and staff members do not typically respond to public comments at the time they are made. However, we will do our best to respond to unanswered questions within a few business days.

Our Board

David H. Sorkin,  Board Chair

Ernest Paige, Vice Chair

Yelena Sklyar, Treasurer

Noemi Zibuts, Secretary

Veronica​ ​Bakhrakh, Trustee

Sigalit Grego, Trustee

Angela Mirizzi-Olsen, Trustee

Bonita Sussman, Trustee

2022-23 Board Meeting Calendar

July 21, 2022

August 18, 2022

September 22, 2022

October 20, 2022

November 10, 2022

December 15, 2022

January 19, 2023

February 16, 2023

March 23, 2023

April 20, 2023

May 18, 2023

June 22, 2023

All meetings begin at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

2022 Meeting Materials

2019 Meeting Materials

December 19, 2019

November 21, 2019

October 17, 2019

September 26, 2019

August 22, 2019

July 18, 2019

June 27, 2019

May 23, 2019

April 25, 2019

March 28, 2019

February 21, 2019

January 24, 2019

To contact the board:

After a 45+ year career in the not-for-profit sector, David H. Sorkin has moved into a new phase of his professional life as a Senior Advisor and Consultant. David is a seasoned executive with over 35 years of human services leadership expertise. Prior to moving into his consulting business, he served as the CEO of the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, NY for 15 years where he was responsible for the operations and management of one of the largest human service agencies on Staten Island.

In addition to serving as CEO at the JCC of Staten Island, he has also served in the CEO position at the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit and the JCC of Delaware in Wilmington. Additionally, he worked in various positions at JCC’s in Cherry Hill New Jersey, New Orleans, Louisiana and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

David has also worked as a national consultant for the JCC Association of North America. Early in his career, he served as the Director of Combined Therapies at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He received his Associate in Recreation and Parks from The Pennsylvania State University and his Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and Master of Education from Temple University in Philadelphia.

David lives on Staten Island with his wife Arlene. Their daughter, Kristi Sorkin, son-in-law Randy Topper, and their children Eden and Shana also reside on Staten Island.

“I am honored and very excited to be serving as the incoming President of Staten Island Hebrew Public. The opportunity to serve with fellow board members and staff to launch a new charter school on Staten Island and under the Hebrew Public banner is exceptional. I look forward to working closely with staff, board members, and the community to bring this extraordinary educational concept to Staten Island.”