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About our Executive Director

About our Executive Director, Howard Gruenspecht 

Before joining Keter Torah as Executive Director, Howard served for 25 years as a manager in the kosher meat and food service industry, most recently at Globex Kosher Foods. Howard's work followed in the footsteps of his uncles, also butchers and proprietors, who served the community of Washington Heights. Howard attended MTA and later graduated from City College, earning his BA in political science.

In recent years, Howard joined with Yeshiva University's Belz School of Jewish Music, where, in conjunction with the Cantorial Council of America, he has parlayed his love of Jewish cantorial music into exciting community events and concerts, most famously those commemorating the yarzheit of Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt. In 2005, Howard received the Distinguished Communal Leadership Award for Support of Liturgical Music.

As Executive Director, Howard enjoys serving the shul and forging new relationships with members of Keter Torah and the greater Jewish community. 

Howard lives in Teaneck with his wife, Sara. He is the proud father of Atara & Sender, Ayelet, and Zvi & Reema, and grandfather of Ahuva, Kayla and Binyamin. 

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