Ira F. Stone
Neziner Hebrew School
Director of Member Services
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Under the guidance of both our clergy and lay leadership, BZBI has upheld the principles of Conservative Judaism while being attuned to the needs of the Center City community in which it thrives. Rabbi Ira Stone and Cantor Sharon Grainer serve the spiritual needs of our congregants and, in cooperation with Executive Director Donna Rosenthal and our Board of Trustees, work to maintain the vision and vitality of our shul. Our leaders share an understanding of the importance of a connected community, and maintaining a strong support system for our members is one of the highest priorities of our leadership. To learn more about our clergy, lay leaders, and staff members, visit the pages listed on the left.
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Our Board Members and Committee Chairs:
"We recently relocated to Center City from the Philly suburbs, and although we are new to BZBI, we feel that we have found our spiritual home in this warm and welcoming environment. It was especially appreciated when the synagogue reached out to us during my recent hospitalizations with support and sustenence. We look forward to a long association with BZBI." - Bob and Shelly Hirsh