rabbi & co-founder

Moshe Scheiner

The founding rabbi of Palm Beach Synagogue and the Maimonides Leadership Institute, Rabbi Scheiner received his rabbinic ordination from the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva. He also holds a master’s degree in Talmudic Studies and Jewish Philosophy from the Rabbinical College of America.

Lawrence Susnow


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A successful entrepreneur, Mr. Sosnow led and developed successful ventures in healthcare and tech from startup to either IPO or sale. Involved in community work, he is a trustee of the Norton Art Museum, overseeing its new Norman Foster-designed building.


executive director

sarah dworcan

Born and raised in South Africa, Ms. Dworcan has been involved in education and leadership training for close to a decade. While pursuing her medical career, she co-founded Jnetic, an organization focused on education and awareness of genetic diseases. She is the Program Director at Palm Beach Synagogue.

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Educational Director

Miriam Taylor

Originally from New York Mrs. Taylor has worked as a counselor, leader and teacher to middle and high school age students for almost 15 years. She has written numerous programming and academic curricula that are nationally recognized. She lives in Plantation, FL with her husband and five children.


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Professor of Leadership

Dr. Art Johnson

Professor of Leadership & Organizational Development, The Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership, Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Dr. Johnson has worked in many higher education settings in his career, holding various positions of responsibility. He has taught for eight universities and is the owner of a successful consulting business. His firm has provided consulting services to the healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, law enforcement, transportation, banking, non-profit and service industries. He is also known to make a great cheesecake.

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Enrollment Director

stephen lapidus

Founded and operated one of the largest Manufacturer’s Representative Sales firms in the US. Currently owns and operates an ecommerce website marketing innovative dietary supplements.