Team

Palm Beach Chapter
co-chairman
Rabbi Moshe Scheiner
The founding Rabbi of Palm Beach Synagogue and the Maimonides Leadership Institute, Rabbi Scheiner holds a Masters degree of Talmudic studies and Jewish philosophy from the Rabbinical College of America. He received his rabbinic ordination at the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva.
Co-Chairman
Lawrence Sosnow
A successful entrepreneur, he led and developed ventures in health care and tech from start-up to either IPO or sale. Involved in community work, he is a trustee of the Norton Art Museum, overseeing the construction of its new Norman Foster-designed building.
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 is a Therapy Coordinator for the largest Jewish Day School in the southeast and Educational Director for Solomon Leadership Program. She lives in Plantation, Florida with her husband and five children.
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 Director of Palm Beach Synagogue and Solomon Leadership Program.
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.
Student Recruiter
Stephen Lapidus
Mr. Lapidus founded and operated one of the largest manufacturer’s representative sales firms in the United States. He currently owns and operates an e-commerce website, marketing innovative dietary supplements. He is the Solomon Leadership Program Enrollment Director.
Administrator
Malka Scheiner
Malka was born and raised in Palm Beach, Florida. After graduating from Rohr Bais Chaya Academy, she spent a year studying at Seminary Chaya Mushka in Tzfat, Israel. In 2018-2019, Malka taught Jewish studies in a Montessori school in Capetown, South Africa. Malka is very excited to return home to join the Palm Beach Synagogue and Solomon teams as Administrator.
Bal Harbour Chapter
Director and Mentor/Speaker Liaison
Rabbi Zalman Lipskar
Born in Miami to his illustrious parents, Rabbi Sholom and Chani Lipskar, Rabbi Zalman Lipskar was educated at the Rabbinical College in Manchester, England and then at the Lubavitch Rabbinical College in Montreal, Canada and later served as a Shliach apprentice in South Africa. He was ordained in the Central Lubavitch Rabbinical College at 770 Eastern Parkway.

He co-founded a venture philanthropy-based company benefiting national charities and presently serves as Associate Rabbi at the Shul of Bal Harbour. In his role as an inspirational leader and innovative strategist, Rabbi Zalman has proven his ability to cultivate an environment for a financially strong and spiritually connected Jewish community.
Fellow Liaison
Rabbi Farkash
Rabbi Farkash graduated with a master’s degree in Rabbinic studies. He combines his knowledge and passion for Judaism, along with his leadership qualities, to create the most creative, effective and up and coming youth and teen programs.
Rabbi Farkash and Deby live in Miami, Florida with their three beautiful children.
Fellow Liaison
Deby Farkash
Deby is dedicated, hard working, and a real team player. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education and uses her experience and skills to teach women’s classes, Hebrew school, post bat Mitzvah club, and one on one teen classes at The Shul.
Rabbi Farkash and Deby live in Miami, Florida with their three beautiful children.
Fort Lauderdale Chapter
Parkland Chapter