Executive Board

Romi has been a member of the synagogue for over 36 years and has served in the past on the Executive Board of the Forest Hills Jewish Center as VP of Education. Romi was a very active member of the Parents Association of the Religious School and Nursery School at FHJC and served a full term as President of PA.  She served a number of terms as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the New Building Steering Committee. 

Romi Narov is a graduate of the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, and has been a practicing professional engineer in New York for many years. She has served as president of the New York Association of Consulting Engineers and also served on the board of directors of the NYC Building Congress and The Concrete Industry Board.

Romi is a proud mother to Hilla, Danielle and Michele who are all graduates of the Nursery and Religious  Schools at The Forest Hills Jewish Center. Hilla s a graduate of GWU and The Brooklyn Law School. Danielle is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds an MBA from Columbia University and Michele is also a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Romi is the grandmother of Samuel Hudson Boley who is a third grader at The Little Red School House in Manhattan. 

Richard is currently Vice President of Membership of the Forest Hills Jewish Center Executive Board.  He has been a member of FHJC for over 15 years and previously served as Vice President of Education.  He is also a member of the Board of Trustees and the School Board.

Richard is a graduate of New York University and St. John’s University School of Law.  He is the Principal Court Attorney for the Honorable Carmen R. Velasquez in the Supreme Court, Queens County.

Richard and his wife, Nancy, are the proud parents of two children, twins Jacob and Abby, who both attended the FHJC Nursery School and Religious School and are currently in Hebrew High School at FHJC.  They are both starting High School at the Academy of American Studies in the fall.

Debra and her husband, Gary Weil, joined Forest Hills Jewish Center 34 years ago, soon after getting married and moving to Forest Hills. Debra was the USY Leader at FHJC for 2 years after coming to Forest Hills and served on the Youth Activities Committee for 25 years, serving as Co-Chair of the committee for several years. After her son, Lavey, was born, Debra helped found Tot Shabbat (now Kids Kongregation), leading it for 10 years, as well as developing and leading Young Kids Yontif – High Holiday Services for Toddlers through Pre-School aged children. Debra participated as Coordinator of Drop In Center until her three children, Lavey, Aaron and Tsvi were old enough to attend the FHJC Nursery School programs.  All three boys are graduates of Solomon Schechter School of Queens, where Debra was an active member of the PTA, and served as Lunch Program Coordinator and President of the PTA for 2 years. Lavey is a graduate of Solomon Schechter High School of Long Island, Aaron is a graduate of The Heschel High School in Manhattan, and Tsvi is a graduate of Forest Hills High School. Gary is a retired Assistant District Attorney in The Bronx, and currently teaches Criminal Justice on-line for University of Phoenix and Berkley College. Debra is a proud graduate of Boston University School of Nursing, and received her Master of Science with a concentration in Nursing Education from Molloy College. She is an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Nursing Programs at Nassau Community College, LIU-Post, and New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Debra spent over 30 years at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, as a camper, counselor, head of the stage crew, and nurse in the infirmary; after deciding that she had done her time at sleep away camp, Debra moved on to being Camp Nurse at Beth Sholom Day Camp, where she has met many of the children from Forest Hills Jewish Center! Debra is a Past President of FHJC Sisterhood and Health and Wellness Chairman for the BQLI Region of Women’s League. She currently serves on the Executive Board of FHJC Sisterhood and as a member of the Presidium, as well as being a long time member of the Board of Trustees at Forest Hills Jewish Center.

Carrie has been a member of the FHJC for close to 25 years. Over the years, Carrie has been involved in Education at FHJC in various ways. She ran the parent-infant Drop-in Center; co-chaired Chaverim – the young couples group; organized babysitting for the High Holidays; chaired the annual Youth Shabbat; and currently organizes the annual FHJC Passover Second Seder for members. She has served on the Board of Trustees for multiple terms. Professionally, Carrie left her corporate job at Revlon as a Market Research Director many years ago to stay home with her children. 

Carrie and her husband, George, have two children, both of whom are graduates of the FHJC Nursery School (and Kindergarten), as well as graduates of the Solomon Schechter School of Queens, Schechter High School of Long Island, and proud USY alumni. Ellen is a recent graduate of Stony Brook University and is currently in graduate school at the University of Maryland. Sam is currently a sophomore at the University at Buffalo.

Eric Kober is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He retired in 2017 as director of housing, economic and infrastructure planning at the New York City Department of City Planning. He was Visiting Scholar at NYU Wagner School of Public Service and senior research scholar at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at the Wagner School from January 2018 through August 2019.  He has master’s degrees in business administration from the Stern School of Business at NYU and in public and international affairs from the  School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Eric is married to Laurie Lax, a psychologist in private practice.  Eric and Laurie’s daughter, Hannah, is studying for a Ph.D in Educational Linguistics with a concentration in Jewish Studies at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education.

David Cavill is the Treasurer of the Forest Hills Jewish Center. He is a graduate of JTS’s undergraduate Joint Program with Columbia University. He studied at Yale Divinity School to earn the degree of Master of Divinity and was ordained as a rabbi at the Academy for Jewish Religion. David teaches at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, is the Controller of the New York City Audubon Society, and is an expert in non-profit finance and management.

With a background in mathematics and computer science, Robert began on Wall Street in interest-rate research. After about 10 years in research, Robert moved to trading interest-rate derivatives and was globally responsible for new and exotic derivative products at the Union Bank of Switzerland. Robert then spent the next  10 years providing consulting services to start-up hedge funds. He is now a VP in the Corporate Trust division of the Bank of New York Mellon.