Our Advisory Council
Makom NY has a small Advisory Council comprised of a committed group of volunteers who work in true partnership with our community and our Rabbi. The Advisory Council prides itself in maintaining the highest level of integrity while lowering barriers and reaching people where they are. We have a deep commitment to transparency and open communication between and among MAKOM's participants. The Council represents only a small percentage of the many volunteers who give of their time and expertise to establish and enhance Makom NY now and in the future.
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Our Education and Program Director
Makom NY is blessed to have a group of committed and knowledgeable Jews who are guiding the education and learning of our community. With Rabbi Bravo at its helm, Makom NY has volunteers including Educator Sherry Gutes who are giving vision and providing learning for students of all ages at Makom NY.
Our Musical Director
The participants of Makom NY are well aware of the need for high level and accessible music as part of our worship and learning. Serving as music director is David Bravo, accompanist, producer and arranger. David works in partnership with Rabbi Bravo and a variety of cantors, cantorial soloist and musical guests, to create a high level of music in worship and within the community. He oversees choir opportunities, recordings for Makom NY and arranging concerts and musical programs of all kinds for Makom NY.
David Bravo has a wide range of knowledge and expertise. Having been born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, David has an extensive understanding of South African music, and having lived in the greater New York area for the past 30 years, he has come to know and love all kinds of American music. He has developed a deep understanding and love of Jewish music of all kinds. He regularly plays in Synagogues both on Shabbat as well as High Holy Days, and he is an arranger and consultant for synagogues needing guidance in the musical area of the service. For 10 years, David served as musical director and accompanist for Debbie Friedman, z"l, touring the world and recording with Debbie.