Chaim Marder

Chaim Marder

Vice President

Prior to his arrival in White Plains, Rabbi Marder served as a rabbi in Providence, RI and Riverdale, NY.

Rabbi Marder is involved in many communal organizations, both locally and nationally. He is a former Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) and current Vice President of the International Rabbinic Fellowship (IRF). Locally, he has served as an officer of the Westchester Board of Rabbis, and also participates in the White Plains Religious Leaders Association, an interfaith community clergy group. Rabbi Marder has devoted himself to helping train the next generation of religious leadership. Beginning in 2004, he served as the chair of the department of the Professional Rabbinate at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) Rabbinical School, and served on its faculty until 2020. He mentors rabbis across the globe, along with interns in our own synagogue.

Rabbi Marder holds a Master’s degree in Jewish History from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University, and received rabbinical ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University. He also studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel.

Suzie Marder is the rabbi’s wife, and his partner in caring for our community. She is a native of Riverdale and a graduate of Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University. Suzie earned a Masters in Social Work from Rhode Island College and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Suzie is the school social worker at Westchester Day School and has a private counseling practice.

The Marders are the proud parents of seven children and two grandchildren.