Rabbi Randy Sheinberg
Randy Ellen Sheinberg has been the rabbinic leader of Temple Tikvah since its inception and previously for Temple Emanuel of New Hyde Park. Prior to serving as the rabbi of Temple Emanuel in 2003, she served as assistant rabbi at Congregation Rodeph Sholom of New York City. She served as a student rabbi for congregations in Kitchener, Ontario and Reston, Virginia for extended internships and led High Holiday services in Laramie, Wyoming and Mumbai, India.
Rabbi Randy was ordained in 2000 after her studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Jerusalem and New York campuses. She earned her master’s degree in Hebrew Letters in 1999. She previously obtained both a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature and a master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University.
Prior to studying for the rabbinate, Rabbi Randy spent eight years in the corporate world as a manager and consultant in training and development, transition management, and team-building. As a rabbinical student, she brought her background in organizational transformation to the Jewish world through such programs as Synagogue 2000, the Experiment in Congregational Education (ECE), and the URJ Partners for Synagogue Change.
Rabbi Randy currently serves as co-chair of the Governance Task Force of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and treasurer of the Yale Slifka Center for Jewish Life. She is a fellow of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) Hevraya program, a Jewish spiritual director, and an active participant in a local interfaith network.
Raised on Long Island, Rabbi Randy has lived most of her life in the greater New York area. She loves to travel — some of her favorite destinations have been the Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, India, and South Africa. In her spare time, you can find her in the theater or walking on the beach. She feels blessed to be married to Marty Cohen, mother to Paola, and step-mother to Ariel.
Cantor Guy Bonné
Guy Bonné has served as Temple Tikvah’s cantor and a spiritual leader since 2009. He was born and raised in Haifa, Israel and majored in piano at Dunie Weizman Conservatory of Music in Haifa. Cantor Guy served in the Israeli Defense Force as a paramedic in the Nachal Unit. After his army service, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Music and Artist from the Samuel Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University and studied in the Music Conservatory in Vienna Austria. A versatile musician, he sang opera in Israel, Europe, Asia, and the U.S.
Cantor Guy received a master’s degree in Sacred Music from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and was ordained as a cantor in 2005. He served as student cantor at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue in Brooklyn and as cantor at Temple Beth Jacob in Newburgh. He also served as musical director at Morristown Jewish Center in New Jersey.
Cantor Guy feels blessed to be a part of Temple Tikvah’s warm, caring, and vibrant community. Teaching music to Temple Tikvah’s children is one of Cantor Guy’s most rewarding experiences, and he is always impressed when he watches their confidence grow. He admire the eagerness and sense of responsibility of our remarkable b’nai mitzvah students. He is proud of the children who sing in our Mitzvah Choir, bringing the joy of music to nursing homes and hospitals. He feels fortunate to work with a wonderful adult choir, singing with so much beauty and delight. He is grateful for the opportunity to see the commitment and progress of my adult Hebrew students and appreciates the many talented and gifted musicians who participate in Temple Tikvah’s concerts.
Cantor Guy is passionate about Jewish history and philosophy, as well as deeply inspired by the music of Mozart, by the writings of Leo Tolstoy and Thomas Mann, and by the poetry of Leah Goldberg. He is eager to celebrate the Jewish tradition with music, to share with everyone the richness of our heritage, and to represent a living connection to the Hebrew language and to the State of Israel.