A dental management consultant and director of operations and management with BestCare Family Dental in Jackson Heights, Queens, Dr. Steven Eidman advises dental practices on such matters as construction, business management, marketing, and staffing. Away from work, Dr. Steven Eidman serves as president of the synagogue Kol HaNeshamah.
Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Kol HaNeshamah, which means “voice of the soul,” functions as the only Conservative egalitarian temple serving Englewood and Tenafly. The havurah-style shul meets under the leadership of Rabbi Fred Elias and is committed to tikkun olam, or “healing the world” through numerous service projects, including visits to the elderly and feeding the homeless.
Since its creation in 1997, Kol HaNeshamah has established many programs that allow people to connect with the Jewish religion. It welcomes youths to participate in adult services, to join with their own contemporaries in Shabbat and holiday morning programming tailored towards their age group, or to enroll in an afterschool Hebrew school. Along with attending Shabbat services, adults can take special Talmud classes or sit in on guest speakers discussing Jewish issues. Additionally, the congregation coordinates social events throughout the year.