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Steven Exler
Senior Rabbi
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Rabbi Steven Exler is from Baltimore.  He received his ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.  He feels blessed to be part of the Bayit family. He is married to Shira Billet and is Abba to Ilan Shmuel.

Ari Hart
Associate Rabbi
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Rabbi Ari Hart is a graduate ofYeshivat Chovevei Torah and learned at Yeshivat Hakotel and the Pardes Kollel. He loves playing music and being a part of the amazing Bayit community.

Anat Sharbat
Associate Rabba
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Rabba Dr. Anat Sharbat is a graduate of Yeshivat Maharat, and has a Ph.D. in Talmud from Bar-Ilan University. Anat and her family came from Israel 7 years ago, and are active members of the Bayit.

Ramie Smith
Program Director, Assistant Rabba
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Rabba Ramie received her ordination from Yeshivat Maharat.  She has experience working in a variety of educational settings, both religious (executive producer at Aleph Beta) and secular (Riker's Island-Manhattan College Program).  She is thrilled to be a part of the Bayit's vibrant and dynamic community.

Avi Weiss
Rabbi in Residence

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Rabbi Avraham (Avi) Weiss is the Rabbi in Residence at the Bayit, founding president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) and founder of Yeshivat Maharat.

Sara Hurwitz
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Rabba Sara is thrilled to be serving as clergy at the Bayit. She was ordained by Rabbi Weiss and Rabbi Daniel Sperber in 2009. She also serves as Dean of Yeshivat Maharat and lives in Riverdale with her husband, Josh Abraham and their 3 boys.

Richard Langer
Executive Director
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Richard joined the Bayit in Sept, 2011 after a 20+ year career in small business management.

David Fain
Youth Director
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David is a third year student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and a graduate of the Pardes Educators Program.  He loves teaching and learning from youth and empowering them to explore and realize their fullest potential.  He enjoys playing baseball, learning guitar, and running.

Shuli Boxer Rieser
Assistant to Rabbi Weiss
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Originally from Vancouver, Shuli worked as an elementary school teacher before joining the Bayit in 2003.

Ariel Meiri
Synagogue Administrator
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Ariel joined the Bayit in 2014 having previously worked as a paraprofessional for the Department of Education. A graduate of Yeshiva University, Ariel holds a B.A. in biology.

Yael Oshinsky
Program Associate
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Yael joined the Bayit in 2006 and has an M.A. in Journalism and Communications from Bar-Ilan University.

Phyllis Newsome
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Joined the Bayit in 2004. Has two amazing daughters and was very involved in leadership roles at the local Public Schools for many years.


Bryan Cordova
Facilities Manager
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