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Get to know the talented, dedicated people who make our Bayit run!
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Steven Exler

Senior Rabbi

ext 108 ravsteven@thebayit.org

Rabbi Steven Exler is from Baltimore.  His ordination is 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, Talya Adira and Yair Lev.

Ezra Seligsohn

Associate Rabbi

ext 219 ravezra@thebayit.org

Rabbi Ezra Seligsohn, a Philadelphia native, received Smicha from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. He feels privileged to call the Bayit home. He spends most of his time with his family: Ma'ayan, Ronen, Asher and Boaz.

Bracha Jaffe

Associate Rabba

ext 106 rabbanitbracha@thebayit.org

Rabbanit Bracha Jaffe is a proud graduate of Yeshivat Maharat, following her soul after a career in hi-tech. Equally at home in Israel and in the US, she feels honored to be a member of the clergy team at the Bayit.

 

Richard Langer

Executive Director

ext 104 richard@thebayit.org

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

Avi Weiss

Rabbi in Residence

ext 102 ravavi@thebayit.org

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

Rabba

ext 107 rabbasara@thebayit.org

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 4 boys.

 

Emily Hausman

Co-Youth Director

ext 120 emily@thebayit.org

Emily Hausman is currently the director of early childhood education at the Riverdale Y. Emily earned her M.A. in Education from American Jewish University in Los Angeles.

Rabbi Joseph Robinson

Co-Youth Director

ext 120 joseph@thebayit.org

Joining his spouse, Emily Hausman, as the Co-Youth Director, Joseph is also the Director of Community Engagement at the Riverdale Y. His passion for educating young minds has driven his career into the rabbanit and supporting the Bayit family. 

 

sHULI bOXER rIESER

Assistant to Rabbi Weiss

ext 102 shuli@thebayit.org

Originally from Vancouver, Shuli worked as an elementary school teacher before joining the Bayit in 2003.

 

Arona Berow, LMSW

Social Worker

212-632-4735 aberow@jbfcs.org

Arona Berow, LMSW, is a licensed social worker available to the HIR community through the Jewish Board.  She is committed to destigmatizing mental health issues, and she is eager to expand the Bayit's programming to serve our members' needs.  Please contact her directly to share ideas, for more information, or to schedule an appointment.

pHYLLIS nEWSOME

Bookkeeper

ext 103 finance@thebayit.org

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

Yael Oshinsky

Program Associate

ext 116 yael@thebayit.org

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

 

Bryan Cordova

Facilities Manager

ext 121 bryan@thebayit.org

Bryan has been with the Bayit since 2009. He enjoys getting to know all the Bayit members  and making sure the day to day needs of the building are taken care of and that all events run as smoothly as possible. Bryan lives in the Bronx and has two sons, Julian and Nicholas. 

 
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