The Team

The Team

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Name: Bashi Rosen
Role: Lead Internship Coordinator
Years in Role: 5
Hometown: Southfield, MI
Resides: Jerusalem, Israel
When I was 21 I spent my summer: In Israel staffing an awesome trip!
First 'Real Job': Ophthalmic Technician
Choice Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Coffee or Tea: Iced Coffee
Sweet pickles or dill pickles: Dill
Crushed ice or cubed ice: Cubed in Coke
Stripes or solids: Stripes
Bright colors or neutral tones: Neutral
Spring or Fall: Spring

Bashi Rosen

Senior Internship Coordinator
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Name: Jeff Surowitz
Role: CEO
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Resides: Lakewood, NJ
When I was 21 I spent my summer: AIPAC Intern
First 'Real Job': Paralegal in San Francisco
Super Human Strength: Able to function on very little sleep.
Family: Wife, Clara, and 5 amazing kids
Hobbies: Hockey Coach for sons, Torah Learning, Fidgit Spinner Enthusiast
Favorite Place on Earth: My home during Shabbat dinner!
Choice Ice Cream Flavor: Superman
Coffee or Tea: Black
Sweet pickles or dill pickles: Relish
Crushed ice or cubed ice: Crushed

Jeff Surowitz

Director
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Name: Ariella Abbo
Role: Internship Coordinator
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Resides: Jerusalem, Israel
When I was 21 I spent my summer: Skipped my college graduation to spend the summer in Israel! It was the best!
First 'Real Job': Worked in a ``surfer`` clothing shop in a local mall in high school.
Super Human Strength: Talking to puppies
Favorite Place on Earth: Nature
Choice Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate with chocolate brownie
Sweet pickles or dill pickles: Sweet
Bright colors or neutral tones: BRIGHT
Spring or Fall: Both

Ariella Abbo

Internship Coordinator
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Name: Elanah Oberg
Role: Internship Coordinator
Hometown: Rockaway, NJ
Resides: Har Nof, Jerusalem

First 'Real Job': Education and Planning Associate for the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island
Family: Just hubby and me 🙂

Favorite Quote: 'If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies. How very different our ideals of beauty would be.' (I don't know who said it, eek sorry!!)
Choice Ice Cream Flavor: soft vanilla w/ rainbow sprinkles
Sweet pickles or dill pickles: dill!!! mmm
Spring or Fall: Winter

Elanah Oberg

Internship Coordinator
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Ruvein Katz

Chief Of Operations
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Name: Yael Ball
Role: Administrator
Hometown: Antwerp, Belgium
Resides: Jerusalem
When I was 21 I spent my summer: Touring South Africa with friends
First 'Real Job': Teaching 6th graders, hopefully never again!
Super Human Strength: I speak 5 languages fluently
Family: Husband and a red-head toddler named Moishy
Choice Ice Cream Flavor: Ferero Rocher or any other chocolate flavor!
Coffee or Tea: oh, come on! Bring me some Iced Coffee!
Sweet pickles or dill pickles: no pickles for me
Crushed ice or cubed: cubed

Yael Ball

Administrator
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Name: Esther Jankelow
Hometown: Toronto
Resides: Jerusalem
When I was 21 I spent my summer: who can remember, that was like 15 years ago, but I assume on a beach somewhere
First 'Real Job': High school teacher
Family: Husband and adorable son Daniel
Favorite Place on Earth: home 😉
Favorite Quote: Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today

Choice Ice Cream Flavor: Ferero Rocher
Coffee or Tea: coffee
Sweet pickles or dill pickles: dill
Stripes or solids: solids
Bright colors or neutral tones: bright
Spring or Fall: Spring!

Esther Jankelow

Internship & Program Coordinator
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Name: Rebecca Kersh
Role: Concierge
Hometown: Leeds, UK
Resides: Brooklyn NY
When I was 21 I spent my summer: In Israel
First 'Real Job': Sports Center
Favorite Place on Earth: MY Bed

Rebecca Kersh

jInternship Concierge