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
Dani Zwick

Name: Dani Zwick
Role: Head of Business Development
Hometown: Queens, New York
Resides: Ramat Eshkol, Jerusalem
When I was 21 I spent my summer: Summer school (That’s all I’ll admit to right now)
First ``Real Job”: Been working consistently till today since age 8. Not sure if any of them are “Real jobs” though. Lol.
Super Human Strength: That’s classified. Sorry.
Family: Is that who those people are ? if so, then yes.
Hobbies: Besides for eating and sleeping, I also like swimming, hiking, traveling and thinking about stuff.
Favorite Place on Earth: Probably an Island in the Caribbean that is yet to be discovered.
Favorite Quote: Oh there are so many that I live by, but I guess the best is “Everyone’s got a plan... until they get punched in the mouth” - Mike Tyson

Choice Ice Cream Flavor : Fudge Brownie all the way
Coffee or Tea : Coffee all day, every day. Tea when I’m sick (or just in the mood for tea)
Sweet pickles or dill pickles : How about Sour ?! But Garlic dill if those are the only choices
Crushed ice or cubed ice : Hold the ice.
Stripes or solids: I got both
Bright colors or neutral tones. Dark grey is my favorite color. I just love it .
Spring or Fall: Spring obviously. Are there people who actually choose fall?

Dani Zwick

Head of Business Development
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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
Chana Miriam Matis

Name: Chana Miriam Matis
Role: Administrator
Hometown: Monsey, New York
Resides: , Neve Yaakov, Jerusalem
When I was 21 I spent my summer: In LA with my 15 year old sister.
First ``Real Job:``
Super Human Strength:
Family: Married with 3 Beautiful children
Hobbies: Love Guitar and Reading
Favorite Place on Earth:
Favorite Quote:
Choice Ice Cream Flavor: Mint CHocolate chip
Coffee or Tea; Coffee
Sweet pickles or dill pickles; Dill
Crushed ice or cubed ice; Cubed
Stripes or solids; Solids
Bright colors or neutral tones: Bright
Spring or Fall: Fall

Chana Miriam Matis

Administrator
Sarah Stern

Name: Sarah Stern
Role: Internship Coordinator
Hometown: Teaneck, New Jersey
Resides: Maaleh Adumim, Israel
Super Human Strength: Whipping up gourmet meals for a crowd
Family: Awesome husband, and four adorable kids
Favorite Place on Earth: Curled up on the couch with a good book
Choice Ice Cream Flavor - vanilla
Coffee or Tea - coffee...
Sweet pickles or dill pickles - dill
Crushed ice or cubed ice - don't like ice : )
Stripes or solids - solids
Bright colors or neutral tones - neutral
Spring or Fall - spring!

Sarah Stern

Internship Coordinator
Rivka Malka Gleizer

Name: Rivka Malka Gleizer
Role: Internship Coordinator
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Resides: Jerusalem, Israel
First ``Real Job``: I was a tour guide for students at a Holocaust museum
Hobbies: Baking at inconvenient times
Favorite Place on Earth: Home
Choice Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate
Coffe or Tea: Water
Sweet pickles or dill pickles: Fresh, crunchy cucumbers
Stripes or Solids: Solids
Bright colors or neutral tones: Neutral
Spring or Fall: Spring. I love when everything comes to life!

Rivka Malka Gleizer

Internship Coordinator
Racheli Gross

Name: Racheli Gross
Role: Connecticut face of jInternship (and Marketing director)
Hometown: Jerusalem
Resides: Storrs, CT
When I was 21 I spent my summer: Looking for my husband 🙂
First ``Real Job:`` Bookkeeper at ALDO Shoes (But did I HAVE a REAL job until jinternship?)
Super Human Strength: Prophecy
Family: Handsome husband and 2 beautiful daughters
Hobbies: Reading
Favorite Place on Earth: Home
Favorite Quote: Hashem is here, Hashem is there, Hashem is truly everywhere (Uncle Moishy)
Choice Ice Cream Flavor - Triple Chocolate
Coffee or Tea - Coffee
Sweet pickles or dill pickles - Sweet
Crushed ice or cubed ice - Cubed
Stripes or solids - Solids
Bright colors or neutral tones - Black
Spring or Fall - Fall

Racheli Gross

Connecticut face of jInternship (and Marketing director)