The Team

The Team


Rabbi Menachem Deutsch was born in New York City and attended rabbinical seminaries in Denver and Israel before being ordained by Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, MD. In 1987, he founded the Atlanta Scholars Kollel, a Jewish adult education organization in Atlanta, GA, which he led for 23 years. In 2010, he became the Director of Olami, overseeing Jewish programs on hundreds campuses across the globe. He currently resides in Atlanta with his wife Dena and the youngest four children of their nine children.

Rabbi Menachem Deutsch

Founder and CEO

Mr. Lemberg was born in Linden, NJ and is the Managing Director of Infinity Special Situation, LLC. Inc. He has three decades of experience in Real Estate Development and Venture Capital,where he has expertise in negotiating joint venture partnerships, sales of companies, acquisition consulting and general strategic planning. Mr. Lemberg is proud to serve as the Chairman of the Building Committee of the School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI) and Managing Member of Blessing for Life Foundation, LLC. He lives in Lakewood, NJ with his wife, Blimy, and their four children.

Mr Danny Lemberg

Founder and CEO Emeritus

A native of Detroit, MI, Jeff has a double BA (cum laude) in Political Science and Philosophy from Western Michigan University. Seizing an opportunity to follow his passion for studying Judaism and living in Israel, Jeff spent four years in Israel working in Israel’s High Tech sector. Since returning to the US in 2004, Jeff has coordinated and directed a range of Jewish educational initiatives. Jeff and his wife Clara have five wonderful children. They currently reside in Lakewood, NJ.

Jeff Surowitz


Bashi Rosen immigrated to Israel from Michigan shortly after her wedding, and currently lives in the Har Nof area of Jerusalem with her husband Ari and their four children. She has worked as a certified Ophthalmic Technician and has many years of experience teaching Jewish education. Since moving to Israel, she has been involved with numerous educational programs, including Jerusalem Online University and Neve Yerushalayim. jInternship combines her loves for Israel, Jewish education and fun in one perfect package.

Bashi Rosen

Internship Coordinator - Israel

Ruvein Katz


Ruth, a native of Northern California, finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in music performance. Upon graduation, she moved to Israel where she studied and worked at Neve Yerushalayim and began pursuing her Master’s in Music at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Ruth taught in a few different high school music conservatories and performed with local orchestras. After four years in Israel, she now lives in Houston, TX with her husband, Aaron, and their two young children.

Rus Wersing

Internship Coordinator - USA