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: VP of Marketing and Special Projects
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

VP of Marketing and Special Projects
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Ruvein Katz

Chief Of Operations
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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
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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

Bashi Rosen

Program Coordinator

Jeff Surowitz

CEO, Director

Ariella Abbo

Internship Coordinator, Politics, Tech and Engineering

Yehudis Patino

Administrative Assistant

Ruvein Katz

Chief of Operations

Devorah Sher

Internship Coordinator

Aviva Cohen

Internship Coordinator, Business and Finance

Ephraim Dubovick

Accounts

Shana Segal

Internship Coordinator, JLIC and OhrSom Programs

Yael Perlmutter

Internship Coordinator

Mordy Twersky

Internship Coordinator, Medical Fields

Jocelyn Gordon

Ambassador Director

Phil Kalusheyner

Field Rep