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