The Jewish Renaissance Experience is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to providing stimulating, exciting, and thought provoking Jewish programming for the entire Westchester Jewish community. Our goal is to provide something for everyone – regardless of age, background, or level of knowledge. In addition to an array of programs for all ages and levels, we offer tailor-made study plans to meet your individual needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out how we can service your Jewish education needs.
Miriam was born and raised in Long Island, NY, and graduated Queens College with a B.A. in Psychology and Psi Chi Honors of The National Honor Society in Psychology, as well as Summa Cum Laude from Downstate University with a B.S. in Nursing. After working in the Intensive Care Heart Unit at the Long Island Jewish Hospital, Miriam attended the University of South Alabama for her Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In addition, Miriam has lectured and run programs for college students on Birthright, mentored on Heritage Retreats, and has had an active involvement with the Jewish Education Program (JEP) of Long Island. Contact Miriam at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi Moshe Becker is originally from Rochester, NY, but spent most of his life in Israel, where he received his training in Talmud and Jewish Law at the Hebron Yeshiva and The Jerusalem Kollel. Moshe has done advanced research in Jewish Philosophy and History with the Hashkafa Circle, and published in Reshimu, the Hashkafa Circle’s Journal. He has managed research projects for Jewish Content Laboratories and was instrumental in publishing several of its materials. Most recently, he was a senior lecturer at Torah Encounters in Jerusalem. Moshe received Rabbinic Ordination from The Jerusalem Kollel as well as from Rabbi Z.N. Goldberg of the High Rabbinic Court in Jerusalem. Contact Rabbi Becker at email@example.com or check out some of his classes at mosheb.posterous.com.
Ester Malka Becker
Ester Malka has literally travelled the world with her family. Born in Buffalo, NY, she moved with her family to Australia, then back to NY, and eventually to Israel. Ester Malka earned a Teacher’s Certificate from Bnos Yehuda Academy in Jerusalem and has been involved in educational projects with Partners in Torah and Jewish Content Laboratories. In addition to her work at the JRE and being a full-time mom of four, Ester Malka enjoys baking and entertaining, so feel free to drop in. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi Yossi Oratz was born and bred in Brooklyn, NY, but managed to get away to learn in Israel and to attend Empire State College for a B.A. in Business Administration. After studying in some of the most prominent yeshivot in the world, Yossi married and settled in Israel where he focused his studies on Jewish Law and received Rabbinic Ordination from The Jerusalem Kollel. Yossi is also well on his way to earning the prestigious Rabbinic Ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of the State of Israel. Yossi is a wine enthusiast and an avid basketball and tennis player. Rabbi Oratz can be reached at email@example.com
Rabbi Avi is responsible for keeping things chilled at the JRE, among other things. A native of Brooklyn, NY, he spent several years studying in Israel, where he ultimately received Rabbinic Ordination at the Jerusalem Kollel and from Rabbi Z.N. Goldberg. Avi attended Touro College in Brooklyn and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Marketing and Business Management. While in college, Avi taught sixth grade math and science at a private school in Brooklyn. In addition to chilling, Avi enjoys running, a good BBQ, or a cup of coffee – along with good conversation of course. Contact Rabbi Avi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shana grew up in Flushing, NY and graduated Touro College with a B.A. in Psychology. While in college, she served as Assistant Program Coordinator at Chai Lifeline, a non-profit organization that helps family with seriously ill children, and volunteered her summers at Camp Simcha. In Israel, Shana further pursued her education as well as religious studies, and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Mental Health counseling. Shana can be contacted at email@example.com