MEET THE TEAM
Rabbi. Avi Rosalimsky
Rabbi Avi Rosalimsky received his Semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), studying primarily under the auspices of Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky and Rabbi Baruch Simon. In conjunction with his rabbinical training and studies, Rabbi Rosalimsky also received his Masters Degree in Jewish Education and he is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in School Administration, both degrees from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education.
Beyond his educational pursuits, Rabbi Rosalimsky has extensive experience working with Jewish Youth, in both formal and informal educational settings. In recent years, he has served as a teacher at Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, NJ, the Director of NCSY Impact, the teen program director at Congregation Beth Abraham in Bergenfield, NJ, the Boys Program Director of the My Extended Family branch in Teaneck, NJ, the founder and commissioner of the Bergenfield Youth Baseball League and the Bergen County Flag Football League, and the Executive Director of Kulanu, an educational system for teenagers in public school. He also spent 4 years involved with running the programming of the Gross & Schechter Pesach program in Somerset, NJ. Rabbi Rosalimsky has also spoken publicly to many different groups of various sizes, ages, and religious affiliations.
Through his different positions, Rabbi Rosalimsky has worked with and impacted the lives of thousands of Jews in the NJ-NY Metropolitan area. Rabbi Rosalimsky’s students and colleagues describe him as driven, passionate, warm, organized, caring, and someone who will always go above and beyond for them.
Rabbi Rosalimsky is looking forward to bringing his wealth of programming, organizational, and rabbinic experience to making this an incredibly meaningful and inspiring Pesacfor all of our guests.
Dr. Doron Katz
Dr. Doron Katz is a partner in Access Medical Associates, a well respected primary care practice with offices in NY and NJ. He also sees patients at the Refuah Health Center in Spring Valley. Over the past twenty years he has cared for and helped thousands of patients and has been recognized as a Top Doctor by the International Association of Internists and has been awarded the Doctors Choice Award. Dr. Katz has been voted amongst the Best Internists in Bergen County on multiple occasions by The Jewish Standard Newspaper and has been awarded the Best of Englewood Awards for Physicians.
Dr Katz is also known for his tremendous love and passion for the State of Israel. He is lucky to have travelled to Israel over 50 times and has been involved in countless charity projects to support the State of Israel. Those projects which have included supporting the IDF during Operation Tsuk Eitan and providing toys for kids on the front line of Gaza rockets, have each raised tens of thousands of dollars. Doron has also put together multiple itineraries for large family trips to Israel for various chagim and celebrations.
Dr Katz is known to be “very professional” and “extremely patient and compassionate” with his patients and plans to bring this same devotion and attention to making this Pesach program the most inspiring and exciting program around. He is incredibly excited to bring hundreds of Jews to Yerushalayim for Pesach.
Dr. Katz resides in Bergen County with his wife Micol and their four children and is excited to bring them along for this latest adventure!
Ben and Raizy Schwartz
Ben Schwartz a.k.a. “The Pesach Video Guy” and his wife Raizy Schwartz will be directing the kids program at Pesach in Jerusalem. They have a combined experience of 33 years running camps and children's programming. They are looking forward to enabling all guests to fully enjoy Pesach, by providing everyone with peace of mind knowing that the children are in a safe and entertaining environment! In addition to running camps and assorted children programs, Raizy is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, and Ben teaches in Yeshivas Aderes HaTorah ("Senters") during the day and he runs a real estate company in the evening. They are currently living in Jerusalem with their 5 beautiful children!