Rabbi Ariel and Dorit have been living in Baka, Jerusalem, Israel with their sons Ivri and Eliyahu. They love having guests over and their Shabbat table is always filled with a plethora of people from a range of backgrounds. They are excited to be joining the Brandeis community in fall of 2021!

Rabbi Ariel, a native-born Israeli and Jerusalemite somehow landed up with an American girl from New Jersey. Ariel studied in Horev high school in Jerusalem, Mechinat Eli and served as a commander and sniper in an elite unit in the army. Ariel can often be found exploring the latest unmarked hiking trail, organizing the local Minyanim or tutoring adolescent immigrants in Hebrew and Judaic studies while playing basketball or soccer.

Dorit grew up in West Orange, NJ, but she always dreamt of making Aliyah. Dorit attended Stern College for Women and then worked as a Beit Midrash Fellow at SAR High School. Shortly afterwards, Dorit made Aliyah. She studied school psychology at Ben Gurion University and education at David Yellin College in Jerusalem. Dorit is an English reading specialist and a School Psychologist. She also teaches at a local elementary school. Dorit is passionate about helping immigrant children and their parents acclimate in the Israeli school system. When not counseling or teaching, you can find her reading a book, studying to be a Kallah teacher or trying out a new recipe.