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Board of Directors

Rabbi_Dr_Henry_Hasson Rabbi Dr. Henry Hasson, President
Rabbi Dr. Henry Hasson is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, and practices Pediatric Neurology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He gives classes and lectures at Ohel David and Shlomo and for Merkaz Moreshet Yisrael. He was ordained with Semicha in 2002 from Yeshivas Pirchei Shoshanim.
MichaelFeldstein Michael Feldstein, Vice-President
Michael Feldstein received his M.B.A. from New York University, and is the marketing director at Boardroom Inc., a direct marketer of books and newsletters. Mr. Feldstein has extensive experience in helping Jewish organizations with their marketing, advertising, and public relations, and was on the Board of Directors of Edah. He has volunteered for both the Orthodox Union and YUConnects in planning singles programming for them. He lives in Stamford, CT, and served as the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the local Jewish newspaper, the Jewish Voice. He is an active member of the community’s Chevra Kadisha, has served on several different committees at both the Young Israel of Stamford and Congregation Agudath Sholom, and was the president of the Stamford Eruv Committee. He currently chairs the Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford (CAMOS), a community growth initiative that has successfully attracted many young Modern Orthodox couples to relocate to Stamford.
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Dr. Mark Wertenteil received his B.S. in economics from Yeshiva University in 1990 and his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine in 1994. He completed his Residency of Internal Medicine at the Case Western University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1997.  He has a medical practice in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and is an attending physician at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
MichaelHarris2_000 Dr. Michael B. Harris, Secretary
Dr. Michael Harris is one of the nation’s leading pediatric oncologists. He is currently Director of Tomorrows Children’s Institute, a pediatric cancer and blood disorders program that combines world-class medicine, cutting-edge research, and compassionate care for children and adolescents. He is Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Senior Attending, Department of Pediatrics at The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at the Hackensack University Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School. He serves on numerous committees and boards, including the Medical Advisory Board of the Israel Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Oren Bezalely

Oren is a Torah Educator and Pastor at The United Meshadi Jewish Community Of America. He functions as Executive Director of Jewish Education, Adult Educator and Communal Lecturer on biblical and other classical Jewish literature, textual analysis, Jewish philosophy, history, and Jewish legal texts. He runs Jewish services, delivers sermons, and performs pastoral roles.

Tamar Bezalely

Tamar Bezalely is a Relationship Consultant, Dating Coach, Shadchanit (matchmaker), & Kallah Teacher. Tamar has been instructed in the methods of teaching brides by Rebbetzin Coty Bitton and Rebbetzin Joanne Dove. Learning with students about the laws of family purity, intimacy, communication, and fulfillment in the marriage relationship crowns her learning and teaching experience. Tamar received a BS degree in Psychology, graduating with honors, from The University of Illinois in June, 2000.

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Mr. Jack Doueck graduated Yeshiva University in 1985 and attended Bernard Revel Graduate School for an advanced degree in Jewish Philosophy. Professionally, Mr. Doueck is a principal and founder of Advanced Energy Capital, LLC – an energy finance company – and previously he was principal and founder of Stillwater Capital Partners, Inc. an Investment Advisory firm. Jack is one of the founders of “Sephardic Career Services”, a non-profit organization which places hundreds of people each year in jobs. He is a featured speaker at investment conferences around the world and lectures regularly in Bernard Baruch College. He is the author of : “The Chesed Boomerang: How Acts of Kindness Enrich Our Lives”, “Joseph: How One Man Can Make a Difference”, and “Yom Teru’ah: The Shofar and Its Meaning on Rosh Hashanah.” All proceeds from his books go to charity. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of several charitable organizations including Sephardic Bikur Holim and American Friends of Hamakom Sheli for disabled children. Jack lives in New York with his wife Jamie and their five children.
YossiGoldberger Dr. Yosie Goldberger
Dr. Jeffrey Goldberger obtained his B.S. from M.I.T. in 1980 and his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1984. He is currently the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University.
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Dr. Sheryl Haut
Dr. Sheryl Haut is Director of the Adult Epilepsy Program at Montefiore. She has an extensive research background, including a Masters of Clinical Research with Distinction from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is one of the first investigators to run a clinical trial of stress management for epilepsy, using smartphone diaries. Dr. Haut is the current Chair of the North American Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy, and is active nationally in the American Epilepsy Society, and the American Academy of Neurology, serving on committees of both organizations. She has authored more than 50 papers/book chapters on epilepsy, and has been featured in Top Doctors of NY annually since 2009. She maintains an active adult epilepsy practice at the Moses Campus.

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Dr. Frank Lieberman is the Director of the Adult Neurooncology Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Medical Oncology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA.
DinaNajman Dina Najman, Bioethicist
Dina Najman received her B.A. from Yeshiva University in 1990. She was a fellow at Drisha Institute in New York and Nishmat Institute in Jerusalem. She is a certified Bioethicist through the N.Y.U./Einstein Bioethics and Medical Humanities program (1998). Dina lectures on Bioethics and halacha in many communities and has taught in Nishmat,
Drisha and Ma’ayanot High School.
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Dr. Harold Perl received his B.A. from Yeshiva College in 1972 and his M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1975. He is presently the Director of Neonatology at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is a founding member of the Bioethics Committee at H.U.M.C. In addition he serves as the Medical Director of the SIDS Center of New Jersey. He maintains an academic appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Dr_Leon_Pirak Dr. Leon Pirak
Dr. Pirak received his M.D. at the University of Guadalajara. He had a Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship at New York St. Vincent’s Hospital and his Anesthesia Training was at The New York Mount Sinai Hospital. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Seton Hall University School of Health and Sciences as well as the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and the Chairman of the Ethics Committee at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. He practices anesthesiology at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
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Dr. Kenneth Prager
Kenneth Prager received his B.A. degree from Columbia College and his MD degree from Harvard Medical School. He is a pulmonologist and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Prager is Chairman of the Medical Ethics Committee and Director of Clinical Ethics at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus.

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Dr. Paul Ratzker
Dr. Ratzker received his B.A. from Yeshiva College in 1984.  He received his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1988.  He completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Miami in 1996 and is currently practicing neurosurgery in New Jersey.

 

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Dr. Shepard Schwartz
Dr. Shimshon Schwartz obtained his B.A. from Yeshiva College in 1982 and his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1986. He is currently attending chief for the pediatric emergency room in Sharei Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem. Dr. Schwartz also has a private pediatric practice in Jerusalem.

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Yannai Segal
At the tender age of 14, Yannai Segal was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease that necessitated a liver transplant. After waiting ten years, when Yannai was 24 and his wife was six-months pregnant with twins, Yannai received a liver that saved his life. Now Yannai and his family live happily in Bergenfield, NJ. Yannai works as a Publisher in Children’s Digital Media and his wife works as a nurse at New York Presbyterian Hospital – the very same hospital where Yannai received his life-saving transplant.

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Dr. Chaim Trachtman
Dr. Trachtman attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He currently practices Pediatric Nephrology and Pediatrics at the NYU Langone Medical Center. In 2010, Newsday newspaper listed him among the Top Doctors on Long Island and he has been listed as one of the Best Doctors by New York Magazine for the last 10 years.

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