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Rabbi Ari Neuman began his academic career majoring in Psychology at Yeshiva University, went on to receive an MA in Medieval Jewish History from Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School and his ordination from RIETS. As part of his rabbinical training at YU, Ari worked with the Jewish community in Highland Park, NJ as the NCSY City Director, served as a summer rabbinic intern at the Riverdale Jewish Center and served as a rabbinic intern at the Young Israel of Plainview.
Ari loves learning, teaching, playing soccer, sculpting tin foil, fishing, water sports, watching the Jets (though it is not clear why…), and being a new father.
Ari has been very involved with both the CJF and NCSY over the years. Before becoming the City Director in Highland Park, he was an advisor for Upstate NY NCSY for four years, which is where he met Shira.
He also traveled to Israel on two CJF missions, studied in the CJF’s Beth Jacob kollel in Los Angeles for two summers and participated in Torah Tours seven times visiting communities in Binghamton, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Memphis, Atlanta, Toronto, and Wynnewood.
Shira Neuman graduated with a BA in Psychology from Stern College for Women and holds a Master’s degree in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. She has been a longtime informal educator in roles such as Unit Head in Camp Shalom in Old Tappan, NJ, NCSY advisor in Upstate New York, and NCSY City Director in Highland Park, NJ.
In her spare time, Shira enjoys traveling, playing the guitar, flying kites, yoga, zumba and learning (anything and everything!). She also loves her new role as mother to baby Moshe, the Neuman’s one son.
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