Services by JTS Alumni for JTS Alumni

Your fellow alumni offer a wide range of professional services. This list is not intended as an endorsement of any particular business. JTS assumes no responsibility for services rendered or the quality of work performed.

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Alumni Yellow Page Directory


Art

Rabbi Yael Buechler (RS '11, GS '11) is the founder of Midrash Manicures, where Jewish education meets nail art. Midrash Manicures offers narrated educational workshops, a curriculum for Genesis, and a product line of Jewish holiday nail decals.

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Batya Weinstock (LC '10) is an independent freelance artist living in New York City. She works in a variety of mediums, including oil, watercolor, charcoal, acrylic, and paper. In addition to showing her work in various art exhibits, Batya designs and creates personalized wedding and bar/bat mitzvah invitations, ketubbot, wall murals, portraits, birth certificates, and paintings.

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Heather G. Stoltz (GS '04) is a fiber artist who teaches adults and students to "translate text into textile." These fiber-art workshops, taught at synagogues and community centers, allow participants to discover new ways to look at the traditional Jewish texts while learning to express themselves in textile art. Heather also creates unique fabric sculptures and quilted wall hangings based on Jewish texts, as well as custom tallitot, huppot, challah covers, and Torah covers.

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Renée (Rosen) Rey (GS '81) is an award-winning visual and portrait artist whose work deals with spirituality, the connection between people around the world, the past, and the present. Combining this philosophy with her unique ability to capture the essence of the spirit, she is accepting commissions to create a personal pictorial legacy for you and your loved ones in oil and pastel.

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Sonia Gordon-Walinsky (LC '04) creates beautifully hand-calligraphed Judaic artwork, including custom ketubbot, personalized verses connecting one's name to Torah, and other blessings, prayers, and teachings from Jewish texts.

Phone: (917) 822-7963

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Counseling/Therapy

Yoni Schwab, PhD, (LC '00) is a licensed psychologist in private practice with offices in midtown Manhattan and Riverdale. He treats adults, children, and families using cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), a problem-solving, time-limited therapy that focuses on alleviating symptoms quickly and teaching the client new skills to feel better, act better, and function well. In addition, Yoni speaks frequently to school and parent groups in the general and Jewish communities on social/emotional development and progressive behavior management.

Phone: (917) 509-1282

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Suzannah Cole Callaghan (GS '02) is a psychotherapist in private practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan in New York City. She helps clients become more self-aware and self-actualized, and believes that change occurs in the context of a safe, compassionate, and caring environment that is created together by the client(s) and therapist. Change begins with an exploration of the present situation. Sometimes, this increased understanding, on its own, can facilitate growth.

Phone: (347) 240-9406

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Adina Shapiro, LCSW (GS '79) is a psychotherapist in private practice in McLean, Virginia, and Washington DC. She works with adolescents and adults—providing individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy—and has a special interest in women's issues, eating disorders, and relationship problems.

Phone: (793) 761-3939

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Education

Faya Gene Hoffman (LC '03, DS '05) is the chief operations officer of My Learning Springboard, which offers unique solutions for unique learners. Working with students spanning nursery through college and beyond, her group specializes in admissions consulting, private tutoring, enrichment teaching, test preparation, special education, homeschooling, professional development, and parent education.

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Hila Ratzabi (LC '03) is a poet, writer, editor, and tutor. She has done freelance editing for Indiana University Press and various educational publishers, and has worked as a tutor both privately and through the Middlebridge Exchange. A graduate of the MFA Writing program at Sarah Lawrence College, Hila has also taught at Hebrew schools (grades K–7). She is available to tutor in expository and creative writing, test prep (SAT, ISEE exams), Hebrew, bar/bat mitzvah, and Judaic studies.

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Bara Sapir (DS '05) is the owner of Test Prep New York (TPNY), a tutoring and personal coaching company based in New York. TPNY is the only educational company to fuse academic test preparation with mental enhancement techniques to maximize scores and minimize stress. Her tutors are leading experts at preparing students for exams at all levels, including ERBs, SHSAT, ISEE, SSAT, Hunter High School, COOP, HSPT, Regents, AP, SAT I and SAT II, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, USMLE, NCLEX, Series 7 & 63, and academic tutoring from early education through college.

Phone: (646) 290-7440

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Judaica

Rabbi Jason Miller (DS, RS '04) offers custom-made bentchers, shironim, siddurim, and more for your semahot. Rabbi Miller also offers web design services.

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Media/Consulting

Amy Goldstein (GS '93) is president of Gold Public Affairs, offering targeted marketing, advocacy, and strategic-communications consulting for a variety of for-profit and nonprofit businesses. Clients include several Jewish and Israel-related entities.

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Charlie Kalech (LC '89) is director of J-Town Productions Ltd., a web design and Internet-marketing company based in Jerusalem, serving clients in Israel, North America, and Europe.

Services include planning and achieving goals, technical specifications, web design, programming, hosting, promotion (search engine optimization, pay-per-click campaigns, social media marketing), and more.

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Audrey Shore (LC '04) provides a range of freelance services for a variety of businesses and institutions.

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Legal & Financial

Katherine Hanus (LC '06) is sales agent / business development pro for Allstate Insurance. She specializes in property and casualty insurance sales, including auto, business, home, co-op/condo, renters, and life Insurance.

Phone: (718) 381-1400

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Martha Hausman, Esq. (GS '99) has a national practice providing representation and consultation in contract negotiations for rabbis, cantors, and other Jewish professionals.

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Jonathan Medows, CPA (RS '04 and '08) is the founder of Medows CPA, PLLC, a boutique CPA firm serving the needs of individuals and businesses with expertise in the area of clergy taxes, and can assist cantors, rabbis, and those in training with the unique tax benefits and responsibilities of parsonage.

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Bryan Lipsky (LC '05) is an associate at the law firm of Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., a full-service law firm. He practices in the litigation department.

Phone: (212) 471-8537

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Special Needs

Naomi Brunnlehrman (GS '05) is the cofounder of Jewish Deaf Resource Center (JDRC), a national bicultural/bilingual organization dedicated to supporting deaf individuals in their relationship with the wider Jewish community. JDRC advocates to increase communication and access to services, rituals, learning, and other Jewish communal experiences.

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