YOHAI & YAEL WEST

The West Family
 
Born in Silver Spring Maryland, Yohai (33) came to Yeshivat Hakotel after high school and never left. After 3 years in yeshiva including 9 months in Machal hesder - Givati Brigade Yohai went to earn a BSc. in Technology Marketing & Management at Machon Lev Jerusalem College of Technology. Yohai currently works as a Product Marketing Manager at NICE Systems, Ra'anana.
Yael (32) was born and raised in Shaarie Chessed Yerushalayim. After Beis Yaakov Yael went on to study Graphic design. Yael is currently a full time mom.

Yael and Yohai have been living in RBS for over 9 years. Noam (9) learns at Darchei Noam. Rachel (7) learns Bnos Beis Yaakov-Bnos Malks and Yisrael Reuven or 'Sruvi' (4) will join his brother I"YH next year at Darchei Noam.
 

MAKE CONTACT

Yohai:
yohaiw@gmail.com
Israel: 02-9923247
Yael:
yohaiw@gmail.com
Israel: 02-9923247
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RABBI GOTTLIEB

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Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, the leader of the Ganei Ha’Ela community, is the former rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Emunah, a prominent synagogue in Baltimore, MD. In August, 2010 Rabbi Gottlieb and his family made aliyah to Israel, where they currently live in Ramat Shilo, a suburb of Ramat Beit Shemesh.

 
While at Shomrei Emunah Rabbi Gottlieb was known for his inspiring talks, numerous weekly shiurim, high energy, and strong leadership, as well as for his deep care and concern for every member.

 
Since making aliyah Rabbi Gottlieb has taught at Yeshivat Shaalvim, Midreshet AMIT, and Mercaz Tiferet, and has also lectured for Adult Education programs in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Yerushalayim, Chashmona’im, and Modi’in. He is currently writing a book on the Laws of Yom Tov for the OU Press and this coming year Rabbi Gottlieb is excited to be a Ram at Yeshivat Ashreinu, a new yeshiva in Beit Shemesh.

 
A highly regarded teacher, Rabbi Gottlieb has also served as a Scholar in Residence for numerous communities in the United States and Israel, and was one of the featured speakers at the recent Siyum Hashas at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue.

 
Rabbi Gottlieb received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University (RIETS), where he was also a member of their prestigious Wexner Kollel Elyon. In addition to publishing numerous articles and co-editing two scholarly works, Rabbi Gottlieb is the author of Ateret Yaakov, a book of in-depth essays about a wide range of halachic topics.

 
Over 400 of Rabbi Gottlieb’s classes and articles are available online at www.yutorah.org or by clicking here.

 
Click here to read Rabbi Gottlieb’s moving “Goodbye Drasha” to his community in Baltimore.

 
Click here to listen to Rabbi Gottlieb’s inspiring remarks at the 12th Siyum Hashas.

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SHOPS & RESTAURANTS

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Ganei Ha’Ela is situated in a prime location for all your shopping and dining needs. Whether you are in the mood for a quick bite of pizza or looking for a nice cafe you don’t have to travel far to reach your destination. You’ll find all your shopping needs within minutes from home between existing malls and shopping centers as well as a brand new state of the art mall that is just opened. From major grocery chains, clothing stores, to boutiques, toys, and office supplies the Beit Shemesh area continues to grow in providing residents with everything they need within a short radius.

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YOSSIE & SHIRA PLATNICK

The Platnick Family
 
Yossie (34) is originally from Brooklyn and Shira (33) grew up in Monsey. A YU–Stern couple, they made aliyah from Hillside, NJ in August, 2011 and currently live in Ramat Shilo.
 
Yossie graduated from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and is a Neuroradiologist, currently practicing with Radiology Associates of Ridgewood. After many years of working in the corporate world, Shira is now a stay-at-home mom for their five children, Avi (8), Akiva (6), Eitan (6), Dani (3), and Rami (1).
 

MAKE CONTACT

Yossi:
jplatnick@gmail.com
From US: (908) 436-9131
From Israel: 02-650-4218
Shira:
sdplatnick@yahoo.com
From US: (908) 436-9131
From Israel: 02-650-4218
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SPACIOUS HOMES

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Ganei Ha'Ela offers a range of homes from 120 square meters to luxurious 298 meters. Click here to see our models.

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AVI & MICHAL GEFFNER

The Geffner Family

 
Avi (32) was born and raised in Staten Island, NY and attended Yeshivah of Flatbush, Hakotel, and YU. Since graduating from YU, Avi has been working in public accounting. Michal (32) was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and attended Yeshivah of Flatbush, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Stern. After graduating from Stern, Michal earned an MSW from Wulzweiler and worked in private practice in the states for a few years. She now has a private social work practice in Israel.

 

Avi and Michal met in the Yeshivah of Flatbush and now have four kids ranging in ages from 3 through 9. Avi and Michal fulfilled their life-long dream and made aliyah in 2011 after living in Bergenfield, NJ for 5 years.
 

MAKE CONTACT

AVI:
ageffner@bdo.com
Israel: 052-276-3189
MICHAL:
michalgeffner@gmail.com
Israel: 052-276-7516
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ROB & AVIVA SHUR


 
Rob (34) is from Brooklyn, went to Yeshiva of Flatbush, Yeshivat Hakotel, and then YU and RIETS. He works full time for YU as a program manager for the highly regarded www.yutorah.org as well as a freelance graphic designer. Aviva (34) grew up in Teaneck, went to Bruriah, MMY, and then Stern. She was a graphic designer for Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, and now works as a freelance graphic designer and full-time mom.
 
They have been married for 6 years and have 3 kids - Tzachi (5) Shira (4) and Bentzion (4 months). After living in Washington Heights for 5 years they made aliyah in the Summer of 2011.

MAKE CONTACT

Rob:
robertshur@gmail.com
Israel: 054-464-8695
Aviva:
avivashur@gmail.com
Israel: 052-505-2853
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PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS

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The natural beauty of the surrounding Beit Shemesh region will be enhanced by beautifully manicured parks and state of the art playgrounds to create outdoor spaces to be shared and enjoyed by all ages. Parents and children will meet at thoughtfully designed playgrounds and beautiful parks will offer families the chance to spend down time together playing, picnicking and enjoying the aesthetic surroundings. Care will be taken to create common grounds beautified by colorful plantlife and flora that will serve as a constant reminder of Artzenu Hakdosha.

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From Israel: 052-569-6143

From the US: (410) 653-2333

Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, the leader of the Ganei Ha’Ela community, is the former rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Emunah, a prominent synagogue in Baltimore, MD. In August, 2010 Rabbi Gottlieb and his family made aliyah to Israel, where they currently live in Ramat Shilo, a suburb of Ramat Beit Shemesh.

 

While at Shomrei Emunah Rabbi Gottlieb was known for his inspiring talks, numerous weekly shiurim, high energy, and strong leadership, as well as for his deep care and concern for every member.

 

Since making aliyah Rabbi Gottlieb has taught at Yeshivat Shaalvim, Midreshet AMIT, and Mercaz Tiferet, and has also lectured for Adult Education programs in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Yerushalayim, Chashmona’im, and Modi’in. He is currently writing a book on the Laws of Yom Tov for the OU Press and this coming year Rabbi Gottlieb is excited to be a Ram at Yeshivat Ashreinu, a new yeshiva in Beit Shemesh.

 

A highly regarded teacher, Rabbi Gottlieb has also served as a Scholar in Residence for numerous communities in the United States and Israel, and was one of the featured speakers at the recent Siyum Hashas at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue.

 

Rabbi Gottlieb received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University (RIETS), where he was also a member of their prestigious Wexner Kollel Elyon. In addition to publishing numerous articles and co-editing two scholarly works, Rabbi Gottlieb is the author of Ateret Yaakov, a book of in-depth essays about a wide range of halachic topics.

 

Over 400 of Rabbi Gottlieb’s classes and articles are available online at www.yutorah.org

 

Click here to read Rabbi Gottlieb’s moving “Goodbye Drasha” to his community in Baltimore.

 

Click here to listen to Rabbi Gottlieb’s inspiring remarks at the 12th Siyum Hashas.

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