Staff

The Bensalem Kollel and Outreach Center is privileged to have an amazing, warm, and knowledgeable staff of dynamic men and women who are dedicated to serve our community.
Their presence and warmth illuminates the lives of all who they come into contact with.
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Rabbi Moshe & Malky
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Rabbi moshe Travitsky
phone
267-228-8774
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phone
215-941-0351
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Born in Harrisburg, PA, Rabbi Travitsky attended Mirrer Yeshiva in Brooklyn, NY and Yeshivas Mir in Jerusalem. He continued his studies at Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received his Rabbinical Ordination (Semicha).

In 1987 he married his wife Malky (nee Fendel) from Forest Hills, NY. Malky studied at Bais Yaakov Seminary in Jerusalem and holds a BS in Computer Science from Queens College. In 1996 Rabbi Travitsky assumed the position as Rabbi of Kehillas Bnai Shalom in Bensalem. Shortly thereafter he embarked upon a campaign to build the Bucks County Mikvah and founded the Bensalem Community Kollel and the Bensalem Jewish Outreach Center.

Malky runs the busy Travitsky household and the BJOC office. She also directs all the women's Outreach activity in the community.
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Rabbi Nachum & Liora
Albin
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phone
312-860-1655
email
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Nachum was raised in Chicago, Illinois. He spent his Beis Medrash years in The Woodlake Yeshiva in Lakewood, NJ followed by Yeshivas Kodshim in Yerushalyaim.

In 2012 he met his wife Liora (nee Pinkus) a fellow Chicagonian. After their marriage they moved to Yerushalayim for approximately 6 years where Nachum continued his studies at Yeshivas Kodshim while Liora earned her MSW through the LIU Israel cohort.

They moved to Bensalem in 2018 to join the kollel where Nachum studies full time. Liora is currently employed as a Social Worker, and founded a Bas Mitzva program for local Hebrew School students.

Their children Toba, Yisrael, and Hadassa love to take part in all the community events Bensalem has to offer as well.
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Rabbi Ephraim & KB
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ephraim
phone
267-966-5767
email
email
Ephraim was raised in Teaneck, NJ. After finishing Mesivta in the summer of 2002, his family made Aliya to Israel where they currently reside, in HarNof. There Ephraim studied in Yeshivas Toras Simcha and in Yeshivas Mir.

In 2007, Ephraim married his wife, Kayla Bracha aka KB (nee Katz), who is originally from Philadelphia, PA.

They lived in Israel for three years where Ephraim continued to learn in Yeshivas Mir and in Ohr Sameach in the OhrLagolah Program.

They moved to Bensalem in 2010 and are very happy to be a part of such a wonderful community. After learning in the Bensalem Kollel, Ephraim now works at SwartzCulleton law firm. KB teaches in Politz Hebrew Academy and gives many classes for Bensalem's Women's Café Connect program and many other outreach events. They have four beautiful children, Devora Ita, Eliyahu, Naama and Yael . Ephraim and KB bought a home in Bensalem and look forward to being involved in the community for many years to come.
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Rabbi Yossi & Leah
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phone
917-853-4544
email
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Yossi is a native of Queens, New York. Growing up, Yossi was involved with many volunteer and Jewish educational programs, including serving as a Jewish day camp counselor and spiritual leader of Shabbos groups.

He spent a summer participating as a member of the SEED program in Bensalem before going to learn at Yeshiva Yagdil Torah in Israel, and returned to the States where he met and married his wife, Leah (née Braverman).

Yossi and Leah spent four years in Yerushalayim where he received Semicha from HaRav Yitzchok Berkovits, and his Kashrut certification from the Jerusalem Kashrus Institute. They then returned to the States, to embark on their mission to provide a Jewish education to others who may not have had the opportunity.

Yossi currently studies in the Bensalem Kollel in the mornings and is the Director of Development at BJOC, where he is responsible for developing relationships with local businessmen and executives.

Leah is busy caring for their three lively children Peri, Moishy and Dovi.
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Rabbi Yisroel Tzvi & Shulamis
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yisroel tzvi
phone
410-215-5610
email
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Yisroel Tzvi was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. He attended Telshe Yeshiva and continued on to Mir Yerushalayim.

In 2013, he married Shulamis (nee Goldstein) from Baltimore. They moved to E"Y where he continued learning in the Mir and then joined The Jerusalem Kollel of R' Yitzchok Berkovits.

In the winter of 2018 Yisroel Tzvi and Shulamis moved to Bensalem with their 3 children; Sara Leah, Michal, and Gila, to join the Kollel. The Dewicks are driven to help Jews in any way that is needed.
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Rabbi Yisroel Meir & Malka
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phone
732-597-2918
email
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Yisroel Meir was born and raised in Lakewood N.J. He attended high school in Bayonne NJ and continued on to study at Yeshiva Kesser Torah of Monsey and by Rabbi Gellerman of Lakewood. He then went to Eretz Yisroel to learn under R' Tzvi Kaplan for 2 years, followed by 3 more years at Bais Medrash Elyon in Monsey NY. There he met his wife Malka (nee Heber) of Baltimore, MD. Malka was born to Rabbi Dovid and Baila Heber, a home that she learned how to blend torah and chesed. She attended and graduated Bais Yaakov of Baltimore.

In 2018 Yisroel Meir and Malka moved to Bensalem to join the kollel. Malka is an adored teacher in our preschool with many years of experience in the field, and a proud mother to their precious children Peri and Esti.
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Rabbi Shlomo & Pnina
Kohn
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phone
732-552-1899
email
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Shlomo grew up in Lakewood, NJ. He attended Yeshiva ShaareiTevunah in Yerushalayim for three years where he formed a close relationship with his Rosh Yeshiva, R' Elya Levin shlita. When he returned to the states, he joined Yeshiva Derech Chaim in Brooklyn, NY where he continued learning. In 2013, Shlomo married Pnina Globman from Philadelphia. Pnina is an alumnus of BYA seminary of Yerushalayim and completed a Masters degree in Occupational therapy from Touro College, NY.

In April 2017, Shlomo and Pnina moved to Bensalem to join the Kollel and be more involved in Jewish Outreach. They have four beautiful children K"AH and feel privileged to be part of such a warm community.

Aside from learning a full day, Shlomo teaches in the Bucks County Hebrew School and helps to organize/run various programs and events. Pnina enjoys learning with other women and being involved in the Café Connect Women Events.
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Rabbi Dovid & Shoshana Rivka
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phone
848-240-1342
email
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Dovid and Shoshana Rivka (nee Arnstein) both grew up in Lakewood NJ. Dovid attended Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah in Lakewood, led by Rabbi Yeshaya Treff. There, he developed a close relationship with his Rebbi, R' Naftali Eisgrau, with whom he has a connection until today. From there he went on to Yeshivas Ner Moshe in Eretz Yisroel under the leadership of R' Shalom Schechter. After learning in Eretz Yisroel for a year and a half, he came back to Lakewood and joined Bais Medrash Govoha. Shoshana Rivka attended Bais Yaakov High School of Lakewood and Toronto Seminary. They marriedin 2015 and they began their married life in Lakewood.

Dovid and Shoshana Rivka moved to Bensalem a year and a half ago, in April 2018, with their three-year-old son, Yitzchok. Dovid is a proud member of the Bensalem Kollel and Shoshana Rivka recently graduated from Gwynedd Mercy University School of Nursing. The Kreiswirths look forward to and enjoy participating in community events.

Together, Dovid and Shoshana Rivka are building their home, based upon the strong foundation they received from their parents and grandparents. They hope to continue to build upon these traits and be able to pass them on to their own children iy"H.
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Rabbi Daniel Osher & Batsheva
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daniel Osher
phone
215-688-3928
email
email
Daniel Osher was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After attending Yeshiva in Baltimore and Cleveland, he continued on to Eretz Yisroel to learn in Yeshivas Kodshim.

He returned to the states and married Batsheva (nee Rosenberg) who grew up in Northeast Philadelphia. They lived in Israel for two years where Daniel Osher learned in Mir Yeshiva. In the summer of 2019 the Millers moved to Bensalem to join the growing kollel and community.

Daniel Osher enjoys stimulating discussions and meeting new people, as well as cooking for Shabbos. Batsheva works full time as an accountant and enjoys spending time with family and welcoming guests into their home. Together with their adorable daughter Esti, the Millers have become an integral and beloved part of the Bensalem community.
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Rabbi Eli & Shevy
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phone
732-447-8571
email
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Eli was born and raised in Toronto, ON. He studied in Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Toronto, in Mesivta of Belmar, Lakewood East in Israel, and then BMG. In 2007 he married his wife, Shevy (nee Weinreich) who grew up in Boro Park, NY. She graduated from Adelphi University with a Master's of Sciencein Speech Language Pathology.

They both share a passion for outreach and involvement with Jews of all backgrounds. After living in Lakewood for a few years they moved to Bensalem where Eli joined the Bensalem Kollel.

Shortly thereafter, Eli became the Executive Director of BJOC and is currently the head chef at Bais Medrash Govoha of Lakewood NJ. Their Shabbos table is the talk of town, as one after another, people have enjoyed the delicious food and their warmth. Their outgoing personalities have endeared them to the entire community.

They are blessed with five beautiful children, Leah, Chaim, Shmuli, Esther and Perel. Eli & Shevy bought a house in Bensalem and are looking forward to living there for many years to come!
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Rabbi Moshe & Chani
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moshe
phone
862-290-5484
email
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phone
862-290-0776
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Moshe and his wife Chani (nee Marx), both grew up and attended elementary and high school in Passaic, NJ. After living in Israel for four years, where Moshe received his ordination from Yeshivas Aish HaTorah, they moved to Bensalem where Moshe assumed the position of Outreach Director.

Moshe's passions are meeting new people, playing ball, teaching, and spending time with his family. Chani practices as a speech language pathologist in the area and has become well-known for her hospitality, mouth-watering challah, and thrilling monthly Café Connect program for women and girls.

Together with their three adorable girls, Miri, Rachel, and Malka, Moshe and Chani welcome countless guests to their home for weekly Shabbos meals.

Moshe also serves as Director of the Bucks County Hebrew School, and runs interactive weekly Sunday classes open to parents as well as to the general public, focused on current issues in Jewish thought and practice.
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Rabbi Yitzchok & Rochel
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phone
848-480-5857
email
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Yitzchok learned in Yeshiva Mishkan HaTorah in Lakewood, NJ. He then moved to Israel where he learned in the Brisk Yeshiva under the leadership of HaRav Dovid Solevichek. On his return to the States he studied in Bais Medrash Gevoha, in Lakewood, NJ.

Yitzchok is married to Rochel (nee Wolpin). Rochel grew up in Chicago and subsequently her family moved to Lakewood. She works in computers with a background in video editing.

A few years ago Yitzchok and Rochel moved to Bensalem where Yitzchok joined the Bensalem Kollel and Rochel started out as BJOC's secretary.

The Simons have three adorable children, Fraidy, Perel and Michoel. They have chosen to make Kiruv and Jewish education their life's mission.
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Rabbi Shabsi & Miriam
Sorscher
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phone
215-758-1996
email
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Shabsi was born and raised in Lakewood, NJ. He was one of the founding pupils of Yeshivas Orchos Chaim in Monsey, and then moved on to study in Mirrer Yeshiva in Brooklyn, NY.

Shabsi married Miriam (nee Zimmerman) from Seagate, NY. After living in Flatbush, NY for a few months they moved to Lakewood, NJ. Shabsi learned in Bais Medrash Govoha for three and a half years. In 2011 the Sorschers moved to Bensalem, with Shabsi joining the Kollel and Miriam serving as the Preschool teacher. They are very involved in the community - both with outreach as well as with other community concerns. Shabsi enjoys learning and teaching Torah. His wife Miriam has proven herself to be an outstanding Preschool teacher who has won the love and admiration of her students, as well as of their parents.

They are blessed with five lovely children, Chaya Faiga, Shayna Rochel, Nechama Leeba, Batsheva and Shlomo.
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Aaron Dovid & Chani
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phone
443-833-7372
email
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Aaron Dovid grew up in Bensalem, PA and attended Yeshiva in Lakewood, NJ. Chani (nee Steinberg) grew up in Baltimore, MD.

They lived in Baltimore where Aaron Dovid attended Ner Israel Rabbinical College and Chani graduated with a Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy from Towson University. They moved to Bensalem in 2014, and Aaron Dovid joined the Bensalem Community Kollel.

Subsequently, Aaron Dovid pursued a Master's degree in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Chani currently works as a full time Occupational Therapist and Aaron Dovid is working as a Controller for a real estate office.

They are kept busy with three adorable children, Benny, Aliza, and Meira. Their open house continues to amaze the many guests who frequent their dining room table.
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Mrs. Faigy
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phone
215-752-5032
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Mrs. Faigy Kahn nee Goldman from Washington Heights is the efficient and organized secretary of BJOC. She is also the attendant of the Bucks County Mikvah and in that capacity she ensures that the mikvah maintains its high standard of beauty.