Rabbi Stilerman was born into a family where community outreach were a part of his childhood. As early as 2004, he served as Director of Special Development for JEP (Jewish Education Program) in Long Island, NY and was a recruiter for their summer camp, Camp Nageela. Seeing the immense positive impact the camp had on the community, Rabbi Stilerman saw its potential and developed it into a national franchise.
He spent three years in Israel and received semicha/rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Yitzchok Berkowitz at the Jerusalem College Kollel, and began teaching thereafter at Aish Jerusalem. Seeking a profession at the time, he also obtained licensure as an investment advisor, running the family’s hedge fund, and began a real estate investment company.
His passion for Judaism and outreach, though, led him down a different path. An investment advisor by profession—Rabbi Stilerman is a rabbi by choice. His charisma allowed him to be recruited to serve as a rabbi in England for AISH UK-Hampstead, and he worked with their young professionals for four years. The largest indoor menorah lighting ceremony in the UK took place under Rabbi Stilerman’s dynamic leadership.
In 2014, he and his family moved back to the United States where Rabbi Stilerman became the Founder and Director of YEHUDI, established in the memory of his mother-in-law, Zahava Goldwasser, a”h.
Under Rabbi Stilerman’s leadership, YEHUDI has grown from a local Miami organization to a statewide revolution with seven branches across Florida. Aside from Jewish outreach, he enjoys playing guitar and singing. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, Adina, and their six children.
Adina Stilerman has been motivating and inspiring communities around the globe for a decade and a half. Adina is the Co-Founder of YEHUDIi and a brilliant speaker. She is dedicated to revitalizing healthy family life with her popular “S.M.A.R.T Dater”, “Better Marriage, Better Me” and “29 Principles of Parenting” courses.Mrs. Stilerman is also a senior lecturer for Olami. Whether she is connecting with college students and young professionals, or running workshops for women, Adina’s passion lies with helping every member of her community find a deeper level of meaning in their lives. When she is not inspiring a crowd, you will find her composing music and raising her six delicious children (not at the same time).
Rabbi Albert received his Rabbinical Ordination from the Talmudic University and an MS in Marriage & Family Therapy from Barry University. He served as rabbi of Young Israel of Aventura and as principal of two Jewish day schools. Seeking to further his service to the community and help young Jewish adults connect to their heritage, he founded the Jewish College Experience based in Orlando and Gainesville, later merging it with YEHUDI to create a meaningful and growth-oriented campus experience for Jewish students. Rabbi Albert lives in Hollywood with his wife Leah. Their two children, Aron Shlomo and Ilana Miriam, make their parents proud with their dedication to carrying on the family’s legacy in Jewish education. test test
Rabbi Berkman can be found in the office of YEHUDI’s HUB in Miami Beach trying to keep his finger on the pulse of every aspect of the organization. After serving as the program director for MesorahDC in Washington DC for eight years, Rabbi Berkman joined YEHUDI in 2015 with a desire of being a part of a team that was set to make big things happen for the Jewish people. Rabbi Berkman received his rabbinic ordination from Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore in 2007 and completed a MS in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University that same year.For anything and everything YEHUDI…Rabbi Berkman is happy to assist.
Rabbi Eisenberg credits his dedication to the betterment of the Jewish people to his many years spent studying Torah in Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim. He is married to a wonderful wife and has five amazing children. His affinity to meeting Jews from all walks of life and engaging them in meaningful discussions certainly is a contributing factor to the success he experiences. Nonetheless, he attributes his achievements to all the great people that surround him and insists Hashem is a huge fan of the YEHUDI movement - the genuine force behind its influence.
Rabbi Abenson hails from Manchester England. The son of a rabbi, Yehuda Zev followed in his father’s footsteps and received rabbinic ordination from the Jerusalem Kollel. He has spent many years working with students and young professionals. He has led trips and shabbatons across Europe. Today he inspires students at Florida International University and on other South Florida campuses. Rabbi Abe, as his students affectionately call him, lives in North Miami Beach with his wife Batsheva and their two beautiful children.
Mrs. Abenson was born and raised in London, England. As a young woman, she traveled to Israel to hone her skills in leadership, spiritual education and community outreach at the Jerusalem Kollel women’s program. Today, she and her husband Rabbi Yehuda Zev spearhead YEHUDI’s South Florida college campuses, where her caring and outgoing nature helps her build connections with young students. She lives in North Miami Beach with her husband and two beautiful children, Michoel and Kaila.
Mrs. Taly Gedaly was born and raised in Chile. Her natural desire to bring Jews together prompted her to spend much of her life connecting and learning with young Jews. She studied Business in Chile with a break semester abroad at NYC’s Stern’s Collage, leading to a Masters Degree in Marketing from Adolfo Ibanez University. Her many years of work as NCSY advisor was followed by four years as a young professionals educator at Meor Manhattan. Recently married and currently living in Aventura, Florida, Mrs. Gedaly loves traveling, board games, and time at the beach.
Rabbi Abisror's infectiously positive and outgoing nature, and his deep musings into the meaning of life are key ingredients to his smashing success at YEHUDI Orlando. Rabbi Yisrael is also an adjunct professor of Jewish philosophy and founder of his own business consulting firm, Lincoln Sq & Co. Together with his wife Tamar and their amazing son Judah, Rabbi Abisror transforms Jewish life on campus for every student he meets.
As Co-Director of YEHUDI Orlando, Tamar brings her warm and caring nature into all of her interactions with students at UCF. Her background in social work and her commitment to fostering genuine relationships helps her carry out YEHUDI’s mission in Orlando with drive.
Not only is Rabbi Yaakov Florans front, and center of the Young Professional Division at YEHUDI, YEHUDI is front and center of Rabbi Florans. When asked what experiences prepared him for his role here, the words, “my whole life” display the extraordinary passion he exuberates. He simply “loves Jews” - all types. A devoted husband and father of four adorable kids, Rabbi Florans’ contributions to the movement cannot be overstated.
Rabbi Meir Golub’s personal history includes learning and teaching Torah in Jerusalem, Israel. The Rabbi loves people, reading, jamming on the guitar and being a proficient player of almost four other instruments. He describes himself as an “epic shmoozer”, with a passion for making Judaism AWESOME and RELEVANT. Rabbi Golub has been happily married for over a decade and is the proud father of four amazing daughters. He and his wife, Gemma, are at the helm of YEHUDI UF, serving the Jewish Gator community.
Mrs. Gemma Golub boasts a robust portfolio, including roles as a Heritage House counselor, girls’ high school teacher, reflexologist, energy healer and personal spiritual coach. Today she and her husband, Rabbi Meir, serve Gainesville’s Jewish college student community at UF. Mrs. Golub is spontaneous, caring, and an open-minded, out-of-the-box thinker who likes to delve deep into students’ questions and give them more than surface-level answers. She and Rabbi Meir are the proud parents of four princesses, Sarah Bracha, Aliza, Tzofia, and Molly, who is blessed with an extra chromosome.
Born in Israel, raised in the U.S, and now living in central Florida, Shifra’s sensitive, adventurous and nurturing nature help her adjust well to any setting! She brings her kind, hardworking and enthusiastic spirit to her role as co-director of YEHUDI Tallahassee. She loves spending time with her family, exploring nature, meeting new people and planning events.
From teaching fourth grade boys, to staffing youth trips to Israel and Poland, to helping run the music department at Camp Nageela, Rabbi Klatzko’s journey has fueled his dual passions for music and Jewish education. His journey has led him to YEHUDI Tallahassee where he and his wife, Shifra, serve as Co-directors of programming for Jewish students at FSU. He plays percussion, guitar and drums, and he is an accomplished composer of English and Hebrew songs. He brings these musical talents, as well as his warm and empathetic personality to his role at FSU, where he enjoys connecting with students and explaining Jewish concepts in an approachable yet deep manner. Rabbi Klatzko also has an affinity for parkour, basketball, late-night cooking sessions and a fun night spent with friends. If you are a Jewish student at FSU and would like to connect with Rabbi Klatzko about Judaism or any of his passions, don’t hesitate to reach out!
Rabbi Jacob Kon is YEHUDI’s own superhero who, together with his wife Yehudis, works day and night to supercharge Jewish life for young professionals across South Florida.
Before joining YEHUDI in 2017, Rabbi Kon founded and managed several startup companies. He earned a Masters of Religious Education from Talmudic University in Miami in 2013 and rabbinic ordination from the same institution in 2016. Rabbi Kon has a background in pedagogical education and, yes, is a licensed personal trainer as well.
Rabbi Kon now lives in Surfside with his wife Yehudis and their beautiful family.
Mrs. Yehudis Kon brings her passion for Torah-true education, and her mastery of the human mind, emotions and body to everything she does at YEHUDI. When she is not imparting wisdom to young professionals in her one-on-one learning sessions or warmly uniting people around her shabbat table, you can find her studying for her graduate program in clinical psychology or practicing karate - in which she holds a black belt. She and Rabbi Kon live with their three adorable children in Surfside.
Rabbi Shloimy Plotzker credits his loving parents for his passion towards the work he does. Growing up in a warm, open home, where people were welcome around the table and helping them out was the norm; Rabbi Shloimy continues the chain. He loves getting the most out of life by learning and teaching Torah, wearing sweatshirts and uggs, and traveling with his wife, Miriam, and their three beautiful children, Shua, Yael, and Debbie. Rabbi Shloimy Plotzker’s youthful relatable energy is a proud factor in the Miami Beach Young Professional YEHUDI story.
Mrs. Miriam Plotzker enjoys hosting events and shabbos meals where her warm and friendly energy easily helps her befriend the young people she meets. A Hebrew teacher, with an educational background in social work, Miriam enjoys serving as a mentor and friend to young people and making everyone feel comfortable in her home and at her table. She can be found at the YEHUDI Hub with her husband Rabbi Shloimy and her three beautiful children, Shua, Yael and Devorah.
Mrs. Ester Seigel is the “heart and soul” of YEHUDI. She joined YEHUDI in its infancy and has played an invaluable role in YEHUDI’s growth over the past four years. Mrs. Seigel is driven by the desire of helping make other people’s jobs as easy as possible and making YEHUDI, as a whole, as productive as possible. She was drawn to YEHUDI by the idea of being part of something “bigger than herself” by working behind the scenes to “help the Jewish people.”
Mrs. Seigel, along with her husband Moshe and three amazing children, resides in Miami Beach where she manages the YEHUDI Hub and YEHUDI business operations.
For anything and everything YEHUDI … Mrs. Ester Seigel is the address for you!
Ms. Sarah Kornblatt is a native New Yorker now living in sunny Miami Beach, with her english bulldog puppy, Matzo Ball. She studied Business with a focus in Marketing at NYU Stern and is also a trained chef and pastry chef. Her college and young adult years spent rediscovering her heritage and deepening her engagement with her culture have led her to a new path, working with YEHUDI to contribute to the mission of helping young people connect with their Judaism in a meaningful way. Sarah enjoys reading, learning Torah, spending time with friends and family, going to the dog park, cooking and baking. She wants everyone to know that she is one of less than a hundred people in the world who can lick their elbow.