- Last Updated: Friday, February 5 2016
I have very fond memories of my time at Lander College Beis Medrash L'Talmud. In its earliest stages (and I mean really early, as in: no grass, mud walkways, five people to a class, a night seder with less than a minyan...) there was always an air of optimism and excitement. An out-of-town kid from Baltimore, MD, I decided to respond to an ad I had seen for this new institution in one of the Jewish newspapers. We were an eclectic group of individuals from all walks of life and from a wide variety of yeshiva backgrounds, all with a similar mission, to find the right fit. It turned out to be a challenge from the start, but many of us stayed the course and were committed to making the most of our experience. The level of learning and secular education that I received at Lander helped set me on a course for professional success and spiritual integrity. Some of my closest friendships were forged during those early years and not a day goes by that I am not grateful for the opportunities that Lander has provided me with. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and ultimately moved back home to Baltimore after spending some time in the yeshiva's kollel. I currently work for an online retail company, managing a variety of aspects of our operation. My wife Chavi, and my two children, Yaakov (10) and Maayan (5), have settled into a wonderful niche within our community and are involved in our shul (Suburban Orthodox) and various other community projects. I am currently pursuing a Certificate Degree (and possibly a Masters) in Instructional Design at UMBC and consult on web and graphic design projects.