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Jessie Orenshein

  Youth Director

Jesse Orenshein has been working in the childcare field for 10 years. Beginning as a camp counselor and shul youth leader, Jesse continuously took on greater responsibility, until he became the Co-Director of MJ Sports Camp and the Director of our very own Youth Program. During the week, Jesse focuses his passion for childcare on his lifelong dream of writing children’s books. Under his brand Grandpa Herbie’s Stories, Jesse has published 8 rhyming picture books, with another 10 currently being illustrated. None of this stops him from competing on American Ninja Warrior, which he has done for the last two seasons and B”H will continue to do in the future.

YOSEPH MANDEL

  Youth Co-Director

MIKE POURATI

  Teen Minyan Director

My name is Mike Pourati. I am 15 years old and a native of Pico Robertson. I went to Torat Emet Hebrew academy for elementary school, Tashbar for middle school and now Valley Torah.   As young adults, one of the most important things is for us to have "Ahdut" - a bond between us. But what is the real meaning of "Ahdut" and how can we achieve it? I believe the true "bond" is the one between us and Hakadosh Baruch Hu which is achieved through Tefillah and learning Torah. That is what we are trying to achieve with the teen minyan, to not only strengthen our bond with Hashem but also to provide social and interactive platform through which we can come closer as friends.
We offer an amazing kiddush every week with full trays of wings from Jeff's, trays of poppers from Lieders and weekly raffles of brand name t-shirts, hoodies, hats and more. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you would like to get involved!

Mon, May 25 2020 2 Sivan 5780