Joel began his professional career as an Economist for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services located in the World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan (He is currently working for boutique consulting firm in the hedge fund space). After he witnessed the tragedy of 9/11 first hand, Joel had a strong desire to connect more with others and impact those around him. He chose to return to the roots of his heritage and combine it with his love of education. This began on the Upper East Side with one student. The positive impact Joel had on this family led him to many other students and families. Word spread quickly and Door To Door Tutoring was born.
Joel has been involved with Jewish education in the tri-state area for the past sixteen years. Joel's fondness of Jewish education began when he was a student at the Solomon Schechter Academy. It continued with his participation in Kadima and USY. Joel studied Economics and Hebraic Studies at Rutgers College and earned a BA in 2001. Joel has a vast experience teaching at many organizations including The Long Beach Island JCC, Congregation B'nai Israel of Toms River, Congregation B'nai Tikvah of North Brunswick, and Congregation B'nai Israel of Rumson. Joel has also guest-lectured at various synagogues throughout New Jersey and New York.
Additionally, He taught and administered the Talmud Torah program at Congregation Da'at Elohim on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Joel currently leads the Pezukey DiZimra and Shacharit Service for the High Holy Days at his hometown shul of B'nai Israel in Toms River, New Jersey, and he is also often a Ba'al Kriyah (Torah/Haftarah Reader) throughout the area.
Joel has taught hundreds of students in the classroom setting and individually. He is now known in countless circles as the go-to source for Jewish Education, B'nai Mitzvah preparation and Jewish Resources. He prides himself on creating an environment that fosters the well-rounded development of an enjoyable and meaningful connection to Jewish religious studies and Jewish cultural tradition. Joel is an extremely enthusiastic instructor, and his passion genuinely shows with every student he encounters and every teacher he mentors and coaches. Joel currently works at a boutique consulting firm in New York City doing corporate recovery, insolvency, forensic accounting and economic investigations for hedge funds.
Abby grew up in Paramus, NJ and attended Solomon Schechter Day School and High School, graduating in 2002. As the daughter of a Rabbi she has always had a special connection with Israel and her Jewish heritage that she enjoys sharing with others. She graduated with a degree in Television Production from Boston University and currently works at MSNBC where she teaches the interns she works with social media and television production skills. As well as bond with them over her love of sports.