The Brownstone Tel Aviv

A Warm, Welcoming Community

On our way Home

We are working overtime to complete our spectacular new home in the American Colony-Neve Tzedek by Spring 2024. No expense is spared to make it a destination like no other. 

Our Future Home

Once complete, our landmark building will be outfitted with spacious residential rooms, conference space, a dining hall, a lecture hall, an expansive, artsy space perfect for Shabbat dinners and Holiday parties, a café and lounge, and all the essentials students and young professionals need to further their social and professional lives. Set in the world’s epicenter of innovation, The Brownstone Tel Aviv is a home-away-from-home, a mini-community where young Jews of all affiliations meet, network, and grow.

Current Activities

Here’s a taste of our current social, networking, cultural and educational offerings—all happening in our temporary space!

  • Leadership fellowships
  • Israel and advocacy initiatives
  • Shabbat and holiday events
  • Torah classes
  • Nightly courses on a range of topics in Hebrew and English, geared toward an international clientele
  • Cultural, social and philanthropic activities
  • Networking events
  • Alumni activities

Partner with us as we develop a new generation of committed leaders, ensuring a robust future for the Jewish People and the State of Israel. 

Meet The Team

Rabbi Mordechai Suchard

Founder and Director

Rabbi Suchard is the son of a Rav and Dayan on the prestigious Johannesburg Beis Din. He studied in Telshe, Cleveland and Ponevizh, Israel, and received semichah from the Chief Rabbi and Av Beth Din of Jerusalem, Rabbi Kulitz. For the past 20 years, Rabbi Suchard has devoted his time to building Gateways into a premier education powerhouse that engages collegiates, young adults, families, singles and Russian immigrants in the United States and abroad to nurture and sustain Jewish identity, strengthen their connection to Israel, and make informed decisions about their Jewish future.

Yoni Greenwald

International Director

Born and raised in Israel, Yoni is an entrepreneur involved in Jewish education, business, and real estate investment in the U.S. and Israel. Director of The Brownstone since its inception in 2012, Yoni has overseen programs that have led thousands of students and young professionals on missions to Israel and Poland. Yoni is passionate about connecting Jews from across the world to each other and to Israel. He lives in Miami with his wife and children.

Binny & Chaya Sarah Geizhals

International Program Directors

Binny and his wife, Chaya Sarah, are The Brownstone Tel Aviv’s power couple. Originally from Queens, Binny earned an International MBA from Bar Ilan University and his Rabbinical degree from The Jerusalem Kollel under Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits in Jerusalem. Binny and Chaya Sarah helped launch The Brownstone Tel Aviv in 2021, and they strive to make The Brownstone into an international community, one that feels like a second home for young Jews.

Chaya Sarah grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and Manhattan, and has always been involved in helping the Jewish community. Currently a member of United Hatzalah of Israel, Chaya Sarah helps run events at The Brownstone TLV, including Challah Bakes and inspirational (and down-to-earth) classes for women.

Eliyahu Betzalel

Israeli Program Director 

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Eliyahu manages all logistics for The Brownstone Tel Aviv and Marot HaSulam synagogue. He gives weekly lectures to Israelis at The Brownstone TLV. Eliyahu lives in Jerusalem with his wife and two children. 

Ari Gutman

Community Leader and Lecturer

A graduate of Rutgers university, Ari lived in Manhattan working in real estate and asset management before moving to Tel Aviv, where he works in finance for a startup. Ari is currently working on a book about self-discovery and exploring the deeper self to live a more intentional, peaceful life. 

Andrea Kahn

International Communications Director

Andrea has a master’s degree in journalism from USC and worked as a feature writer for the Los Angeles Times before moving East. She now works as a freelance marketing writer, editor, and project manager for organizations including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Inc., and Yeshiva University.

Shlomo Suchard

International Coordinator

A graduate of Cornell’s Business Management program, Shlomo holds a bachelor’s degree in Talmudic law. Shlomo and his wife and daughter, live in Jerusalem , where he oversees and coordinates The Brownstone’s global programming.

Chani Bernstein

Women’s Program Director

Peri Greenes

Creative Director

Growing up in Baltimore, Peri earned her bachelor’s degree from Gratz College before studying graphic design theory. Peri is the creative vision behind The Brownstone TLV and thoroughly enjoys collaborating with the amazing team there. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband Eli and daughter Atara.

Take a Tour

The brownstone Tel Aviv exterior

Event Space

Multipurpose hall

Library/Meeting space

Retreat room's
(22 total)