Rabbi Ben and Ellie Menora have been living in Alon Shvut with their four beautiful children for the last 5 years – Maayan, Hodaya Malka, Moshe and Ayelet Rachel and are excited to join the Binghamton community in the Fall 0f 2021!

Rabbi Ben made Aliya as a kid from Chicago, IL. He served 3 years in IDF’s Golani brigade, learned in Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh (KBY) both before and after his army service, then earned an LL.B. at Bar-Ilan University, while splitting his time between the law library and the BIU Kollel. After 2 years at a corporate law firm, Ben joined the Kollel at Yeshivat Har Etzion (Gush) and received a teacher’s certificate from Herzog College. When he can find the time, Ben enjoys trail running, jamming (guitar), researching genealogy, solving puzzles, and playing team sports.

Ellie made Aliya from London with her parents and five siblings. She started training in gymnastics and swimming at the age of 5 and is a certified instructor in both. Ellie studied at Midreshet Tehillah, earned her BSN at Machon Tal in Jerusalem, and trained with Rabanit Shani Taragin to become a Kallah teacher. Before moving to Binghamton, Ellie was an ER nurse in Shaare Zedek hospital and volunteered as a medic for Magen David Adom. Ellie thoroughly enjoys hiking, running, swimming, a good cup of coffee, spending quality time with her family and friends, and hosting meals on Shabbat and Chag.