Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein

Rabbi Uri Pilichowski grew up in Fair Lawn,  New Jersey then moved to Israel and studied in Mevaseret Zion for eight years, earning a Bachelor of Talmudic Law and Rabbinic Ordination. While living in Israel, Rabbi Pilichowski taught and mentored gap year students. 

Rabbi Pilichowski then moved to Beverly Hills, CA to become the Assistant Rabbi of the famed Beth Jacob Congregation. Rabbi Pilichowski was then blessed to spend three years in Boca Raton, Florida where he was the Rosh Beit Midrash and Gap Year advisor. Rabbi Pilichowski also served as one of the Rabbis at The Boca Raton Synagogue. 

An Israeli citizen and former member of the Israel Civil Defense, Rabbi Pilichowski prided himself with his involvement with the Pro-Israel community in America. He created the first teen pro-Israel political group in the country that taught students to advocate in Congress for a stronger US-Israel relationship. His students gained a national reputation that has even reached the White House. Rabbi Pilichowski continues to teach his students from Israel online.

In July 2014, in the midst of Operation Protective Edge, Rabbi Pilichowski moved his family to Mitzpe Yericho, Israel. Rabbi Pilichowski founded and directed “Crossing the Line,” where American students studying in Israel are taken to Judea and Samaria and shown that Israelis have every right to live and govern Judea and Samaria and treat Palestinian Arabs fairly and with all human rights.  

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