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Youth Program Leadership

Ben and Amanda Apsan

Rabbi Simon Basalely
Rabbi Simon Basalely runs our Shabbat Morning Teen Minyan as well as other programs such as onegs, mishmar and Sunday parent-child minyan. Rabbi Basalely is a beloved Rebbe at North Shore Hebrew Academy Middle School. He received his semicha from YU’s Beren Kollel Elyon and also earned an MA in Jewish Education and an MSW in Social Work from YU graduate programs. Rabbi Basalely has demonstrated that he can bring his wisdom to our youth through his warm personality and sense of menschlichkeit. Rabbi Basalely and his wife Batya are the proud parents of five daughters.


Morah Monica Alon
Morah Monica runs our 2-3 year old groups on Shabbat morning as well as other programs for preschool children throughout the year. She is a beloved Preschool director and Pre-k teacher and Long Island Hebrew Academy. She received a certificate in school .administration from the Consortium of Jewish Day Schools. She h.as brought true simcha and love both to our children she works wi.th as well as to our entire shul. Monica and her husband Ron are the proud parents of four children and one adorable grandchild.


Morah Naz Aziz
Morah Naz runs our 4-5 year old groups on Shabbat morning as well as other programming throughout the year. She brings music, dance and simcha to girls of all ages through her Bat Mitzvah and birthday party entertainment business, “iMove with Naz.” She knows how to amaze all with whom she encounters with passion, stories, divrei torah and a profound sense of simchat hachaim, a love for life. Naz and her husband Yaacov feel blessed to live and raise their children in the lovely Great Neck community,

Sat, May 18 2024 10 Iyyar 5784