Rabbi Binyomin Newmark, Founder and Director
Rabbi Newmark has varied experience in communal affairs. He is a member of the Ocean County Human Relations Commission and sits on the board of two other non-profits. Rabbi Newmark received his semicha in 2006, and holds a Masters of Talmudic Law as well as an MRTS. He is a certified Life Coach through the International Coaching Foundation and has experience in mentoring, business management and fundraising.
Mrs. Hindy Newmark, Program Director
Formerly a teacher and the Human Resources director in a school for special needs children, Hindy Newmark is an experienced mentor and educator. She received Live Coach certification through the International Coaching Foundation with a specialty in teens and young adults, and has extensive training in leadership development and life skills training. Aside from running Batya programs, she is the Teen Director at overnight Camp Nageela in the Catskills. With over 15 years of experience in this field, she has an extensive repertoire and expertise in guidance and development of teens and young adult.
Cheved Biegeleisen,Executive Assistant
Between running her own Batya branch and managing all the internal affairs at Batya, Cheved plays a crucial role in the smooth turning of the wheels of all our programs. Her efficient and organized hand is felt in every Batya event.
Devora Schwartz Program Coordinator
Traci Levine Curriculum Developer
Our programs our staffed by devoted volunteer REPS - Responsible, Energetic, Personable Staff who serve as leaders, mentors and friends to the Batya girls. All our Reps have proven skills at relating and interacting well with teens, undergoing ongoing training through Batya. Many are schooling in or employed professionally in the fields of education and social work.
Board of Directors
Abraham S. Opatut, Chairman Abe Opatut is currently Chairman and a founder of First Commerce Bank, and previously served in this position at First Washington Bank, now part of Fulton Financial Corp. He has been actively involved in Batya since 2011, serving as Chairman of the Board and a strong supporter. He also sits on the board of Solomon Schechter of Western Monmouth County and is involved in many philanthropic activities.
Gershon Biegeleisen, CPA, Treasurer Managing partner of Gershon Biegeleisen & Co. CPA’s, Gershon Biegeleisen brings over 35 years of accounting experience to Batya. His extensive knowledge in all areas of federal, state and local personal and business taxation allows him to effectively provide consulting and tax solutions to the organization, as well as sound financial guidance and advice.
Gershon is a founding board member of First Commerce Bank, and an active member of the community, having served on the board of NJ Hand and other community service projects.
Miriam B. Weinstein, Esq. Miriam Weinstein is a successful Real Estate Attorney who runs a busy practice with a reputation of impeccable customer service, honesty, and success. Miriam joined the Batya family in 2013 and has been instrumental in the purchase and approval of the Batya House and Center.
Eve Seidman Eve Seidman is a parent of one of the original members of Batya in its founding years. She and her husband Neil have been instrumental in the growth and expansion of Batya programs. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology where she earned a degree in fashion design and currently runs Gold N’ Time family Jewelers with Neil, a licensed jeweler.
Judy Zuckerman Judy Zuckerman is involved in a broad spectrum of charity organizations and communal causes, including many Israeli foundations. She was honored in 2012 by the Jeri Finesilver Cancer Foundation as a key player in raising funds for radiology equipment for North Shore University Hospital. Judy has been a resident of Marlboro, NJ with her husband Gil for 30 years. She joined the Batya family in 2012
Gay Fried Gay Fried, MD, formerly a successful OB GYN, currently runs a varicose vein treatment practice through Vein Clinics of America. She and her husband Richard, who runs his own law practice, have been Batya parents since 2006 and are committed to helping their youth on the path of community service and growth.