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Shimon Galitzer

Shimon earned his BA degree in accounting from Queens College, N.Y. and was admitted to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor society. He earned his MBA degree from New York University with a major in Taxation and his JD degree from Columbia Law School in N.Y. After working for Arthur Young & Company (predecessors of Ernest & Young) he left as a Principal at AY&Co to make Aliyah in 1982. After taking and passing the Israeli bar exam and Israeli CPA exam he worked for Herzog Fox Neeman as an intern in order to qualify for the Israeli bar. He then worked for Kesselman & Kesselman as a manager in their tax department and left in 1988 to establish the CPA firm of Galitzer & Associates.

 

Jerry Morgenstern

Jerry grew up in Queens New York. After high school Jerry studied in Israel for one year at Yeshivat Sha'alavim. He graduated from Yeshiva University Sy Syms School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He then earned his CPA license from the State of New York and worked in the New York offices of Deloitte & Touche, CPA's. Before Aliyah, Jerry worked as the National Director of Bnei Akiva of North America. In 1994 Jerry made Aliyah with his wife and worked at the accounting offices of Haft & Haft and Deloitte & Touche-Israel (Igal Brightman). He started working for our firm in October 1998 and in September 2004 became an Israeli CPA. He currently resides with his wife and six children in Beit Shemesh. 

 

Ben-Zion Blank

Ben-Zion grew up in Far Rockaway New York where he attended local yeshiva elementary and high schools. After graduating high school, Ben-Zion studied in Israel for two years at Yeshivat Sha’alvim. Upon his return to New York he started Touro College where he graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He then earned his CPA license from the State of New York and started his accounting career working for CPA firms in New York City. In 1995 Ben-Zion made aliyah and started working for our firm in January 1997. He currently resides with his wife and six sons in Efrat.

 

 Chanoch Ben Chaim 

Chanoch graduated from De Paul University in Chicago with a B.S. degree in accounting and passed the C.P.A. examination in New York. After working four years in New York City as a C.P.A.,  he made aliyah, and served in the I.D.F. Chanoch passed the Israeli C.P.A. exams, and started working as an Israeli C.P.A. in 1994. He has been with our firm since September 2005. He is married with five children and lives in Jerusalem.

 

Rene (Rochel) Vanning

Rene was born and educated in Cape Town, South Africa where she acquired secretarial skills. She came to study in Israel in 1981, intending to remain in Israel. She has worked as a secretary ever since for yeshivos, seminaries and various professionals. She has been working as the secretary for our firm since 1997.

Temima Jacobovitz

Temima grew up in Ramot, Jerusalem. She studied accounting at Bait Yaakov Hayashan, and earned a CPA through the Israeli Accounting Association.
She is also an accredited high school level teacher.
Temima and her family live in Jerusalem

Bracha Grunfeld

Bracha grew up in Har- Nof, Jerusalem. She studied Bookkeeping #1,#2,#3 at Bait Yaakov Hayashan, and earned her degreethrough Misrad Hacalcala.
She then also studied in Lomdah, Chashavei Sachar, and earned her degree through Tama"t.
Bracha and her Family live in har Nof, Jerusalem.

Ari Galitzer

Ari grew up in Har-nof, Jerusalem. After Hesder in Yeshivat Sha?alvim he studied Accounting and Information Systems at The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) - Lev Academic Center, and earned a CPA through the Israeli Accounting Association. Before joining the firm in 2014 Ari worked as a Manager in BDO- Ziv Haft for 9 years.
Ari and his family live in Jerusalem.

 
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