Ari Mayefsky is extremely enthusiastic to be the Youth Director at Shomrei Torah. One of the main focuses of the shul’s youth programming is its shabbos morning groups. The groups are a place where children from 2 1/2 years old through the 4th grade can come to see their friends from school and make new friends from the community. While having fun, the kids daven together and learn more about the parsha. This is followed by a small kiddush for each group.
Ari grew up in Brooklyn where as an adolescent he had already begun his career in community service by davening for the amud and acting as gabbai and lainer in a small shul. He joined the northwest region of NCSY, travelling to Seattle and Vancouver to organize and lead fun events for local children, while strengthening their connection to Judaism. He went on to become an active member in the Yeshiva University community. Shortly after the YU Shenk shul minyan began, Ari served as President, helping transform it into a full-fledged shul.
A YU graduate of 2006, Ari works in the Center for Applied Psychology at Bikur Cholim of Rockland County. His wife, Yael, is a psychologist who works at the same facility. They are the proud parents of two boys and a girl.